Question about 2001 Jaguar S-Type
I HAVE A 2001 JAGUAR S TYPES WITH ABOUT 94K MILES ON IT A FEW WEEK AGO I GOT THE "GEARBOX FAULT" MESSAGE. WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON IT SEEM AS IF THE CARS START TO DOWNSHIFT AND THE RPM GO HIGH AND IT;S LIKE THE CAR IS TRYING TO MAKE ME SLOW DOWN. AFTER TAKING IT TO MY MECHANIC HE SAYS THE MESSAGE IS THE PRESSURE CONTROL SOLENOID MALFUNCTION AND THE EXACT AREA OF THE PROBLEM IS UNKNOW UNTIL HE GOES INSIDE THE CASE. HE ALSO SAID TO TURN THE CAR OFF AND IT WILL RESET AND DRIVING WOULD GO BACK TO NORMAL. IT DOES BUT I'M IN A JAG AND SHOULDN'T HAVE TO TUNR MY CAR OFF A STOP LIGHT AND TURN IT BACK ON IT'S EMBRASSING. MY QUESTION HOW EXSTENSIVE WILL THE WORK BE TO HAVE THE PROBLEM FIXED OR WILL IT BE MORE COST EFFECTIVE OF REPLACE THE TRANNY WITH A REBUILT OR USED ONE?
The transmission model in your car is a 5R55N which is manufactured by the Ford motor company.There are currently 3 different modles of the 5R55,including also the W and S models.The Pressure Control Solenoid is a part of,the solenoid block.The solenoid block is mounted just inside the transmission pan,and can be replaced with a new one to see if it fixes the problem.If the trans ultimately needs to be rebuilt,a new solenoid block would be installed on one of my rebuilds anyways.If the solenoid block doesn't fix the problem,the trans would either have to be removed and rebuilt,replaced with a remanufactured unit,or replaced with a salvage yard,good used unit.Good luck.
Posted on Aug 06, 2008
My 4 litre S-type transmission failed at 55k miles with a number of solenoid codes evident. Sump removal followed to reveal debris etc and a full rebuild of box and converter was required. Cost was nearly £1600.
One transmission re builder said these units were "made from chocolate" and was their most frequent transmission needing attention. The six speed is not much better. A big thumbs down to Jaguar for marketing such an under developed and troublesome unit. Never again
Posted on Nov 15, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Nov 05, 2012 | 1989 Jaguar XJ6
this warning light or any other stays on in the dash it is indicating
that the systems control module (or the system sensor in the case of
lights like low oil pressure, door open indicators etc.) has detected
a fault, it then disables the system (this applies to ABS,TCS, TCM,
SRS and BCM faults and others) as long as the light is on. You must
now have the dealer hook up a special electronic diagnostic tool and
"scan" the system for the fault code that is stored for the
Legend of Abbreviations. ABS Antilock brake system.TCS Traction control system, TCM Transmission control module, SRS Supplemental restraint system, BCM Body control module
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