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My 2004 xj8 jaguar is having transmission problems.when I get up to 30 miles the transmission fault comes on it makes a grinding noise jerks.when i cut off and cut back on it stops and does it again


you need to get the fault codes out of the the tcm.ie, transmission control module with a scan tool suitable for your car. i think you have a problem within the gearbox or its control module, the fluid level and condition ie smell of burn {which indicates slipping clutches etc} should be checked first, which could indicate.mechanical problems the control module in your zf auto box is within the gearrbox, i dont think there is a self fix answer to your problem you need expert help, hope this was helpfull to you. cheers.

Dec 28, 2015 | Jaguar Cars & Trucks

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Transmission fault yellow warning light on 2001 Jaguar Vanden Plas


get a rebuilt or used transmission. Jaguar says you don't have to change trans fluid because it should last the "life of the trans" which means it will die just like everything else. Fluid change will do no good. I just went thru this.

Feb 14, 2013 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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My transmission fault message is coming on and it does not want to accelerate fast. do you have any answers? My Jaguar is a xj8 1997 model


A small leak over period time will cause fault light (amber) to come on. There is no dipstick. Can only be refilled by dealer or certified Jag Mechanic. Cost of fluid at dealer $60. Quart. Check online; $15 quart

Jun 21, 2010 | 1998 Jaguar XJ8L

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Big thump when car goes into gear..lost of power..can hardly go up a hill..transmission bad??do I need another transmission or can 1st and or second gear be fixed..2000 xj8..162,400 miles


Do this first. have the oil and filter changed, Then see what happens. The trans can be rebuilt but oil and filter chage will be pennies against the cost of a XJ8 overhaul. It's your calYou can make a better decision when the pan is dropped. Whatever is settled in the pan will tell you what to do. Good Luck -Ned- Don't tske it to AAMCO

Sep 18, 2009 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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1999 Jaguar. Gearbox fault Restricted Performance light on. No first gear


I would make sure the fluid maintenance is done. The most likely cause is the transmission or transfer case is gone internally.
I would take the vehicle to the transmission shop.

Good Luck

Aug 14, 2009 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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Transmission not preforming


Light comes on to indicate PROBLEM, get it scanned.

Jul 27, 2009 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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Transmission Fault Light


NOT SURE ABOUT A JAG BUT ALL OTHERS I WORK ON JUST DISCONECT THE BATTERY FOR A FULL MINUTE AND THAT RESETS THE COMPUTER

Jun 25, 2009 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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Trans wont shift up or down..gearbox fault light on


Hello jjames696...The gearbox fault light has come on because the transmission control module (TCM) has received a fault signal from one or both of the two trans. sensors....The Output Shaft Speed (OSS) Sensor and/or Turbine Shaft Speed (TSS) Sensor.The TCM has now defaulted to limp mode...A diagnostic scan needs to be run...An OBD II scanner will retrive a P1722 fault code, the only code in it's library for the ZF5HP24 transmission. The WDS / IDS will pull other codes not found in the standard OBDII library (dealer or good transmission shop)
When was the last time the transmission was serviced? Manual shifting will take it's toll on the fluid quickly.
The transmission is sealed, no dipstick (which i think is a bad idea) You can check the fluid level by removing a plug on the passenger side of the case, you should be able to touch the fluid with your finger. Jaguar fluid is VERY expensive, Mobil 1 synthetic will work and meets ESSO specs.
Personally...i would change fluid every 25-30k.
Hopefully all you have is a bad sensor or a stuck solenoid and no internal componet damage.
Good luck, hope this answers your question...please take time to rate my fixya reply.

May 25, 2009 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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2001 XJ8 Vanden Plas engine light


I've had the same problem on my 2001. It turned out to be the battery. Apparently the voltage had dropped to the point that the computer began to malfunction. I'd first go to a battery shop and have it checked under load before looking for other solutions.

Dec 01, 2008 | 2001 Jaguar XJ8

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