Question about 1993 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

93 xj6 stalled at a light, can't be driven

Hi, my 93 xj6 stalled at a light with no way to start it again; had it towed back to my house. Now, the engine starts in park but it always stalls below 13K rpm along with sputtering/hesitation, a tack-tack-tack sound and just generally revs terribly shaky. No chance to drive it, I'll be pushing it to the side of the road again, almost getting hit by idiots in the process. My mechanic is on vacation and can't look at for a few weeks, so I'm trying to do some troubleshooting. What could it be?...Throttle body cleaning, electronics check, bad gas, etc.?? Any advise would be great,Thanks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

The first thing I would check in a situation like this is the Fuel Pump.

Your fuel pump is physically inside the Gas Tank (which is located between the rear seats and the trunk/spare tyre).

However, the control unit for the fuel pump/motor is right on top of the tank. My experienced mechanic gave mine a couple of bumps with a small object (like a small pipe to reach the box) to kick it back into operation.

Here's a quick 15 minute test:

Try this: keep the tank -Filled Up- this will help to cool the Fuel Pump which sits in gas inside the tank.
-Put your keys in the ignition and turn to stage2 (right before you begin to turn the engine over),
-Go around to your trunk and give the Fuel Pump a couple bumps with a tool that will not hurt it (it is covered in solid plastic).
-Then try cranking the engine while pressing down on the gas pedal, one of three things will happen, 1) The engine turns over and everything is gravy! 2) It cranks but doesn't start up 3) It cranks but doesn't start and you can smell gas from the engine bay.

If #2 is you: then your fuel pump has hit some scummy **** and doesn't want to work without repair or cleaning, try giving it another knock or two with the electrics in the car turned on. Maybe have a friend crank the car while you -tap- on the fuel pump.

If #3 is you: Check your spark plugs, they could be misfiring.

If all above fails I would start thinking that you engine idle valve is dirty and needs a quick clean.

Best luck!
JeremyM

Posted on Jul 27, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2006 Scion Xb - The battery light came on and all the lights slowly got dimmer until the car stalled - Any suggestions


How old is the battery? Most batteries, are good for about 5 years. If you get a battery from Walmart, that is not the wisest choice, they are second-hand / bottom of the barrel type batteries at Walmart and Kmart. Get a reputable brand like from Napa. That's where I would start. Check your doors, make sure there is nothing keeping a door open and your dome light on.

Dec 02, 2016 | 2006 Scion xB

1 Answer

Stalled: now no power


Hi! Have you checked the fuses under the hood with a test light first?

Nov 16, 2013 | 2005 Buick Rendezvous

1 Answer

I have started my car, gone back into the house whilst it is running in the drive and now it wont open, any ideas?


Call a service tow truck to open with slim jim tool most inexpensive route to go and quickest unless you have a spare key.

Dec 26, 2010 | 1994 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

93 Deville, 4.9L, 113k miles. I'm a decent mechanic (have replaced engines, heads, etc.). The latest problem is an intermittent stall. The first time it happened the car was driven for 10 mins then...


Now you can do the Fuel Pump

They seize up mechanically and fail
Electrically

Did you drive with a fuel pressure gauge,
taped to the windshield

Got a good fuel filter

Looking won't help you

Always do some type of testing,
before replacing anything

Dec 15, 2010 | 1993 Cadillac DeVille

2 Answers

1995 jaguar xj6 stalls once you stop at the stop signs


Look for an IAC sensor (motor) Idle Air Control.
Usually located on side & front of throttle body. Not 100% sure which type you'll have but if you have pintle type (pointed end) Remove it, spray it well with throttle body cleaner as well as port it came from, and retry. If it cures it temporarily & starts to do it again, replace it.

Aug 21, 2009 | 1995 Jaguar XJ6

1 Answer

1997 gmc k1500 runs really rich


Hi there,first of all you must synch the cam/crank sensors. To do this put the engine on top dead center remove the distributor cap and look very closely at the dist housing there will be a 6 mark and an 8 mark loosen distributor and rotate untill the rotor points directly at the 8. The marks are small so get a light and look closely.Clear codes and restart. Is vehicle still running rich?

Apr 17, 2009 | GMC K1500 Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

92 Jaguar XJ6 stalls after breaking


First and foremost I would demand the dealer to access the situation since I assume you paid them to fix the problem. This sounds like an electronic issue between the transmission and the idle switch. When you brake with an auto transmission it downshifts thus adjusting the rpms to compensate. If this is malfunctioning it could very well stall it..

Nov 30, 2008 | 1993 Jaguar XJ6

Not finding what you are looking for?
1993 Jaguar XJ6 Logo

209 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jaguar Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

SPEEDY CAR WORK SHOP...

Level 2 Expert

489 Answers

Are you a Jaguar Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...