Question about Jaguar X-Type
Sometimes the car won’t start because the wheel is turned the wrong way. Try turning the wheel and then trying it again. Check that the car is in park. If it was shut off in gear, it won’t start. Next, make sure the car isn’t out of gas.
Check whether the tires are stuck up against a curb or something. If so, turn the steering wheel firmly to the right or try to get out and physically move the car a bit and it should start. Do you have the clutch pedal down if it’s a standard? Or, if you have an antitheft device, check to see if that’s allright. Check your distributor cap for moisture. If you recently ran through a deep puddle, a damp or wet distributor cap will keep the car from starting. If there are cracks in it, replace it.
If you cant turn the car key then this is probably due to an antitheft gizmo that turns on when you shut off the car. Just wiggle the steering wheel a little and then try. If that doesn’t do it, turn the wheel as far to one side as you can and try again. This should get it going.
However if the battery’s good but the car still won’t turn over you may have a bad ignition switch. Try this test. Turn the key to ON (not start) and see in the warning lights are working. If they don’t and the battery connections are clean you have a bad ignition switch. If it's the ignition switch you probably will have to take it in to the garage.
Call for service if you’ve checked out all of the above things because the other possibilities will require a little more technical skill to discover.
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Posted on May 03, 2010
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