Question about 2006 Jaguar XJ8
My mechanics are stumped. My car ran fine until I took it to the car wash! When they went to start it, the engine wouldn't turn over. Electronics are working (GPS, windows). Had it towed; mechanic "fixed" it, did a complete tune-up. Two weeks later (yesterday) took it to the car wash again and again it wouldn't start. Obviously this problem is related to going through the car wash. Jag dealer said no clue; they wash cars all the time without problems. But a guy at the car wash said he's seen severals Jags and BMWs have this happen. I left the car to dry overnight, went back today, but it still won't start. (the car is a 2005, but this site won't let me choose that option.)
Any ideas before I have it towed back to the mechanic? Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
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Yes its a new one to me too !
I presume its an automatic model ?
Possibly the gear selection inhibitor switch is at fault, due to water ingress ?
Have you tried starting in neutral ?
Do you hear any clicking from the engine starter at all, when you turn the key ?
If you do, then suspect the starter motor at fault.
I see you posted this on Dec the 6th, so expect you have located the problem by now, if not hope I have been of some help.
Best Wishes !
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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