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Engine failure mode message on display

Jag S type 3Ltr shows engine fail mode message, but car runs and sounds well and completes 200 mile journeys uneffected

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  • keithhopwood Feb 09, 2009

    Thanks John

    I will do this, your advice sounds good,

    will report effect soon,

    Thanks again



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Hi Keith

Probably those little Jag gremlins at it again ?

First thing to do is clear the computers memory, which normally does the trick.

Disconnect both battery terminals, switch on the ignition to start 6 times, this wipes the computer memory, and then reconnect the battery, the Positive + first......... then the Negative -----

Start the car and go from there.

Suspect you had a low battery previously, and this tripped the warning.

Get the battery checked, if it is the original, as it is now 8yrs old, and should be replaced.

Good Luck !

A FixYa rating would be appreciated Thank you !


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