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Starting problems in Jag x-type 2002

When I try and start the car a ticking sound is heard and various lights light up. But the car does not even attempt to start.

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  • heyfozzy Oct 29, 2008

    at times the car won't start, it's as if the battery is drained. a bump or jump start solves the problem for a while. the boot open warning started appearing when going over bumps but this rectified itself after getting jump started again. now there is a noise which sounds like the starter motor is screeching which occurs when turning the key. problems soon follow. it can be fine for days even weaks but is getting more frequent. i'm thinking starter motor or alternator.......................please help.

  • garza9879 Nov 01, 2008

    have to continously turn the key on and off just hear ticking until it finally starts goes for a few days or weeks starting normally then the issue returns.

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    My does the same thing. last week it just stoped. I heared the ticking sound before and reported it to a mechanic. He dismissed it, and now is completly dead.



    I wish I had done some research on these cars before I bought one

  • get8329 Nov 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Ticking noise when I turn the key. Engine will not start. This has 61,000 niles. Had to replace the transmission at 37,000 miles. (2002 X-Type. 3.0)

  • atlambert Nov 30, 2008

    I'm reading others problems and I had this problem for the first time this morning. I have a brand new battery from the dealership that I paid $300.00 to get installed and this problem occured the first time this morning. What other solutions besides a battery? Do you think it's the alternator or motor?

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Just had this same problem, starter was ticking but not turning, would start with jump leads but no sign of a flat or faulty battery. Garage I took it to replaced starter and alternater got £270 charge then when I got it back it happened again the next day!
Since found out that it was simply a dodgy connection between the battery and the starter.

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You seem to have discribed a problem that sounds like a no amp reaching the starter issue. should check your wires to make sure all connection from battery to starter are clean and not corroded. But first as usual first check the battery/ change battery and see if prob goes away. The battery may have a defect inside. try another battery first.

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