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Transmission went out

I was driving down the road in my 1989 Jaguar XJ6 when the transmission seemed to shift into neutral. I pulled to the side of the road and the linkage is still there, there's brand new fluid, and no transmission. Any thoughts?

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    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    if i remember right the tranmission shift electronically ... did the check engine light come on (yes i know it's not the engine that's malfunctioning)

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This is internal gear separation. this can happen when the transmission is either old or, hasn't been serviced in a while. the gear ratio can become unstable during long term driving and, if not serviced properly, it will fail. this type of high efficiency trany can be quite fragile considering the age of this motor vehicle. i suspect many seal issues as well. i would rebuild as soon as possible.

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