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2000 jaguar XJR. pressing accelerator - nothing happens -

2000 XJR. pressing accelerator - nothing happens - ease off, re-press pedal, acceleration OK. Supercharger only works occasionally. Transmission problems starting to show - drive can suddenly stop but engine still revs fine. Move selector into neutral, back to drive, and off we go.

Now, restricted performance light coming on occasionally - goes out after a while. At idle, car is 'surging' slightly and turnover seems very unstable.

Are all these problems linked or indicative of very big bills ahead ? Transmission last checked about 8 months ago = no problem detected.

Any thoughts welcome !

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