Question about 1997 Jaguar XK8
Why when I engage the manual side of the j gate of my xk8 1997 model does it lock in high gear with no reverse,and gearbox faultcomes on, it will correct itself if iturn the ignition off then on again, which enables me to use the drive side of the j gate as normal, the transmission has recently been reconditioned but was doing the same thing before it was done. could it be cable adjustment because on the manual side it does not feel positive to me.
Did you correctly diagnose the trans problem in the first place? I think you need to get hold of the installer and see what they did or get a proper workshop manual. Have you a Jag specialist you could talk to? Or is he the one who rebuilt your trans?
Posted on Nov 15, 2014
You said "Gearbox Fault" comes on. First thing is to hook up a scan code reader (they will do it free at many auto parts stores, e.g. AutoZone) and write down any/all codes. IIRC J-Gate itself only has 2 switches, one tells if you are in park, other is if you are on left (manual) side of gate or Right side (automatic/N/R/Park). I think rest is decided by position of shifter cable but unsure where electronics (switches) for this are - up by shifter, down in / on transmission, or some combination of the two. There is a great forum at JaguarForums.com. Good luck.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: GEARBOX WONT GO INTO GEAR
hi from uk could you please give a little more info ? what make/model car ? has this problem occured suddenly? has car been layed up off road some time prior to this unable to select gears ? this problem sounds very much like the clutch drive plate is either stuck to flywheel hence question above ? or it is sticking on primary/spigot shaft for some reason and failing to disengage drive to g/box? how does clutch pedal feel ? you might try selecting 2nd gear with clutch fully pressed and h/brake on then try starting engine if engine starts ?runs then put slight revs on and slip clutch a few times this may work if plate is sticking? if you come back with update may be able to advise further
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
gm transmissions are infamous for there transmission failures. and gm refuses to recall them. (I found out from many people and mechanics with the same problem) had been made of cheap metal, and eventually shatters. gm finally made the part from steel on 2003 and later models. go to (my3cents.com) on computer. click on gm complaint 2002 transmission. hope this helps toolman,
Posted on Feb 11, 2010
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