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Stuart Houlgrave, New Zealand

Jaguar X-Type

Hi, I have a 2005 X Type Jaguar Estate, my problem is filling the car at a petrol station. The petrol pump nozzle when put into the filler keeps cutting out as if the tank is full, so in order to fill it I have to keep the nozzle out and let only a small amount of fuel in . It takes about seven minutes to fill a half full tank. As I'm on the forecourt so long I'm concerned I'll be charged rent!!! Can anyone solve my problem please? Thanks Stuart.

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Fully Insert the nozzle and rotate through 90degrees so that the cut out sensor isn't at the bottom and it should pump just fine Tony from Moray

Fully Insert the nozzle and rotate through 90degrees so that the cut out sensor isn't at the bottom and it should pump just fine Tony from Moray

Submitted: 07/07/2014 12:32:39 | ID: 99131

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Ron, Northumberland

Jaguar X-Type

Hello there, I wonder if anyone tell me why, after switching off the engine, do I hear a slight noise coming from behind the dash, roughly to the right of the radio/cd player area, it sound's like a cooling fan which is used in PC's to cool a heat sink, but I have been told that there is a processor in that location, but it seems to run the whole time? What is it please.

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Hi Ron, Although I dont have an answer to your question, i have the same noise. I dont thinks its a problem as the car runs fine. Regards, Paul. Paul from Worcestershire

I have the same noise on my 2004 diesel. Sounds like some sort of humming noise coming from the dash. I did think this might drain the battery over time but have had the car 12 months now and had no problems with it. Rob from Shropshire

I have the same noise on my 2004 diesel. Sounds like some sort of humming noise coming from the dash. I did think this might drain the battery over time but have had the car 12 months now and had no problems with it. Rob from Shropshire

Submitted: 13/07/2014 17:17:50 | ID: 99592

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Ricky, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type 2000

I have a 2000 Jaguar S-type 3.0L engine. I took the car to an auto zone and had them check the engine light status. The code came up as p1633. The man at autozone said that the code simply says take it to a dealer. I did some reseach on my own and the code could indicate a defective PCM/ECM. I did check the battery which was another indicator of a possible problem, but it is okay (12vdc). Anything else I can check? (3.0L)

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My s type did the same thing and kept throwing that same code then I finally unplugged the battery for sbou t 2 hours then plugged it back in and when I did a code scan that time the code changed and it was now a cylinder 3 misfire It cost me $55 bucks for a new coilpack with lifetime warranty so I would start with could packs cause everything u described is exactly how it went with my car and was cool packs Ca$ey Jame$ from United States of America

My s type did the same thing and kept throwing that same code then I finally unplugged the battery for sbou t 2 hours then plugged it back in and when I did a code scan that time the code changed and it was now a cylinder 3 misfire It cost me $55 bucks for a new coilpack with lifetime warranty so I would start with could packs cause everything u described is exactly how it went with my car and was cool packs Ca$ey Jame$ from United States of America

Submitted: 02/01/2014 12:28:16 | ID: 60080

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Paul, Worcestershire

Jaguar X-Type

Hi, Ive got a 55 plate X Type 2L TD estate, great car and use it for work. Its done less that 100,000 miles and runs really well a apart from black smoke bellows out the back end when i accelerate. I have tried various petrol stations and injection cleaners but none seem to work. My local garage recommends replacing the high pressure fuel pump but seems a little extreme. Could this be injectors, the injector rail or high pressure pump? Thanks in advance. Paul.

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Hi Paul, when mine did the masses of black smoke thing it was the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve that was full of black tar and goo! In fact the whole inlet manifold gets absolutely clogged because they inject exhaust gasses back into the engine (utter madness) . You can get EGR cleaner in a spray can and clean it all out yourself quite easily. It will be like a different car. Jon Nolan from Yorkshire

Hi Paul, when mine did the masses of black smoke thing it was the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) valve that was full of black tar and goo! In fact the whole inlet manifold gets absolutely clogged because they inject exhaust gasses back into the engine (utter madness) . You can get EGR cleaner in a spray can and clean it all out yourself quite easily. It will be like a different car. Jon Nolan from Yorkshire

Hi Jon, Cleaned the EGR and replaced a split pipe and now the car runs like a dream. However, when the car has warmed up and on tick over, after around 2 or 3 mins the car starts smoking. This did happen before, any ideas? Regards, Paul. Paul from Worcestershire

Submitted: 24/07/2014 17:33:17 | ID: 100290

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alick longwe, Malawi

Jaguar S-Type

Gears gets stuck when it's n motion . What could be the cause of the problem ?

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Gearbox/automatic transmission. Classic S Type fault. Apparently it happens after the car has done 40,000 miles/65,000kms. If you live in a rip off country as I do you could be up for thousands of dollars. However, I don't know what mechanics charge in Malawi. I had to have my gearbox rehauled, but some have to get a whole new gearbox which is a huge job. I still get problems with it too, even after spending thousands. You need to go to a mechanic. Angela from Australia

Submitted: 07/07/2014 19:30:36 | ID: 99174

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quigley bennett, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type

Between 45 and 55mph the car misses as if it is trying to shift or it is misfiring. This happens after it warms up and it does not happen all of the time. I thank you for any light you may shed on the subject

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Have you had the automatic transmission/gearbox checked? There is a well known fault with the gearbox after the S type has done approximately 40,000 miles. I had to get my gearbox rehauled 6 months ago and it costs thousands - although this is probably because I live in the biggest rip off country in the world - it will probably only be a couple of hundred in the UK. Angela from Australia

Submitted: 11/05/2014 17:36:44 | ID: 95390

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Colin, Cornwall

Jaguar S-Type

In the United Kingdom are you allowed to retro fit the metal Jaguar to The Bonnet of the car?

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I live in Australia now but I bought my S type in the UK where I was living, before moving to Australia and takinhg my pride and joy with me. I am pretty sure you can retro fit the metal Jaguar to the bonnet. I bought one once off e-bay, but when I went to put it on I realised it was going to look crap and that I would have to drill holes into the bonnet, which I am not keen on so I decided against it. Do you really want to put huge holes in your bonnet? In saying that I don't see why you wouldn't be allowed as all the pre 2001 models have them and who's to know that yours didn't come with it factory fitted? No-one would know so just do it if you don't mind drilling the holes in your bonnet. Angela from Australia

Submitted: 29/05/2014 17:31:40 | ID: 96444

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Harry Turnbull, Durham

Jaguar X-Type 2007

My Jaguar X-Type runs roughly and cuts out around 50 mph but then starts immediately. Any ideas?

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Hi. I have an X-Type 2.0 diesel estate, mine did the same thing but when I lost power to 50mph the heater plug light flashed on and off. Got me baffled as I restarted it and it went about 3 weeks before doing it again I eventually found a thin rubber pipe under the air filter housing had come off so I replaced it and its never happened again up to now touch wood. Good luck Gary Lemmon from Durham

hi, i have same car with same problem just been to have a look at pipe under air filter and it was off . have tried car up the road and it seems fine no light flashing phew thank goodness. so thank you , i will report again if problem re-occurs. BOB bob hicks from Suffolk

hi, i have same car with same problem just been to have a look at pipe under air filter and it was off . have tried car up the road and it seems fine no light flashing phew thank goodness. so thank you , i will report again if problem re-occurs. BOB bob hicks from Suffolk

Submitted: 12/12/2013 14:25:14 | ID: 55085

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David Holland, England

Jaguar S-Type 1999

I have a Jaguar S-Type and my key fob does not unlock my car, so I use the key which activates the alarm which I then can turn off with my fob, and the fob works fine, opens and closes the car and opens the boot. I park up for a while and it does not work again. I have changed the battery, I`m now stumped. When it is working it work fine and from a long way away. Any clue please?

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David I don't know if you fixed your key fob problem but I had the thing happen to me. In the end the garage did a 'global reset' which worked. But you will need your radio code before you can operate your radio. Malcolm Rose from Nottinghamshire

David I don't know if you fixed your key fob problem but I had the thing happen to me. In the end the garage did a 'global reset' which worked. But you will need your radio code before you can operate your radio. Malcolm Rose from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 17/03/2014 09:59:49 | ID: 62875

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Barrie Roberts, Derbyshire

Jaguar X-Type

My jaguar keeps losing power!? I drive along and after a short time my accelerator pedal is on the floor an its going very slow? Auto electrician said its ok ad far has his checks go.my mechanic took half the exhaust off thinking its a blockage but its still doing it! Any idess please anyone?

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Hi Barrie, I have a 2005 X Type 2.0 Diesel Estate and just had the same issues. If it is a diesel get the fuel injectors cleaned and use fuel additive to keep them clean. I would advise half filling your tank with a higher grade fuel as they have more lubricants in the fuel. Also give the car a good blat down the motorway to give it a good clear out. Also replace the fuel filter. They need a good blast down the motorway if you are only using the car to travel around town. Hope this helps. Iain, Bolton iain from Lancashire

Hi Barrie, I have a 2005 X Type 2.0 Diesel Estate and just had the same issues. If it is a diesel get the fuel injectors cleaned and use fuel additive to keep them clean. I would advise half filling your tank with a higher grade fuel as they have more lubricants in the fuel. Also give the car a good blat down the motorway to give it a good clear out. Also replace the fuel filter. They need a good blast down the motorway if you are only using the car to travel around town. Hope this helps. Iain, Bolton iain from Lancashire

Hi Barrie I presume you have a diesel? If so the problem sounds like a typical blocked Egr valve. A dirty job but fairly easy - remove and clean the egr and replace preferably with a blanking plate (need solid plate for 2 litre and a 10mm holed plate for 2.2). I also agree using half and half v power diesel / ordinary and a forte or such like diesel treetment will help keep injectors etc clean. Hope this helps. Tony Albion from Tyne and Wear

Hi Barrie I presume you have a diesel? If so the problem sounds like a typical blocked Egr valve. A dirty job but fairly easy - remove and clean the egr and replace preferably with a blanking plate (need solid plate for 2 litre and a 10mm holed plate for 2.2). I also agree using half and half v power diesel / ordinary and a forte or such like diesel treetment will help keep injectors etc clean. Hope this helps. Tony Albion from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 25/05/2014 12:22:18 | ID: 96116

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Robert Boyns, England

Jaguar S-Type 2004

I have rain coming in the n/s rear door of my Jaguar S-Type. I have had 2 seals fitted Xr8 53721 Xr8 45066 by main agent Hardwoods of Chichester but it`s still leaking. Any suggestions please?

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Take no notice of that answer.If you get a diesel post 2004 they are 2.7lt twin turbo Citroen units and are fantastic if you look after them. Mine is now 10 years old and has done 120,000 miles, it is currently in Spain with me. The drive down was the best I have ever had and it is still going like a dream. Get one with a good service history and keep in mind it needs the cam belt doing at 105,000, but that is all I have had done to mine other than regular service from a Jaguar expert. paul mcdonald from Suffolk

Submitted: 03/02/2014 12:30:37 | ID: 61623

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Karen, Yorkshire

Jaguar X-Type

I heard a popping sound and the car seemed to lose power. There is an air whooshing sound coming from the engine and very little power. The turbo won't engage but rev counter still goes up

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hi karen, i had the same symptoms with my 2.2 diesel. turned out to be the turbo inter cooler pipe had blown off due to the hose clip badly corroding and breaking. this is situated below the radiator on the off side (driver side) however ,to get to replace the hose and clip i had to remove the front bumper.hope this has been of help to you. phil south yorkshire phil from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 25/05/2014 17:20:41 | ID: 96137

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Helen Ambler, Devon

Jaguar X-Type Estate 2005

Every time I accelerate in my Jaguar X-Type Sport Estate there is a loud gush of air between moving up through the gears and accelerating, but most of the time as well while this is happening the turbo will cut out. I then have to switch off the engine and switch it on again to get the turbo back, otherwise my foot will be flat to the floor and not accelerating. It sounds like there is probably a hole in a pipe somewhere and that is where the air is gushing out of each time I try to accelerate? The turbo orange light on my dashboard comes on every time the turbo switches off too. It always happens in the rain and is getting worse and worse by the week. Does anybody know what is causing this please?

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Hi Helen, It sounds like you have a boost pipe leak, I am familiar with these cars and their foibles as my father drives one. Basically the pipe going from the turbo to the air intake on the engine is broken meaning a large leak making that gushing sound. What happens then is the engines control unit realises that there is a problem with the air intake, so as a precaution cuts the engines power to what’s called limp mode. Hence when you restart it, the car resets and it appears to be ok. Anyhow this should be a fairly simple problem for any garage to fix, just a replacement part, probably around the £100 mark, plus hours labour depending on access. Don’t bother going to a main dealer as they will just rip you off, use a reputable local garage. I would get it booked in ASAP. Also if it happens more so in the rain it sounds like water or spray is getting into the intake meaning its going to do your engine no good at all! Hope this helps! Jack Thomas from Devon

i had similar problem,where at certain engine revs a loud gushing sound of air escaping, and the car would not accelerate ,but managed to get it home. whilst looking under the bonnet and revving the engine i could hear and feel the blowing air on my leg. it turned out to be. a 50pence hose clip had corroded away and let the turbo intercooler pipe blow off. this is located just below the radiator off/side(driverside) . to replace the 2and half inch rubber hose and clip, i had to remove front bumper. this may not be the problem with yours but its worth a look phil from South Yorkshire

i had similar problem,where at certain engine revs a loud gushing sound of air escaping, and the car would not accelerate ,but managed to get it home. whilst looking under the bonnet and revving the engine i could hear and feel the blowing air on my leg. it turned out to be. a 50 pence hose clip had corroded away and let the turbo inter cooler pipe blow off. this is located just below the radiator off/side(driver side) . to replace the 2 and half inch rubber hose and clip, i had to remove front bumper. this may not be the problem with yours but its worth a look phil from South Yorkshire

Submitted: 17/01/2014 09:51:23 | ID: 60808

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paul, Bristol

Jaguar X-Type

The key fob has stopped working. Have tried a new battery but still not working. Any suggestions what this can be.

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i hope that you need to reprogramed your key if you dont have a diagnostic equipment you need to look if you have autodata program you can reprogramed manually rasim from Kosovo

Submitted: 29/05/2014 11:06:49 | ID: 96421

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Jason Walker, Surrey

Jaguar X-Type

I have recently bought a Jaguar X Type 2.2 auto Diesel, with 45,000 miles on the clock. For the first 200 miles the car drove fine all up and down through the gears, then it went into limp mode with the glow plug amber light flashing, together with gearbox fault on the dash. I stopped the car, restarted with no faults but after about 5 miles it came on again. I was told this is the EGR Valve, mine has the DPF filter. I had this replaced with a brand new one, again the car was fine for about 50 miles but now I have the same fault back again. If I stop and restart the car it may be fine for about a mile or 20 miles but returns with this same problem. Can you help please? Thanks

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I had the same problem with my 2.0D which I bought in Feb with 49k. It turned out to be a corroded circuit board which mean't that the turbo was cutting out, usually a short distance into the journey as you are experiencing. Don't know what the cost was as it was under warranty but the board was replaced and I haven't had the problem since. May not be the same as your problem but good luck : ) Andrew Ogden from Hampshire

I had the same problem with my 2.0D which I bought in Feb with 49k. It turned out to be a corroded circuit board which mean't that the turbo was cutting out, usually a short distance into the journey as you are experiencing. Don't know what the cost was as it was under warranty but the board was replaced and I haven't had the problem since. May not be the same as your problem but good luck : ) Andrew Ogden from Hampshire

Submitted: 05/05/2014 17:21:01 | ID: 95125

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Kevin Hodgson, England

Jaguar X-Type

When accelerating I lose power and my Jaguar X-Type 2.1 petrol judders. Why is this?

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Perhaps your clutch is slipping. Jim Williamson from Scotland

I bought an Jaguar S type and after filling it with petrol I started my car. When I put it in drive mode the car didn't move forward, then I put it in neutral mode and after I put it in drive mode again it worked. After driving 5 miles I stopped at a red traffic light and I realised my engine is still on, the accelerator was okay but my gear box is not okay. At that time, the car was in drive mode. I put my foot on the accelerator, however the car did not go forward but went backwards slowly. Recovery service brought me and my car back home. After an hour, I tried to start the car again, everything is working fine this time. I noticed my recovery service get my car out of the trailer. I have seen my car wasn't in neutral but the reverse light at the back was on, so I wonder what's wrong with my car? I will not drive the car until I find out what's the problem. Please help to find out what can be wrong with my car. Thanks for your help if you can.Bunty from Tyne and Wear

Submitted: 10/12/2013 15:11:42 | ID: 59062

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Ray, United States of America

Jaguar X-Type 2002

I have a few issues. First, when my 2002 Jaguar X-Type Sport is cold and braking it emits a loud whining sound. Also, when cold and braking, the brakes will pulse. Occasionally the ABS light on the control panel will light after the pulsing, but goes off eventually or upon restart. Also, there is a loud click from the gear selector when the brake is depressed and released. I`m not sure if these are interconnected or not? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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sounds like the dreaded turbo boost control valve. :( to locate look at back of engine above turbo is a electrical box with a arm the goes to the exhaust manifold. this arms has a tendency to stick or the electrical box fails. martin from Leicestershire

Submitted: 04/03/2014 15:12:22 | ID: 62568

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Edward Jones, Isle of Anglesey

Jaguar S-Type 2000

There is a constant clicking noise coming from the front of the 3.0 ltr petrol engine of my Jaguar S-Type which is not there when the engine is cold, but after two to three minutes the noise begins. Can anyone please advise?

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Hi bud, I guess you have what I have on my S type Jaguar, for the love of god I ain’t got a clue what it is. I just replaced front tyres and Thursday next week I’m updating the lower ball joints and new front discs and pads. I’ll let you know if it cures the ticking noise every time I break... Someone has said it may be the j gate but don’t quote me on that. It’s driving me mad. Let me know if you come up with an answer. Cheers Darren Sharpe from Staffordshire

If the noise is happening while applying the brake peddle on and off, it may be a warn J gate micro switch? Dallos from Staffordshire

Submitted: 24/01/2013 14:18:13 | ID: 89515

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Andy Barr, Lancashire

Jaguar S-Type 2007

I have a Jaguar S-Type 2.7 diesel. It`s fine through the power range when it`s cold, but once it reaches full temperature sometimes it feels as though it`s misfiring. Has anyone had this problem with this model?

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Hi Andy. I have exactly the same symptoms in my 04/54 plate jaguar diesel S Type. Have you had any responses to your post? I had mine in an independent & they say there is no code set so they can’t help. Regards Trev Warman from Worcestershire

Hi Andy/Trev, I have exactly the same problem with my 54 plate S type diesel (85k). I was hoping, having had a major service, replacing the fuel filter and flushing with injector fluid this would cure the problem, but it hasn’t! The stalling or slight misfire seems to occur between 30-50 mph. I have recently taken the car to a very reputable local auto electrician with the latest diagnostic equipment, but he was unable to diagnose the fault. Just wondering if you chaps had any joy with this fault? Gavin Spowart from Fife and Kinross Shires

Had the same thing with my 05 diesel changed diesel filter and air filter now runs a treat. Mark Cable from England

Submitted: 30/07/2013 12:03:43 | ID: 53144

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Shane Tippins, Herefordshire

Jaguar S-Type 2002

I’m thinking of buying an Jaguar S-Type. I would like to know what common faults they have and are they costly to put right? I would appreciate any advice.

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Although they’re a nice looking car and have the usual nice interiors the S-Type isn’t a good car, the newer models are much better than the model of several years back but are still not a great motor, the older ones had dodgy gearboxes, engines, electrics and lots of the bits were just out of a ford parts bin, just look at the key! The headlight switch! The fob! Same as used in mondeos and transits! Enough said Peter Burns from England

Submitted: 28/01/2014 14:38:56 | ID: 61389

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Philip, Berkshire

Jaguar X-Type Estate

Philip from Berkshire has sent in a question on the Jaguar X-Type Estate. My screen demist is not working very well at all and will not clear the screen. I have used the ’demist’ button and fan at high and also the ’demist/air to floor’ button on the bottom RHS of the heater controls, both to no avail. Any ideas would be most welcome as I am using a high absorption cloth at present! Also is there a way to stop the interior light staying on for 25 seconds after the ignition has been switched off? Variant: 2 litre Diesel estate. Year Of Make: 2006. Email: philipjewell@aol.com

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Hi Philip, If you have a problem with de-misting firstly I would recommend replacing the pollen filter. This is what the air coming into the ventilation system has to go through. If this is blocked or the ducting In front of it is full of leaves, this would be your problem as it is restricting the flow to your ventilation system. The pollen filter on the x type is located under the scuttle tray on the passenger side. You may need to remove the wipers, I had to replace one on my dad’s, but cannot remember if I removed the wipers or not. If the car has been serviced recently I would ask the garage if they definitely replaced it first, as sometimes they won’t bother, so definitely worth checking. If it turns out not to be this it is likely to be a problem with water getting into the car and making it much more humid that normal, I would recommend buying a moisture trap in order to draw in the extra moisture and keep it out of the air, great if left on the dashboard over night. I would assume you would have noticed wet carpets or any obvious leaks, if you have a sunroof often the drains become blocked and the sunroof gutters can overflow into the car. One of the best ways to determine a leak is to use a hosepipe on a car while someone is inside. Drains within the cabin air intake can also become blocked so worth going under the bonnet and checking the rubber outlets aren’t full of dirt. If a gush of water comes out normally that means you have found the problem. This water finds its way into the cabin quite easily as you drive along, it normally swishes around so you might hear it as well. Hope this helps. Jack Thomas from Devon

Submitted: 19/11/2013 16:22:05 | ID: 58162

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David Comrie, Fife and Kinross Shires

Jaguar X-Type 2005

I have fitted new spark plugs to my 2005 Jaguar X-Type, but am still getting a smell of exhaust fumes. What should I do?

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Fitted new spark plugs to my Jaguar X-Type 2005, still miss on my engine. David Comrie from Fife and Kinross Shires

Submitted: 11/02/2014 12:30:16 | ID: 62005

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Barry Castle, Hertfordshire

Jaguar X-Type

I can`t remove the cap from my Jaguar X-Type.`s coolant tank, it unscrews but I can`t pull it off? (3.0 ltr)

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They all do this after a while, just unscrew all the way and give it a good tug and it will come off. To refit give it a firm push down and then tighten Tony Smith from England

Submitted: 10/12/2013 11:07:46 | ID: 55361

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Clay Andrew, Surrey

Jaguar X-Type 2002

I have a Jaguar X-Type and the alarm keeps going off and will only stop when I disconnect the battery. Does anyone know why?

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Under the n/s wheel arch there is a sounder unit, which can be got at without removing the liner, but it is not easy. Disconnect this unit and try for a few days. Mike from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 16/01/2014 10:33:59 | ID: 53889

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Thomas Elliott, United States of America

Jaguar X-Type 2002

I have a 2002 Jaguar X-Type 2.5 gas (petrol) automatic. I bought it second-hand seven years ago and it has been flawless. I only drive it to work on Fridays for the most part. I tried to start it and it only clicked, the engine starter engages and my turn over one little "ruuuhr" but no more. It`s not the immobliser. It`s had a new battery and new battery cables but still won’t turn over, or if it does a little it won’t keep turning over. The battery is good, I tried it in my Ford Ranger and that started up without a problem. I’m thinking the start may be bad, an engine accessory is mostly bound up making it almost impossible for the engine to turn, or a head gasket leak has allowed coolant to get into the cylinders causing hydro-lock? Has anyone had this same issue and if so what was the fix? (USA 2.5 gas (petrol) engine)

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I had the same problem with my 02 X-Type 2.5 after awhile I pulled into my shop and all it would do was turnover, overall the problem was the crank position sensor. Cost like 35 bucks from O’Riley’s. After I changed that starts like a brand new car Ryan Vinarski from United States of America

Submitted: 17/12/2013 11:54:18 | ID: 59470

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Josie van Hoof, New Zealand

Jaguar S-Type 2006

I own a Jaguar S type 2006 face lift model car which was imported into NZ from Japan. The writing on the electronic messages is in Japanese and I can`t read them. The car has no handbook. There is an amber light in the shape of an oval with straight sides directly to the left of the odometer and a Japanese message on the odometer screen. Can anyone please help me identify this? (Japanese import to New Zealand)

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I have had this. It can be caused by a faulty bulb, low water in rad, a number of reasons. Just check all these things and if no luck disconnect the battery and leave for 30 mins to reboot. Mike from England

Submitted: 10/10/2013 11:59:54 | ID: 54984

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Melvin Poteat Poppy, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type 2005

I have water leaking out the back of the motor on my Jaguar S-Type, it is very closed at the back and hard to tell where it is coming from. Any suggestions?

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Could be your water pump. I think it’s at the back of the engine. Steve Greaves from Lancashire

Submitted: 04/11/2013 11:01:48 | ID: 57309

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Philip Lee, England

Jaguar X-Type Estate 2009

On two occasions, the cover under the engine has come loose after my Jaguar X-Type Estate after it has been in a garage to be serviced. Inevitably, the garage says that the original problem was nothing to do with them and that it was probably due to accidental damage. Is it common for this cover to come loose on X-Types? Is it actually necessary to replace it with a new one? Does it actually achieve much i.e. improve air flow, reduce engine noise, keep engine bay clean?

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Yes, I’ve had the same fault with mine. The cover has actually come loose and chomped on some wires meaning I’ve got to get it repaired. However, I’ve been advised the cover has no benefit to the car other than to show it’s a Jaguar once you lift the bonnet. John Smith from Shropshire

Submitted: 22/11/2012 10:56:23 | ID: 91850

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Nha, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type 2005

I`ve just bought a 2005 Jaguar S-Type r about three weeks ago and after filling with fuel the check engine light comes on then goes away after a day or two. I`ve been pumping premium gas in it because it has a supercharger. Last night it felt putting and reads restricted performance. Any ideas?

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The engine/gearbox fault light is a comman problem. Normally it’s just a case of just getting it reset; the reset is in the driver’s footwell just in front of drivers door. There is also another just to the left, under the steering column. Paul Gandy from England

Submitted: 10/12/2013 11:42:07 | ID: 59019

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David Walker, Gloucestershire

Jaguar X-Type 2004

Hi. My Jaguar X-Type’s engine management light comes on and the temperature gauge goes to hot (full scale). The temperature sensor was changed I believe but it still happens on longer runs. Any suggestions please? Thanks.

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The red light came on in my Jag and like yours the temperature needle went full scale (hot). I am taking it to the garage tomorrow to have the water pump changed. I hope it is going to work. Savita from Leicestershire

Submitted: 21/02/2013 11:14:46 | ID: 90079

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Shanu, United States of America

Jaguar X-Type 2003

The horn on my Jaguar X-Type will not shut off unless I pull the relay. I have tried replacing the relay and all associated fuses. I have checked that all doors, hood and trunk are shut and no indicator lights are on the dash. I also checked for any moisture around any of the electrical and in the trunk, etc and none found. Using the FOB to lock/unlock the car will not get it to shut off either. I notice that with the horn disconnected, any relay I plug into the horn slot will click when first inserted (activating). The car starts and drives fine. I`m not sure where to go from here as I have read the issue could be anything from the horns themselves to the backup battery for the alarm, to the horn switch. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated! Any ideas please?

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I’ve seen this on two cars previously, a ’77 Chevy Nova and a 90-something Ford Escort. In both cases the horn contacts into he steering wheel where shorted together. In both cases it was due to the owner driving most of the time with their hands resting across the top of the horn section on the wheel. This eventually misshaped the horn pad and created the short circuit, just like you were pressing the horn button all the time. Thomas Elliott from United States of America

Submitted: 12/11/2013 14:36:41 | ID: 57766

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Steve Cee, England

Jaguar X-Type 2006

I was driving my Jaguar X-Type diesel when I heard a loud pop from the engine. When I accelerate it sounds like a plastic bag is rotating in my engine compartment. Now the car has lost power and judders. Does anyone have any ideas guys? (Diesel)

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Check for blown intercooler Ade Technician from England

Hi my diesel did the same, it turns out the turbo charge hose had a big split in it. I Renewed the hose and it works fine again. Chris Jones from Essex

Submitted: 09/05/2013 11:40:09 | ID: 59254

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Mark, England

Jaguar X-Type 2004

I have a Jaguar X-Type and when I am driving it the clutch pedal goes soft and goes to the floor. After about 20 minutes it comes back and everything is okay. This has happened a few times now. Any ideas? (diesel)

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Your clutch is on it’s way out mate. It happened to mine then it just broke lol it cost around £900 to fix. Mitch Brown from England

Submitted: 04/11/2013 09:52:45 | ID: 66649

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Rimvis London, England

Jaguar X-Type 2001

Hi there. I have a Jaguar X-Type sport 2.5l 2001. My rear windows are manual and I decided to change it to electric so I bought new door panels (front and rear) with all the window switches, as well as new loom and electric window regulators for rear windows only. After installing and connecting everything up it doesn`t work, it looks like there is no pover coming to the rear windows regulator? So is there something I`ve missed or haven`t done like adding additional fuse or something? If anyone could help it would be much appreciated. (X type sports 2.5 v6)

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Sorry, no answer for you, but I would love to know how you got the winders off? Should I just prise them off? Cheers. Alastair Mead from Sweden

Submitted: 18/01/2013 12:22:05 | ID: 85439

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Eric Austin, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type 2002

My Jaguar S-Type`s heater is not working. Can anyone tell me why?

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Check the valves, they are blocked very often. They are located onder the hood on the right site just behind the radiator Prang Boij from Spain

Submitted: 28/10/2013 15:34:47 | ID: 64740

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Mark, Lincolnshire

Jaguar X-Type 2002

Hi. My Jaguar X-Type`s ems light is on and my heater is stuck on hot. I`ve no air con and the fault code says air con unit and nothing else. Is there a way of narrowing this down as it has already spent 8 hours in the garage and they can`t find the fault? Thank you. (petrol 2.0 v6)

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Check the belt is tight on the auxiliary wheel and adjust if slack by 5 mm. Also check the connections to compressed in fuse ox inside and in the engine bay the reading air com is in the title air con so this is the end source. Ant Holland from England

Submitted: 21/03/2013 11:25:07 | ID: 65528

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Toby Stokes, Norfolk

Jaguar X-Type Estate 2004

At around 50 mph my Jaguar X-Type Estate 2d has a slight misfire and blows out smoke (not black). I have had a new turbo plus EGR valve. Any ideas would be much appreciated as my local garage doesn’t know what to do and it is driving me mad. Could injectors behave like this?

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I can’t help you mate, but I’ve recently bought a 2008 X-Type Sports Premium 2.2 diesel and mine has been doing exactly the same thing. At speeds of approx 45 -50 mph there is a sudden judder and misssing, like you could be in the wrong gear, but it isn’t that. Baffling ain’t it? Kev from Staffordshire

Mine has always done this ever since I bought it; second hand with only 20,000 miles on the clock. Always at around 50mph and the garage have no idea. The smoke might be clearing of the exhaust, which lots of cars do, but is equally worrying. Now my front driver’s window does not completely close and whistles. It maybe time to say goodbye to this one! Margaret Marks from Suffolk

My O5 X-Type does the same. In my case the injectors go out of sink. I took to my local John Dandy Motors and they recalibrated the injectors and all was ok. John Tipper from Gloucestershire

Submitted: 17/09/2013 12:56:41 | ID: 54465

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Martin, Essex

Jaguar X-Type 2003

When the outside temperature goes over 25 degrees the electrical system in my Jaguar X-Type fails completely. Either the car won’t start at all, completely dead or the dash goes crazy with dials all up and down. I open the bonnet, leave to cool down or park in the shade and it all works fine. Jaguar garage couldn’t diagnose the problem and said I probably needed a new whole dashboard panel and accompanying circuit boards (approx cost £2.000) Also they said I have a leaking water pump. It’s winter now so I am driving the car with it`s engine warning light on and hoping we have a cool summer next year. Any ideas? (2.5)

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Crank shaft sensor or split cable in the loom. Try getting a code when it has gotten warm in the engine to give yourself a better idea Dazza Oby from England

Submitted: 29/10/2013 16:09:39 | ID: 56984

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Tom Masheder, Lanarkshire

Jaguar S-Type 2006

I have a strong smell inside my Jaguar S-Type coming through my heater. I think it smells like exhaust fumes. It`s an S type XS turbo diesel 2006 model. Any suggestions as to the cause?

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You may be required to change the oil separator. Has the car been serviced regularly? Rick Hanson from Staffordshire

The problem with the car will be down to the auxiliary heater unit which is located on the passenger side (UK vehicles) front just behind the bumper, nearly in line with the fog lamp, this is the exhaust outlet for the heater unit. There was a rectification for this fault of fumes entering the car by Jaguar, this was free of charge during the warranty period, however now it would be chargeable. The alleged cure was to reduce the fuel flow into the heater by fitting a restriction in line. I am sure if you ask your dealer, they should be able to provide you with a copy of the recall sheet. I am about to modify mine with a extended exhaust outlet pipe to take the fumes away from the front apron, the pipe is available from any Webasto or Eberspacher supplier or of course ebay,. It is a flexible aluminium convoluted tube which is very flexible, this can then be fitted to the very short stubby pipe under the front corner and run away from the front area to stop the problem. If your fumes are not just fumes but a lot of smoke, this is unburnt fuel, as such it is more than just poor outlet. The heater itself has a gauze wire inside, rather like a Brillo pad without soap. The fuel is sprayed onto this pad and ignited, this then forms a very good heat source from which the heat is taken and then passed into the water system via heat transfer. Obviously the heat is not in direct contact with the water. If you have excess smoke a Webasto or Eberspacher dealer could service the unit for you and replace the gauze pad and service the injector. Hope that helps someone out there. If you need to know anymore or I can help in some-way, feel free to send an email to info@mercuryarv.com Kind regards Simon Edgecombe from Kent (Mercury RV)

According to my local garage he says it is a faulty injector, which is leaking and the pressure is forcing diesel fumes back through the injector building up under the coupling and the heater is drawing it in. To fix the problem he says he will take the injector out and replace the ring which seals it and this should cure the problem what do you think? Is this feasible? Tom Masheder from Lanarkshire

Submitted: 14/12/2012 09:27:19 | ID: 65498

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Dave, Nottinghamshire

Jaguar S-Type 2008

If a restricted performance light comes on and your power to your engine goes slow, what could the problem be?

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If your car is diesel, it could be the DPF on your exhaust filling up. If you only do short journeys, it clogs up with soot, so you have to heat the engine up and take it on the motorway and give it a good run for about an hour Ian Milligan from Lanarkshire

If it is a petrol then it is your throttle body, which controls the air intake as my son had the same problem. Tracy Fisher from England

Submitted: 11/02/2011 08:59:51 | ID: 76567

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