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I have a 1983 jaguar xj6 thats having problems sometimes when i go 2 start it the instument panel lights /battery light ,seatbelt light,etc / wont light up on the dash and the car will turn over but not start, also when driving occasionally it will die 4 no reason then not start but it still turns over. i was told it might b the ignition switch idk? if it is can u tell me how 2 fix it or what it might actually b!

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Sounds like you have a loose ground wire usually found at the the battery post, the distributor, coil or altenator. When a ground wire is loose it will sometimes start the car and let you drive until you go over a bump or make a turn or when you hit your brakes hard especially when parking and then it disconnects and the car will cut off and not start up when you return. Also make sure battery posts are clean and tight.

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  • wlmd May 27, 2010

    i had this same issue it is positive battery terminal on forewall near battery. clean it problem will go away.

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