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A Hunston, Devon

Jaguar XF

Hi, tyre pressure low warning has just started coming on. It alternates between front wheels and then the back wheels. All tyre pressures are good and new tyres only about 500 miles ago Have seen on the web that it may be a faulty controller. But is there a reset that can be carried out on it, before changing it? Any help welcome

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I believe there may just well be a reset needed.. many of the electronic tyre pressure gauges need reset after a tyre change.. Ford's do.. so I'll bet that Jags will too.. can't tell you HOW to tho, sorry. R Evans from Caerphilly

The tyre preassure warning system is a royal pain in the @@@@. Most likely the main control module needs replacing at a cost of over £400...could be the valves at about £40 each plus fitting. I had mine deleted from the system by MGA jaguar in Derby. £ 78 and never to be a problem again. While you wait job as they have all the diagnostic equipment and know exactly what files to switch off, mine now is as though it left the factory without it fitted and when the tyres need replacing you can fit normal valves. Alan from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 24/05/2016 09:20:14 | ID: 131943

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Tony, Swindon

Jaguar X-Type

Good morning all ! I hope I can get help I have just got a 2001 x type 2.5 jag. When I got the car the radio was stuck on one Chanel and non of the buttons would work so I got one off eBay put that now in and still not working all it has on screen is code but when I try to bit it in just like the old one the buttons do not work :-( .

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Hello Tony, Was you able to resolve the issues with you radio only I have just purchased a x type with the same issues. what was the solution please. regards Nigel nigel from Cambridgeshire

Hello Tony, Was you able to resolve the issues with you radio only I have just purchased a x type with the same issues. what was the solution please. regards Nigel nigel from Cambridgeshire

Turn on Your Radio . Try Pressing Ffwd And Pty on your Radio This will bypass the code and should work fine andrew from Yorkshire

Submitted: 30/05/2014 06:44:12 | ID: 96487

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scott keating, Shropshire

Jaguar X-Type

glass lid pops open when i engage gear to move off ,unless all the doors have been centrally locked by drivers side

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We had this problem. It was very annoying. It went when we changed to the other set of car keys. We have now reverted to original set of keys. Problem has not returned - yet. Sharon Eves from Swansea

Submitted: 10/11/2014 16:15:36 | ID: 105992

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Carlo Caracciolo, Italy

Jaguar X-Type 2009

I have a Jaguar X-Type 2.2 diesel 5 years old. After 1 hour and half of highway driving the coil warning light began flashing on my display. There were no other warning lights but I did notice a loss of power (no turbo) when I accelerated. I turned off the engine and then started again and everything returned to normal. After 1 hour again the same problem, it happened 4 times and everytime I switched off and started again and the problem disappeared. I changed the battery a few months ago. Even if it was not cheap I suppose it’s not a high quality battery. Could it be the cause of the problem? Thanks.

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Happened with me on my 2006 2.2D X-Type. Turned out I needed a new EGR valve. Apparently a common problem on this Ford engine NS from Derbyshire

Happened with me on my 2006 2.2D X-Type. Turned out I needed a new EGR valve. Apparently a common problem on this Ford engine NS from Derbyshire

Happened with me on my 2007 2.2D X-Type. Turned out I needed a new EGR valve was struggling to start more than anything then just losing all power during driving was about 6 weeks from noticing gradually got worse until to bad to drive stuart cameron from South Lanarkshire

Submitted: 03/03/2014 15:55:32 | ID: 62509

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tom connor, Leicestershire

Jaguar X-Type

Car hesitates under load, missing, loss of power, EML on, plugged in code reader P1646, Which is bank 1 sensor 1, fitted new sensor, checked for air leaks, found none. reset fault code., after 2nd start, light back on, still got slight miss & hesitation but better, would there be anything else it could be causing the problem ? Regards

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partially plugged catalyic convertor glen from United States of America

Submitted: 23/04/2016 17:42:15 | ID: 130725

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Mario Galea, Malta

Jaguar X-Type

Hi, my ac compressor is gone and someone told me that a Mondeo ac compressor fits the Jaguar xtype, is this true ?

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I had to replace mine and the compreesor actually ids a ford ac compressor glen from United States of America

Submitted: 27/05/2016 17:03:44 | ID: 132093

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Ross Charles, Derbyshire

Jaguar X-Type

I disconnected my battery to change a nearside bulb and since reconnecting the power I have not been able to reset the time on my radio. The radio did not request the radio code after power loss, but I did lose the preset stations. I have tried all the reset instructions on the internet to no avail. If I hold down the mode button it goes straight to "clock reset" and will scroll through the hours and minutes but I cannot change any of the figures either using the search buttons or entering the digits. Is there a reset facility if all else fails. Any help would be gratefully received, thanks.

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The Father-in-law has called round and showed me how to reset the clock. I have listed it on here because I have not seen this method listed anywhere else and may be of help to somebody else. Press the mode button until the clock reset appears, then use the "volume knob" to adjust the figures up and down, press mode to exit. Ross Charles from Derbyshire

Submitted: 19/06/2016 14:29:40 | ID: 132797

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Baz, Greater Manchester

Jaguar S-Type

Can I replace rear discs and pads on my S type without resetting the cars computer

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You can re-set the CPU by removing the negative battery lead, then replacing it. John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 08/02/2016 21:25:42 | ID: 127303

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gr, Blackburn with Darwen

Jaguar S-Type

2004 2.7d wont start or even turn over. does anyone know of any reset swiches for engine imobiliser.ive tried the inertia swich on passenger side but still wont even turn over also stuck in park with handbrake fault/gearbox fault

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Remove then replace the negative battery cable to re-set the CPU. I can't guarantee this solution, but it's worth a shot. It re-set my handbrake. John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 05/11/2015 22:14:32 | ID: 123189

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John, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type

I have a 2000 s-type which the dash is indicating DTC, brake, ABS, Air bag Faults and sometimes the odometer goes blank and the speedometer stops working. I hook up a scanning tool but the tool says no faults detected. Any ideas of what's going on?

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Try removing the battery negative lead for a minute, then replacing it This re-sets the CPU. You'll need the four-digit code to enter on the radio console. John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/09/2015 20:01:39 | ID: 120786

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GRAHAM, Kent

Jaguar S-Type

Hi I need to remove the engine and replace with another one v6 3.0 how hard is this, ps i do have a engine hoist. Thanks Graham

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Unless your name is Geoff Capes, Yes!!!! (If you're old enough to remember the World's Strongest Man) John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 10/03/2016 19:45:01 | ID: 128826

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P Carett, Devon

Jaguar S-Type

My pre heater is not working I need firstly to check that the fuse is not missing or has failed various diagrams give different positions for this fuse can someone please confirm the correct number?position of this fuse Thanks

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Engine compartment fuse box: F38, 10Amp John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 26/02/2016 16:55:36 | ID: 128208

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Tony M, Warwickshire

Jaguar S-Type

Hi can anyone help, 2006 2.7d wouldn't start or turn over. called RAC and they got the car to start and car seemed ok standing on drive, but trying to use the car today car started but stuck in park with handbrake fault/gear box fault, and other message centre messages. Anyone know how to fix this?

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You could try disconnecting the battery negative lead for a minute then re-connecting it. This will re-set the CPU you'll have to enter the four digit radio code and re-set the time. It will re-set the hand brake, and hopefully sort out the associated problems, John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 09/11/2015 10:43:15 | ID: 123322

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mally, Merseyside

Jaguar S-Type

Hi , How can I check if my mirrors are powerfold ? I have a 2.7 d on a 2007 , it has sat nav etc sio I am presuming that it has. I have seen feed back on a forum saying free them off as they might be seized up. I have had the covers off and they move both ways .is there a way I can tell if the car is supoosed to have them please. Thank you .

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On the driver's door, forward of the window switches there is a rocker switch Press the right side of it then press the multi-directional switch to adjust the drivers side mirror, and the left side of the rocker to adjust the passenger mirror The mirrors should also be heated when the engine is running. To fold the mirrors (if fitted) press rocker switch to right,, or left then briefly press the rear of the four-way switch to fold back, and forward to unfold. John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 25/03/2016 18:33:29 | ID: 129464

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James Kirby, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type

At times my doors will lock, and other times it will not. When it locks the lights only flash once. When I attempt to lock it at other times the lights will flash twice showing me that it's not locked. I had an authorized Jaguar Dealer to check it out , and they stated they could find no problem. Would a short in power door lock actuator or switch be the problem?

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I'm assuming you're using the four pad key fob. One press on the red lock secures all the doors, with a short flash of the lights. A second press on the pad gives a longer flash and puts the car into full security lock down whereby even smashing the widows won't allow the doors to be opened, and the engine can't be started by any means except the key For those without the driver's handbook, if the fob pads aren't working the same lock-down can be accomplished by using the ignition key by turning it in the door lock right, then left to lock. Unlock by a turn to the right, but you have to put the key into the ignition within15 seconds after which the alarm is activated. The passenger doors have to be unlocked by the fascia button. Prolonged holding the lock button closes all open windows, and sun roof Don't do as I did once and leave a pet loose in the car when it's locked or the motion sensors will be sounding the alarm every few minutes! (It wasn't a hot day, and my cat wasn't left for long) John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 04/04/2016 21:16:01 | ID: 129940

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Keith, Cheshire

Jaguar S-Type

When s type gets up to temperature I get a restricted performance warning and power drops massively. If I switch off and leave for a while on starting all ok till gets up to temperature then same problem happens. Am not mechanically minded so any ideas would be appreciated.

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You can drive up to 50mph with the restricted warning on, but the acceleration is S L O W to protect the engine I get the yellow peril too, at random times. It could be anything. I can drive several hundred miles with no problem: then suddenly it will come on when I'm toodling along at 30mph. I once took it to a mechanic and the turbo inlet rubber valves were replaced All was well for a while then up it pops again. Even having it on a full diagnostic check doesn't show anything at fault! John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 07/04/2016 11:23:48 | ID: 130057

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Pat farrell, Stirling

Jaguar S-Type

Have a 2.7 diesel jaguar sport was driving brill on friday nite until drove into drive then felt a small missfire thought nothing about it got up sat morning and car would not start no warning lights turns over got mechanic with delphi system to check hp fuel pressure all ok and fault code came up with glow plug module relay so replaced with brand new one still the same will not start and still same code on delphi any help would be appreciated

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Try disconnecting the neutral (black) battery terminal for a couple of minutes This re-sets the CPU ( Central Processing Unit ). The radio will have to be re-set by inputting the four digit code, plus the time. This could solve the problem Otherwise you'll have to take the car to a Jag mechanic.. Good Luck! John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/02/2016 21:16:57 | ID: 127058

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eric khosa, South Yorkshire

Jaguar S-Type

I have got a problem with my s type.It knock the engine n I buy another second hand engine n put it on to my surprise the car does start but cn only run for Two mts n cut off.By the claster it shows cruise not available.please help

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There are a lot of crooks selling 'refurbished' engines. There's a reason that engines are taken out of vehicles: they're worn out! I do hope that you're not a victim of these scammers. John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 02/05/2016 14:06:04 | ID: 131068

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Rob, County Fermanagh

Jaguar S-Type

i fiited a new battery about a week ago, just yesterday my battery light is staying on my dash, Tonight i got out of my car and i could find a burning smell and some smoke coming from l/h area looking into engine, went to put my key into ignition and everything in dead,, no lights on dash at all,, maybe a faint light off air bag... can you help with advise in this please,,,

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Check the battery terminal clamps My S-Type 2.7 D, 2007 model It has the battery in the boot, and it's a big one. Do you have the correct battery capacity? John Bonser from Cornwall

Submitted: 17/05/2016 23:02:17 | ID: 131643

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jimcoffield, City of Glasgow

Jaguar X-Type

front washer only gives out a squirt rear works fine cleaned the pump and pipes out but slill same results pump works on front wash when i put the stalk forward strong spray do you think pump broken

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See answer to Paul Winder above. Jeff Steeden from Yorkshire

Submitted: 28/02/2016 10:18:52 | ID: 128278

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Paul Winder, West Yorkshire

Jaguar X-Type

Can you tell me why my front washer pump works fine but the rear washer and head lamp washer do not they just seem to have stopped checked for blockages in the lines and found none also checked power to pumps and both are receiving full 12volts to them , could there be an eating problem and if so where do I start looking???????.

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Sounds like the jet is blocked. If you use screenwash solution it builds up and then blocks the jets. Try removing the hose and running through with hot but NOT boiling water and see if it passes through. If this clears the problem then only use water without any additive in future. Happened to me on my front screen washers and this fixed the problem. Jeff Steeden from Yorkshire

Submitted: 31/03/2016 18:02:49 | ID: 129759

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Mark, West Midlands

Jaguar S-Type

HI THERE IVE JUST BOUGHT AN S-TYPE 2.7 DIESEL 56 PLATE.I KNOW ABOUT THE AUX HEATER PROBLEM BUT MY JAG S-TYPE HAS LIKE RECIRCULATED GASES SMELLING FUMES IN SIDE CAR WHEN I STOP AT TRAFFIC LIGHTS JUNCTIONS ETC THEN WHEN I GET GOING AGAIN IT GOES AWAY ONLY TO RETURN AGAIN WHEN I COME TO A STANDSTILL.. CAN ANYONE SHED A LIGHT ON THIS AT ALL. CHEERS MARK

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Lift the bonnet, remove the oil filler cap and then pull the plastic engine cover up and off. Then put the oil cap back on. Have a look around where the six injectors enter the engine and you could see one of them has a damp oily deposit around it. If you see this, then this is the area of the problem. Start the engine and it may show the exhaust leaking from here and making a chuffing sound. Most likely problem (but not conclusive) is a leaking injector seal. In any case it will be a leak in this area. Note, if one is leaking it may be worth replacing all six as they have all done similar miles. Ian Graham from Kent

Yes, this answer is correct as I had the same problem with my 2005 S Type 2.7D. It was a cracked injector costing an arm and a leg to replace as it was the one at the back. David from Northamptonshire

THE FAULT COULD BE THAT THE GASES ARE COMEING FROM THE DOWN PIPE .THIS IS A COMMON FAULT ON THESE CARS NEED KIT TO REPLACE THEM £220 EACH PAUL from Nottinghamshire

Submitted: 27/04/2015 21:56:39 | ID: 115289

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west, Devon

Jaguar X-Type

Engine light on smoking on low rev badly no power dudes Absolutely boots out smoke.

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Diesel X type ? Could be a number of things, eg: 1. Fuel air ratio so possible fuel filter, air filter or dirty Maf sensor. Pretty easy and cheap to change / clean. 2. Pipe adrift or split from turbo or under airbox. (left of battery.) 3. Turbo actuator pcb board has a dry joint or damaged connection. Disconnect arm and 3 bolts. Unclip cover. Possible soldering required. 4. Turbo actuator arm has restricted travel due to soot buildup in the turbo. Variable vanes unable to move as needed, requires cleaning. consider turbo mod. Can see on youtube, drill and tap hole on side of turbo, can clean with Mr.Muscle. I have done this, it works perfectly. 5. Injector issues. dirt stuck in nozzle, irregular spray patterns, ultrasonic cleaning could work. injector damaged internaly, found with leak back test, for most people new injector required. Roger from Hertfordshire

Submitted: 24/01/2016 19:42:27 | ID: 126638

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Jacob, Zambia

Jaguar S-Type

My clutch was completely worn. I replaced clutch disc and cylindrical slave cylinder. After servicing clutch I can select all gear positions ok when engine not running. Gears can not be selected when engine is running.

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either the wrong clutch parts or installed wrong R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 18/03/2016 09:05:20 | ID: 129167

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A Williams, Newport

Jaguar S-Type

Hi all, I've got a problem with my S type 3.0. The bonnet release cable has come apart somewhere under the bonnet so it cannot be opened on the pull lever inside the car. I removed the mesh from the grill and saw the catch mechanism holding the bonnet down it was fairly easy to release, but I didn't realise there was another on the other side of the bonnet! I can see some of it but it`s covered by a small metal box around 4"x 3". How on earth can I get around this? I've tried everything and cannot think of a way around this one. Has anybody got any ideas at all? Thanks everybody.

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That happened to my 2001 s type I took a wire coat hanger, bent it straight, then bent smal hook at one end, poke it through the cooler-grill and then over to the left inner side to catch the latch of the actual puller-cable of the bonnet. pull quickly and the bonnet will pop open Kieran from Hampshire

That happened to my 2001 s type I took a wire coat hanger, bent it straight, then bent smal hook at one end, poke it through the cooler-grill and then over to the left inner side to catch the latch of the actual puller-cable of the bonnet. pull quickly and the bonnet will pop open Kieran from Hampshire

There are 2 screws one to the left of the plate and one to the right (T30 star key needed if I remember correctly) holding the metal plate on. Remove those and the plate comes off to reveal the main catch. Use a screwdriver or similar to release. Colin from Bedfordshire

Submitted: 18/01/2015 17:37:37 | ID: 109794

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nigel, Cambridgeshire

Jaguar X-Type

Hello, Please can anyone help me I have problems with my stereo. I cannot change channels or use any of the buttons on the radio. The radio would not allow me to use any of the buttons at all including the on off button. Any ideas please. thank you

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Radio unable to turn off stuck on one channel 52 plate xtype Ian jones from Merseyside

hi nigel,i have the same problem,how did u fix that? ed from Hampshire

Submitted: 12/10/2014 18:48:50 | ID: 104512

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john, Blackpool

Jaguar S-Type

Hi everyone i have a jag stype 2.7 diesel when i start it in morning i get exhaust fumes comming through the air vents when the car warms up it seems to stop any sugestions thanks

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I have diesel fumes coming in to the cab of my jaguar xj lesliebarnard from Lancashire

I have diesel fumes coming in to the cab of my jaguar xj lesliebarnard from Lancashire

Hello, not very sitisfactory answers are they. I also have a 2005 S Type 2.7D and ever since I had the car, on very cold starts, I get dense white diesel fumes from under the front nearside wheel arch. This is normal, and if you look closely under this wheel arch you may see the diesel fueled pre-heater installed on these vehicles. Don't worry it's quite normal for this model, more embarrassing than anything else. Owners of these models who live in hot countries, would probably not ever see this happen as they don't have very cold starts therefore the pre-heater probably doesn't need to engage. Hope this answer puts your mind at rest. David from Northamptonshire

Hello, not very sitisfactory answers are they. I also have a 2005 S Type 2.7D and ever since I had the car, on very cold starts, I get dense white diesel fumes from under the front nearside wheel arch. This is normal, and if you look closely under this wheel arch you may see the diesel fueled pre-heater installed on these vehicles. Don't worry it's quite normal for this model, more embarrassing than anything else. Owners of these models who live in hot countries, would probably not ever see this happen as they don't have very cold starts therefore the pre-heater probably doesn't need to engage. Hope this answer puts your mind at rest. David from Northamptonshire

Yes David is quite right,this is a very poor design for Jaguar on such a car of this class. As David says. it's more embarrassing than anything else and one asks the question, why do Mercedes and BMW diesel cars do not need to do this. What possesses designers to do this sort of thing on such a prestige car, it's like changing a dipped headlamp bulb on this model, nothing short of a joke. Having said all of that, it's a great car! David from Northamptonshire

Submitted: 27/12/2014 14:17:14 | ID: 108480

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david, Buckinghamshire

Jaguar S-Type

pasengor door wont lock

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Usually caused by a faulty lock actuator. I have repaired mine but unless you a good at electro-mechanical repairs it's easier to replace it. The front passenger door is not too difficult as you only need to remove the door card. Then you can wriggle the actuator out with patience. The rear doors are more difficult. Eric from Shropshire

Submitted: 03/06/2015 12:49:50 | ID: 116756

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David J Lewis, Northamptonshire

Jaguar S-Type

How do I replace or check the rear parking sensors on my car-they seem to work when they feel like it?

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If when they do not work you get a single beep when you put the car in reverse this indicates a malfunction of the system. This can be caused by the failure of one of the sensors or the parking aid module which is in the boot. When working correctly, you should be able to hear a faint clicking noise from each of the sensors. To check this put the car in reverse with the ignition on but the engine not running and listen to each one. The main problem seems to be the water gets in to the sensor particularly if you use a jetwash. The two outer sensors can be replaced without removing the bumper but it's an awkward job. The bumper has to be removed to change the inner ones. Eric from Shropshire

Submitted: 20/12/2015 04:26:19 | ID: 124899

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kevin edwards, Surrey

Jaguar X-Type

Hi, I had my jag standing for 3 years due to illness. I'm now able and had charged the battery with a good charger. I fitted the battery back in the car and nothing, no dash lights just nothing. The battery is a couple of years old and it still looks like new. Can anyone help? Cheers!

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Hello my temperature setting is stuck on cold because my red selection button does not work. The blue button does work by the way Alber5 from United States of America

Kevin, have you tried another battery or using a booster pack or battery? Your old battery has not been used for three years at all and it is older than that.. and will have deteriorated and sulphated.. it is probably in need of a replacement.. and Alber5 from the US of A.. wow.. nice to know. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 26/09/2015 12:49:28 | ID: 121647

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Susan, Nottinghamshire

Jaguar X-Type

Since I had a new egr my car over revs when accelerating for a short while then settles, could it be because of the fitting of the egr?

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Susan, take your car to an engine diagnostics expert and have him/her plug into the OBD and ask for the ECU to be 'told' that there is a new EGR fitted.. the ECU needs to be told this so that it can learn how to communicate properly with it and understand the signals the EGR is sending to the ECU.... while it is connected, have him/her do a diagnostic scan to see if there are any other fault codes coming up. It won't be as costly as going to Jag dealer. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 06/01/2016 22:20:19 | ID: 125665

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Andy, Greater Manchester

Jaguar X-Type

Hi I let my Jag idle for an hour reving it up every now and then and there was still steam coming out of the exhaust. Is this normal? The temperature went up as normal and the fan kicked in as normal. The water level stayed constant so it wasn't using any water. Thanks Andy

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Andy, part of the by product of combustion of carbon based fuel.... have a look when you are following some modern vehicles and they occasionally drop what seems to be a fair amount of water from the exhaust... burning fuel creates carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide water and a host of other gases. water vapour condenses at a lower temperature and reforms as water.. that's why some exhausts rust from inside out ! R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 28/12/2015 11:20:11 | ID: 125233

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jack, Canada

Jaguar X-Type

I have a 2008 jaguar x type 6 cyl. I am constantly burning out headlights. How do I fix this problem? thanks jack

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I had the same problem, use quality bulbs with heat disapating paste lightly smeared on the base Steve from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 26/10/2015 00:34:49 | ID: 122729

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Mick, Nottinghamshire

Jaguar X-Type

Diesle glow plugs active keep flashes

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may be alerting you that one or more are defective.. they do burn out sometimes. R Evans from Caerphilly

Submitted: 22/12/2015 13:04:08 | ID: 125026

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Paul W, West Midlands

Jaguar S-Type

the passive alarm is sounding for 30 seconds every hour day and night how can I stop it

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the passive alarm is sounding for 30 seconds every hour night and day how can I stop it Paul W from West Midlands

e mail is correct Paul W from West Midlands

e mail is correct Paul W from West Midlands

e mail is correct Paul W from West Midlands

hi i've seen a leak on my s type 2003 keeps showing coolant level low .. i keep filling it but now not leaking cant understand my fault ??? but if your gasket has a slit that my be a cose try steel seal great for selling head and gasket leaks .. if you can help me with mine id appreciate thx ian hargreaves from Lancashire

Submitted: 30/10/2015 13:38:18 | ID: 122894

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Nick, Essex

Jaguar X-Type

Hi, I have a 2.0 petrol x type, I have security fail on dash display so car won't start. Everything is normal but engine will not turn over. Car has been in garage for 2 months and they have changed each, wiring looms, keys and modules but still the same problem. . Has anybody got any ideas, I love the car if only I can get it to start.

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Hi had this problem on a earlier car i think you,ll find the battery in the remote is not canceling the alarm thats your security fail hope it works D BULL from Leicestershire

Hi had this problem on a earlier car i think you,ll find the battery in the remote is not canceling the alarm thats your security fail hope it works D BULL from Leicestershire

Thanks D Bull, I will pass this info onto my mechanic, although we have got new key's and batteries. Thanks once again. Nick from Essex

Try disconnecting the battery and jump start from a running engine of another vehicle just attaching the leads to vehicles leads . UK from West Midlands

Submitted: 22/07/2015 19:36:43 | ID: 118770

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Jeff Carter, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type

I just bought a 2003 Type S, R car. V8, supercharged. When I got it I noticed right away that it needed brakes. I pulled the rear discs, replaced the pads and the parking brake pads. Put it all back together only to have the rear brakes locked it. I thought I was having a parking brake issue, so I removed them completely to see for sure. Rear brakes still locked up. I've never come across this on any vehicle I have ever worked on before. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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hope you get this, been trying for ages to send you this,first, insert key, start the engine, try to release park brake, if it remains locked. remove key, wait a few seconds and repeat, you may have to do this a few times. if no joy, take the car to a decent service station, have them re set the pads by the krypton annalizer. this will re-set the clearance between the discs and the pads, fingers crossed bernie from the u. k bernard smith from Greater Manchester

hope you get this, been trying for ages to send you this,first, insert key, start the engine, try to release park brake, if it remains locked. remove key, wait a few seconds and repeat, you may have to do this a few times. if no joy, take the car to a decent service station, have them re set the pads by the krypton annalizer. this will re-set the clearance between the discs and the pads, fingers crossed bernie from the u. k bernard smith from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 10/08/2015 03:36:36 | ID: 119553

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paul lyon, Middlesbrough

Jaguar S-Type

The red light comes on indicating low coolant level,but the radiator is full I changed the expansion tank a couple of months back,and there are no leaks ,any one any ideas

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check for small leak at water pump. carlos sanino from United States of America

check for small leak at water pump. carlos sanino from United States of America

Hi, yes, I have had similar problems.You might try this for starters, insert ignition key, start the engine, the parking brake light should illuminate. attempt to release in the normal way. If the light stays on, and you cannot disengage the park brake, switch off, remove key. wait about 15 seconds, and repeat, you may have to do this operation more than once. Also. you may have to get your car to a local garage, inform them of your problem. then they should reprogramme the system, which should have been done at the time of the fitting of the pads, the kyrpton will reset the clearance between the discs and pads. and unlock the brakes. I am fairly sure, that that is your problem I hope so Good luck. Bernie from the u.k. There is no listing in from which country, but this is from the u k thanks 02-11-15 bernard smith from Switzerland

Hi, yes, I have had similar problems.You might try this for starters, insert ignition key, start the engine, the parking brake light should illuminate. attempt to release in the normal way. If the light stays on, and you cannot disengage the park brake, switch off, remove key. wait about 15 seconds, and repeat, you may have to do this operation more than once. Also. you may have to get your car to a local garage, inform them of your problem. then they should reprogramme the system, which should have been done at the time of the fitting of the pads, the kyrpton will reset the clearance between the discs and pads. and unlock the brakes. I am fairly sure, that that is your problem I hope so Good luck. Bernie from the u.k. There is no listing in from which country, but this is from the u k thanks 02-11-15 bernard smith from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 12/08/2015 00:01:56 | ID: 119632

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NERUDA, United States of America

Jaguar S-Type

The transmission shifter is stuck in park. It will get out of park AFTER I run the engine for a few minutes, with my foot firmly on the brakes, after the "blinking" red light on P runs steady. Soemtimes this takes four minutes sometimes less but it takes much less time when the engine is warm . Everything checks out: nuts are tight on tranny cable, brakes work. What can be wrong and how to fix it ?

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I had this problem. 1st check you are getting power to the J gate solenoid. This releases the pawl that locks the gate in park, when the brake pedal is pressed. 2nd: If you have power you could be losing it to ground, before the signal is getting to the solenoid, check wires around the brake pedal switch also the ground under the left hand seat, some times these just need a clean up. 3rd: Make sure your battery is in top condition and not losing voltage under normal usage. Good Luck. Francis Barker from Dumfries and Galloway

I had this problem. 1st check you are getting power to the J gate solenoid. This releases the pawl that locks the gate in park, when the brake pedal is pressed. 2nd: If you have power you could be losing it to ground, before the signal is getting to the solenoid, check wires around the brake pedal switch also the ground under the left hand seat, some times these just need a clean up. 3rd: Make sure your battery is in top condition and not losing voltage under normal usage. Good Luck. Francis Barker from Dumfries and Galloway

Submitted: 25/09/2015 19:28:03 | ID: 121630

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Geoff, New Zealand

Jaguar S-Type

Hi having a real issue with this car. No one I know can fix it . It idles fine in neutral and revs fine starts fine etc but when you go for a drive it starts off great and has power until 3000 - 3500 then no more power I put my foot down but it will not let me rev it anymore. It will still travel at 100 km in hour no worries . There is no engine light on or codes stored or anthing like that. Has plenty of fuel pressure tps settings are correct and throttle body checks out. We are all stumped.

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check for loose air intake hose to throttle body because of broken motor mount left side engine , causing engine to lift and pull hose loose carlos sanino from United States of America

ON THE S TYPE THERE IS ONLY 1 MAIN AIR DUCT MEANING IF THERE WAS A BROKEN ENGINE MOUNT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT TO AFFECT THE AIR DUCT AS IT IS MOUNTED TO THE MOTOR BY AID OF 1 PHILIPS HEAD SCREW AND A JUBILEE CLIP AND A M6 STUD AND NUT AND YOU WOULD REALLY KNOW IF INTAKE HOSE IS LOOSE DUE TO A MASSIVE AIR LEAK YOU WOULD HEAR.. I WOULD TRY REMOVING YOUR UPSTREAM O2 SENSORS TO ELIMINATE THE CATT .. AS A BLOCKED CATT WOULD GIVE YOU THIS ISSUE GEOFF ALLAN from New Zealand

ON THE S TYPE THERE IS ONLY 1 MAIN AIR DUCT MEANING IF THERE WAS A BROKEN ENGINE MOUNT IT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE FOR IT TO AFFECT THE AIR DUCT AS IT IS MOUNTED TO THE MOTOR BY AID OF 1 PHILIPS HEAD SCREW AND A JUBILEE CLIP AND A M6 STUD AND NUT AND YOU WOULD REALLY KNOW IF INTAKE HOSE IS LOOSE DUE TO A MASSIVE AIR LEAK YOU WOULD HEAR.. I WOULD TRY REMOVING YOUR UPSTREAM O2 SENSORS TO ELIMINATE THE CATT .. AS A BLOCKED CATT WOULD GIVE YOU THIS ISSUE GEOFF ALLAN from New Zealand

Submitted: 09/07/2015 08:36:53 | ID: 118242

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