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04 jag. x-type awd 3.0 car shows gearbox failure after car has been driven to normal temp. parked for a little while (time varies) then re-driven. Once car cools completely it drives normal again with

This car has 82k miles, I have replaced the res. bottle, the large intake O-Rings, the throttle actuator. I have had engine driveability codes, and have addressed each. The car is not setting codes right now and has not for over a month. When the gearbox failure goes on the car stays at idle and will only move enough to get off the road. Once the car sits for at least 4 hours it will restart and drive normal with no red or yellow lights or failure message.

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  • Tim O'Brien Jan 18, 2013

    I have done this and it has only removed money from my pocket. I did try a suction device and removed some fluid from the trans. I measured the amount and refilled with new. I also added 10 oz. Lucas ATF cond. I now have 38 miles on this service and there have been no problems. If this continues I am going to repeat the process a couple more times since you can't get all the fluid at once. I will keep everyone posted

  • Tim O'Brien Jan 19, 2013

    OK, my 04 jag. now has 98miles since the minor service, and it's still running normal. I have plugged in my scanner and have not found any stored DTC's. These transmissions are sealed in that there is not a dipstick or any noticeable fill port. If you remove the battery and the bat. box there is a pan on the front of the trans. there are two openings, one with a vent cap and one rubber. you can use the rubber capped hole to remove fluid. there is also a fill plug on top that takes a 10mm. allen head socket to fill it back up.



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You need to probably bring it to a garage and get those codes reset or figured out

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SOURCE: s type jaguar gearbox

Hello astra....Un fortunately the oldes S-Types do suffer from this.....If you dont want to chance a new gearbox,ya gotta live with it ..As long as you have your foot on the brake its ok so sit at the lights while in D

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I suspect this could be your battery at fault.

Get it heavy discharge tested first.

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When this happens, usually you have to replace the Computer. There is a chance you just didn't reset it when you took to cables off. Remove them and tape or hold them together for 5minutes or longer. If it still does it, I would get a book and find out where the code is to lead you. With the obd it only gives you a starting point in the diagnosics. You may have air in your lines that need bled, a sensor out, or just plain adjustment of the cables. But it shouldn't go into limp home mode unless you lost your Engine Control Monitor. Oh, I didn't click the read more button. Check the E-brake cables. You may have run over something that hooked it and ripped it loose. The Jags can tell if the cable is too far out of adjustment. It's under the car, cable should go through the floor and run to the rear of the car and Y out to the rear wheels. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 1999 s type jag gearbox problem

Sticky transmission I call that. Go see a few garages and a few quotes with guarantee on workmanship..
Mind you I started on big trucks with Allison transmissions and we overhauled those.
Too long a story to explain those transmissions.

I you really want to:
order a haynes manual (need technical preknowledge)
or maybe local library with something on these type transmissions.

Pls rate a woman coming to your aid.

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