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1997 Jaguar XK8 "Gearbox fault" (Auto) doesn't want to go

Car initially doesn't want to move then after a thud. "Gearbox fault" and slowly builds speed. If you can keep moving doesn't seem so bad i.e. can do 50mph (didn't do more than - I was being cautious) reverse seems OK. Been told need new gearbox. - Seems a bit drastic?

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  • b_fretwell Sep 11, 2009

    Can't check I beleive its a sealed unit - no top up?

  • b_fretwell Sep 11, 2009

    Sep 11, 2009 - Can't check I beleive its a sealed unit - no top up?

  • dingdong10 May 11, 2010

    Is the transmission fluid level okay?

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I'm not familiar with the jag but my ford is similar( no dipstick). I'm led to believe these are designed to prevent overfilling, which can blow out the seals. I undo the top pipe which goes to my radiator to cool the trany fluid, then get a 1/2 metre length of plastic tube to fit between the disconnected pipe and a 1 litre bottle of fluid. I then squeeze the fluid in that way....no more than a litre at a time, then try driving it again..Hope this helps.

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