Question about 2002 Jaguar X-Type
I use my car to go to work each day which is 3 miles each way.
by the end of the week the battery is flat and car wont start.
i took it to the garage but was told they couldnt find anything wrong and the s type is known for getting a flat battery after short journeys as the electrics dont cut out when the car is turned off but continue for a while.
i have even tried taking the car for a 25 mile run once a week to try and get some juice into the battery but to no avail, it still goes flat on me after a week of short journeys,
has anybody had the same problem/ any suggestions ?
Sounds like the battery to me.
Have they done a heavy discharge test on your battery at the garage, and can assure you it is 1OO% ?
The alternator is supposed to keep the battery topped up on charge nicely, even if it is only a few mile run every day, with your head lamps and heater going full blast, and then your fan runs on after switch off.
By the way it should only run for short time, how long have you heard yours run ?
Possibly the thermal switch is staying on too long ?
Did they test your charging rate on your alternator too, at your garage ?
How old is the battery ?
Is it of recommended type ? and not a cheepie from Halfords ?
Hope I have been of some help.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
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