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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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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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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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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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how many mounts are on the engine/transmission of a xtype jaguar
Normally a front wheel drive vehicle will have an engine mount on the passenger side of the vehicle, an engine mount on the front of the vehicle, and a transmission mount on the bottom side or driver side of the...
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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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Car will start but once i put it into gear it will not move just revs!!!
It sounds like you have a CV joint that has failed. The CV joints are the couplings between the axle and the front wheels that enable power to be transmitted through the shaft to a wheel that is being steered....
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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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Like to change the transmistion fluid in the tranfer case.
Hi there. On the bottom of your transfer case, there should be a large hex plug. You will need a special hex tool like a large allen wrench to remove the plug. Put a drain pan under the plug and...
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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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Oil pan is leaking
Hello. Thank you for writing in. Unfortunately the oil pan is a pain to get to on most vehicles. There really isn't another way to access the pan. High performance compact vehicles can be even more crowded making access to...
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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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Cannot get engine light or DSC reading to go off 2002 Jaguar X-type
Hi - there must still be a problem code which is eluding them, perhaps something Jaguar-specific. The Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) warning light may be simply a dirty or failed wheel speed sensor. I would recommend a Check Engine light...
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Accelerator is not responding
This may be a sign of a failing throttle position sensor. The throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the throttle position of the throttle plate inside the throttle body in relation to your foot position on...
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Car will not move when I put it into gear!!
Hi there. It sounds like you have either a failed axle, failed transfer, or a failed transmission. The noise you described sounds like an axle that may have failed. If the joint part of the axle has failed and bearings...
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I used stop leak to fix a slow leak in my water pump,it worked but the car went into limp mode after it.
Stop leak in the cooling system is likely to cause more problems than it will solve. Modern cooling systems are much more finely drawn and have far smaller passages than older cars, and stop leak will jam things up. I...
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I need help with a computer and security module question
Swapping out control units from car to car is a thing of the past. Even if you have a controller from the same year make and model car. In most cases the controller is programmed with to work only with...

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