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Error message that reads "gearbox fault"

Was running wonderful when parked yesterday. Now has error message that reads "Gearbox Fault". All dash lights working, firing sequence is disabled, will not start using remote starter.

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  • brucebarlow Jun 01, 2009

    Justin, I have an automatic trans, 2003 Jaguar xtype. I was running wonderful when parked. The next day it would not start/turnover due to fault display readout which says gearbox failure. I attempted to start by using remote starter but aparently the fault has run inhibited. I am sure that there is nothing wrong with the transmission. Can you please advise me on the best way to bypass or jumper (or the location of the sensor to be changed out) in order to move the vehicle as it is stranded. I recently lost my job like many other people, so taking it to the dealer is out of the question for now. (the dealer is a 3.5 hr. drive from here). I have much industrial electronics experience, so I know what is going on with electron flow. I am stuck Please help. Thanks! Bruce



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I had the same problem and they is nothing wrong with the gearbox all u do is drive forward and backwards a couple of times and stall and move your gears up and down until the sensor work it get alot of dirt and reads the lamp on the deashboard

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It must be having automatic gears. It seems as if the gear teeth have got jammed up and the sensor automatically switched off the engine to prevent further damage. Also check quantity of the gear box. Anyway only a proper mechanic will be able to release the tangle, if any, but my sixth sense seems as if the parking sensor has malfunctioned therefore not releasing the safety feature of driving and thus not responding to the remote starter..........sodeep

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