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Transmission A warning light turned on that read: "Transmission Failure". The car then slowed down to a crawl . . . just enough for my wife to drive it to the drive-way. The car had just comepleted a 350 mile roadtrip a day earlier, although it barely has 47,000 miles. Prior to the trip it was serviced by Jaguar. Any suggestions on the problem and whether it is major?

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  • gstonbely Aug 12, 2008

    The car is on Martha's Vineyard, MA. . . . there are no AAmaco's, or other trans specialists on that Island, to my knowledge.

  • gstonbely Aug 12, 2008

    Thank you for the advise . . .I will need to convey this to my wife tomorrow and to have her try to find a mechanic that has the propoer diagnostic tools. . . . .not an easy task on Martha's Vineyard.

    I will respond after she has some answers.

    Thanks all,

    GS

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The transmissions in these have several electronic components that can fail and cause this problem. My best advice is to take it to a transmission shop in your area and have them run a diagnostics. If you have an AAmaco in your area, I know that they will diagnose it, tell you the problem, and give an estimate for free.

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    Ryan Rogers Aug 12, 2008

    This poses a problem. With these transmissions, you could have a major problem, or it could be a simple electrical module that is out. These are very complicated transmissions, as with any high end luxury car, and it will be near impossible to tell the problem area without the proper diagnostic tools. You might see if there is a local auto parts store with a code reader capable of reading you Jaguar. If so, have them read the codes to see if the ecm code will give you the exact problem area, most will only give a general code that can lie in several different areas, leaving it to you to track down the specifics.

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