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Cold start hi my 2002 jaguar x type 2.5 takes 2-5 mins to warm up in the morning ,it starts then cuts off about 3 times, then it runs like it is running on 3 cylinders, but when it warms up it runs fine

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Obviously a sensor feeding wrong info to computer for cold start/running. Will save money in long run if you have it scanned for free at auozone, or PEP boys.

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