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2001 XJ8 Vanden Plas engine light

I have a 2001 Jaguar Xj8...110,000 miles. First time I have had a check engine light come on...while driving the car it kicked down to a crawl...the display panel indicated a transmission malfunction...limped the car home...went back out to the car..check engine light is now on..drove it around the neighborhood...no transmission issue like before...any suggestions?
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  • dkoghor Dec 07, 2008

    I AM NEW TO JAG . MY JAG XJ8 VDP IS 86,000 M. IT HAS FOLLWING

    1. ENGINE LIGHT ON.

    2, MESSAGE- RESTRICTED PERFORMANCE

    3. ROUGH IDLING

    4, SHORTAGE OF COOLANT FLUID

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I've had the same problem on my 2001. It turned out to be the battery. Apparently the voltage had dropped to the point that the computer began to malfunction. I'd first go to a battery shop and have it checked under load before looking for other solutions.

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