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Convertible top not coming down and leaking
Have a mechanic inspect the convertible top's mechanical components and hydraulic lines for the loss of fluids. Any leak in the hydraulic system can cause the operation to stop. The mechanics here at Your Mechanic would be happy to help....
The computer readout located by other controls
It means the traction control system is not working. The Traction control is an automatic feature that modulates the throttle if it senses wheel spin. If the controller senses a fault in any of the system components, it shuts 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...
Car doesn't start all of the time
While the description provided was detailed, unfortunately the information for your Jaguar is a bit limited to make a proper diagnosis on what you are experiencing. It was mentioned that multiple parts were replaced on the vehicle, and knowing you...
Car running rough
When your engine computer sees a problem with a major sensor or sees that an engine is misfiring, the computer will turn on the restricted performance statement with a red or amber light. The problem may be one of several,...
Carburetor leaking gasoline
Hello! It sounds like the needle valve and float in the bottom of the carburetor may be stuck which is causing the carburetor to flood with gasoline. Usually a few knocks by the fuel inlet with a rubber hammer will...
Convertible top not latching, or going up or down
Convertible tops are complex mechanisms. There are many parts that have to work in sync for proper operation. Diagnosing one that is not working properly would require someone with the proper knowledge to inspect it, one part at a time....
Coolant mixed, car started running differently
Hello. Mixing different “types” of antifreeze solutions will not make a car run “differently.” However, manufacturers of antifreeze do NOT recommend mixing with other “types” or brands due to possible chemical incompatibility, which will shorten the effective lifetime of corrosion...
Noises coming from under the dash
Hello. The specific causes are numerous and have been set forth in numerous Technical Service Bulletins for your vehicle model. They are also dependent on VIN number. A mechanic would have to systemically rule out each cause in order to...
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...
Performance Restricted Warning and Check Engine Light - 2004 Jaguar XK8
Hello. The engine knock sensor is retarding the ignition timing to match what the lower octane fuel can support in terms of “timing advance.” There is nothing to worry about. The engine computer is just operating the engine so as...

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