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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...
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Car whines between 30 and 70 mph
Hey there, thanks for writing in about your 2004 Jaguar XJ8. If you are getting a noise in the vehicle only between certain speeds, then you may have a transmission needle bearing or something like that in the transmission that...
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With foot on the brake, car accelerated and lunged forward
The first thing to check is to see if the floor mat carpet is loose and if it could have pressed on the accelerator pedal. There are no recalls, I could find to cover the complaint. I would have the...
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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...
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My 98 Jaguar xj8l won't start, clicking noise
This could be caused by a few things on your 1998 Jaguar XJ8. A low battery charge can cause this. If the battery is good, then listen for where the noise is coming from. If you get a click...
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Steering wheel and driver's seat cannot move
Hello. If the car stays running when the key is shut off, this is an indication that there may be a problem with your ignition switch. When this happens, electrical current is still getting to the steering wheels and seat...
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2007 Jaguar XJ8 cannot start, headlight flashes
Hello. It is possible that there is a problem with the fuses. The headlight flashing could be a result in a problem with the car’s security system. After multiple attempts to start the car, the headlight may flash to let...
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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,...
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How do you disconnect the air hoses from the intake on a 2005 Jaguar V8 ?
You must be talking about those awful squeeze-lock connectors. They are one of those devices that looks good in theory, but stink in practice. The idea is that you should be able to pinch the ring around the connectors with...
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Cars making a clicking noise but won't start
Hi there. Typically a clicking sound that occurs when you try to start your vehicle is an indication of a broken starter or starter relay. However, this could also be an indicator of a battery that has lost cranking amps...
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I installed new front air shock last night now I am getting a "cat fault" reading on dash display
Hooking the battery positive cable up first is actually recommended. then there is no chance of arcing your wrench against a metal part of the car. I always disconnect the ground cable first and re-connect it last. It's possible your...
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What is the estimated time that a repair for leaking gaskets to last. Also, for replacement of gasket covers?
Hi there: In order to answer your question correctly, we need to know which gasket you're referring. If you're speaking about the valve cover gasket replacement, when done correctly, a valve cover gasket should last more than 100,000 miles without...
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My gas gauge is always on empty it does not register when I fill my tank up.
This is a problem likely related to your fuel tank sending unit. The fuel gauge sending unit is a small float type component (or sensor) inside your fuel tank that measures the level of the fuel inside the tank. As...
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I am located in Fort Lauderdale Florida I've been told that one of my oxygen sensors is not functioning correctly I don't know exa
Good Afternoon in Florida. YourMechanic.com offers mobile mechanic services; meaning we send one of our professional mechanics to your location and complete most diagnostic, service and repairs on cars, trucks and trucks sold in the United States. If you have...
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Tire Issue
If the bubble is caused by air leaking from the inside of the tire into the carcass or body of the tire, the tire could blow out without warning which is obviously risky. Bubbles are typically caused by manufacturing defects...
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2004 jag xj8 4.2 v8 auto trans 5spd had trans fluid leak. lost approx 6qts. repaired leak and filled per instructions on alldata w
The two codes, P0736 and P0730 overlap to some extent insofar as possible faults. If the transmission fluid got really low, the transmission might have overheated with several consequences: burnt fluid; mechanical damage, case/part distortion, damage to hydraulic seals on...
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P0175 p0101
Check the fuel injectors and see if they are leaking and not atomizing properly. The injectors could be working fine but dripping instead of spraying. I recommend performing a injection cleaning on the engine to see if the injectors will...
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My 2005 jag xj8 is leaking oil from underneath. I've been told it is front engine seal. How much to repair?
That is a common leak point, although keep in mind, on older engines there can easily be multiple leak points. Sometimes the front crankshaft seal will actually cut a groove in the sealing surface on the harmonic balancer. If a...
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My 2006 XJ8 billows lots of smoke under heavy acceleration. The problem is intermittent and does not burn oil all the time. But wh
Hi there. Typically when you have a lot of smoke coming from the exhaust upon acceleration, it's an indication of piston rings that have worn out and require replacement. However, it is also possible that a failure of an oil...
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Air conditioning and heater will turn on sometimes.
Check the wiring from the motor switch to the a/c and heating selection. Either the wiring is loose and is moving around causing the system to not operate properly or the switch has failed. If you need further assistance with...

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