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Installing cold air intake - 2007 Jaguar XK
K&N is a reputable manufacturer of this component (and there are others). Call or email them for specific part numbers for your vehicle.
Noise when shifting at lower speeds - 2008 Jaguar XK
There are 2 possible sources of the "vibration noise" under the circumstances you outline. First, have the driveshaft and center support carrier checked for balance, proper alignment and lubricaion. Second. have the transmission's torque convertor evaluated. Both items have some...
Battery draining and charging - 2007 Jaguar XK
Yes, it is safe to attach a battery charger to the trunk power lugs. Just make sure nothing metallic can touch both lugs at once to avoid a short, and possible fire. You might consider attaching a "trickle-charger" to the...
Replacement of rear pads - 2007 Jaguar XK
There are a number of Jaguar owner forums on the Internet which have "owner stories" and often videos of this repair. There are a couple of "gotchas" with this model - having the correct tool to retract the piston back...
My Jaguar XJ8 is running extremely rough
Being that your car is running better with the MAF disconnected, I say replace your MAF. Most cars would shut off without the MAF connected. If you need a technician to scope out the problem in person, a certified professional...
Drive belt fell off looks like a tensioner broke
If you see the tensioner broke then you will need to have the tensioner assembly replaced and the belt replaced also. Have all the other pulleys checked for any binding. If you would like assistance in the replacement of your...
Temp. Gauge doesn't move
No, signal on the instrument cluster concerning the engine temperature usually points to no signal coming from the coolant temperature sensor. This can be caused by a broken wire along the circuit, loose connection, or failed temperature sensor. If the...
Battery gets drained, recharging the battery
Hello, the best thing to do in your case is to install a battery shut off switch. However, you are indicating that your battery is perhaps not accessible enough for such a retrofit. And, of course, if you disconnect the...
I'm looking for a quote to replace the timing chain on a S4 4.2L
Hi there, thanks for writing in. He was correct in saying that the chains are on the back of the motor. The engine and transmission must be removed completely, then separated form one another on a workbench, where the chains...
Transmission thinks it's in 5th gear. But resets when you turn it off and turn it back on
Hello. If your transmission is having trouble identifying gears, then there is likely an issue with one of the sensors or components. It may be possible that the input or output speed sensors, or one of the shift solenoids is...
my transmission is "slipping" 3% of the time
Hello. From what you describe, it would appear that your transmission is beginning to slip. This can be caused by many things. The first thing I would do is check the vehicle's transmission. Automatic transmission use fluid pressure to operate,...
Put in gear but car won't move
Hi there. That's an interesting concern you've described. With no codes present, verify proper transmission fluid condition, level, and type. Once you have verified the fluid type, level, and condition inspect the shift cable connector; usually located toward the rear...
AC switch is working only sometimes
Hello. There are a lot of things that can cause this AC system to malfunction. The most common is low refrigerant. I always check the refrigerant level first before going any further. If the refrigerant level is fine then I...
Shaky suspension - 1995 Mercedes Benz E420
Given the amount of mileage on your car, this may suggest worn out shocks and struts. If you notice the car bouncing a bit more than normal or taking a few seconds longer to settle after going over a bump,...
My audi smells like gasoline I read it could be a clogged fuel filter my mechanic wants to replace a plug on my fuel pump
What your mechanic says sounds more likely. There is no gasoline flowing to the turbocharger, so a flange or gasket leak is unlikely to be the cause. A leaking turbo flange would give you an exhaust leak and any odor...
Replacing rotors and break pads
It is recommended to replace the brake pads and rotors as a set. You may be able to get the parts aftermarket which would save money on the parts in most cases. You can even get an independent mechanic do...
The HVAC is not cooling the air in the car. Fan works, but no cooling. Can this be fixed by YourMechanic?
This can happen for a number of reasons such as being low on Freon, a faulty AC thermostat switch or a failing AC compressor. We do currently offer services for repairs/inspections of air conditioning systems.
My battery is dead, and my only key is stuck in the key slot - 2009 Jaguar XF
If you can get into the car, you are halfway there. You can temporarily power up the system through the cigarette lighter's electrical connector. There are devices available that can plug into the power socket of your car and energize...
Serpentine Belt broke How do i tell if its the Altenator
A lot depends on *why *the serpentine belt broke. If the belt broke after 120,000 miles simply due to age, that's fine, but if it broke because one of the rotating elements - the tensioner, pulleys, alternator pulley, and so...
Serpentine belt broke
Hello. Yes, the idler pulley and tensioner should be replaced with the serpentine belt. The bearing in the idler pulley wears out over the miles and the tensioner weakens with use as well. This is not a sign of...

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