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Rattle noise.
The rattle you may be hearing is the catalyst which is broken up inside and is partly blocking the exhaust. The blockage may be severe enough to completely block the exhaust causing the no start, or stall and overheat. Have...
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Glow light flashes always
The glow plug Warning Light on your vehicle not only indicates that the glow plugs are operating, but also acts as a malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) for the engine management system. An on-site diagnosis will be required by a mechanic...
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Engine
Hello there, the 2005 Jaguar X-Type came equipped with one of two engines. There is a 2.5 liter engine and a 3.0 engine. I can not tell exactly which engine you have with the details listed, as both engines could...
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Engine won't rev past 2500 rpm?
Hi, thanks for writing in. You may have been on the right track with the throttle body. I went down this road with an XK that was going into limp-home mode and not allowing the engine to rev up. In...
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replacing thermostat Housing.....Front nut which is 13mm nut is stripped...Is the bolt holding it can be replaced like screwed if
For an issue like this, you should consider hiring the help of a professional with the repair. An experienced technician will be able to tell if the stud can be removed or if it is a part of the housing....
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Power steering noises when turning steering wheel
Hello. Changing the transmission fluid will not help to quiet down the power steering pump. If you meant to say that you were going to change the power steering fluid then that may help. I usually start by checking the...
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Between 50 and 70 mph when I accelerate the car is shaking.... Any ideas whay ????
The things we check first with vibration problems are tire and wheel inspection and undercar components such as tie rod ends, rack and pinion steering, and wheel bearings. It may be as simple as a balancing weight that has come...
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My rpm needle moves down a little then up when im at a red light.
Many early 2000's Jaguars, including the X-Type and X-Type (R) had issues with faulty O2 sensors, air fuel sensors, and ignition sensors that would cause similar symptoms to what you're experiencing. However, an idle control valve that is dirty could...
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Car won't start, but lights turn on.
Hi there, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to provide my insight. Jaguar has been using chip (programmable) keys since 1998. If you have bought a new key but have not yet gone through the programming routine, the key...
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Error message on my dash
The aftermarket catalytic converters may not be working as well as the factory ones. A scan of the vehicle's computer will allow a technician to look at live data from the oxygen sensors to determine if the sensors are faulty...
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VVT solenoid malfunction
Hi, thanks for writing in. Before a quote can be given, the code will need to be diagnosed thoroughly to isolate the cause of the code. On some of these engines the variable valve timing is caused by camshaft mechanisms,...
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side mirrors adjust automatically with memory seat but not independently from control on armrest
Hi there, thanks for writing in. Once the seat memory is set it can only be changed to a new position unless the memory seat module is either replaced or reprogrammed with the correct scan tool. As for the mirrors...
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Trouble starting and can't find disengage switch to put into neutral
Hello. This is an electrical issue as all of these problems are related a lack of voltage. From what you are saying, the battery needs to be load tested to see if it is failing. The battery is more than...
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Needs A/C compressor, but has 2.1 L instead of 2.5
Hello. Your vehicle will use a different compressor then the models made for the U.S. You will need to order the compressor from Jaguar or try to find one online. These models can be difficult to find parts for as...
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I put coolant in my reservoir bottle it never filled up
Hi, thanks for writing in. The reservoir coolant goes directly into the engine and radiator. The fact that you added a gallon means the system is leaking somewhere. The coolant does not get this low without leaking out, usually through...
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When I put the car in gear, it doesn't move.
It sounds like you have broken a CV joint. The CV joints are a ball and groove joint that make it possible to transmit power to the front wheels even while you steer the wheels. They make a nasty popping...
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My car is not starting - Jaguar X-Type
Hi and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. The most economical way to address this issue is to have a scanner hooked to your vehicle and retrieve any codes. This will isolate the issue and in turn be the cheapest way...
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Are Jaguars generally reliable?
Hi there: To be completely honest, I've never known a Jaguar owner who hasn't had their car in for service at least three times during ownership. They are notorious for faulty electrical systems, fuel system issues and transmission problems. Unless...
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My car is getting overheated, replaced the water pump, but coolant is still running out.. After the car warms a lil..
A thermostat is a good first step with overheating issues, usually because it's inexpensive and easy to replace. So it's always good to eliminate that as a possibility, but I think you may have more problems then that. I presume...
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Started reading high engine temperature
This can be caused by a number of things such as low coolant levels, a faulty thermostat, or a failing coolant fan switch. The coolant fan switch helps to maintain the proper coolant temperature by turning the fans on and...

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