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  • blkphillykat
    blkphillykat - 1998 Jaguar XJ8 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/26/2014
    Why are all of the estimates I'm getting for a transmission rebuild twice the cost estimate on AutoMD or higher?
    No one has asked about the symptoms or mileage, only the model and make.
     
    • Jimm
      5/26/2012 Jimm
      The estimates will vary - even in the same locality. The repair cost estimates via the internet would probably differ from reality even more - given the repair shops cannot see your vehicle.
    • Oxides
      5/27/2012 Oxides
      probably because you own a jaguar. i wouldn't touch a jaguar with a ten-foot pole and a lot of others probably wouldn't either. so a shop who will do the work is going to cost a lot of dollars, a lot more than the average car on the road.
    • AutoMD Member
      7/25/2014 AutoMD Member
      the superchargde car has a gm4L60 E trans witch is cheap the normaly asperated car has a ZF 5hp19flc that is much more expensive
    • Jimm
      7/26/2014 Jimm
      Has nothing to do with the make or model of the vehicle. Has everything to do with the repair shop itself - which is why it pays (literally) to obtain several estimates from trusted shops.

      The parts and remanufactured transmissions are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the remanufactured automatic transmissions from around $3700.00 (minus the $800. core exchange cost) for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Jaguar XJ6 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/30/2014
    Transmission goes into limp mode then shuts off
    hesitant starts, eventually does start.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Jaguar S-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/21/2014
    MISFIRES Only when warmed up and then shotty idling at best and certain speeds
    6 months and 10 shops later I've been told it is the torque converter that needs to be replaced. I believe everything else is new on the car from what has been done to it. Only and other lyrics when warmed up does it have missing when idling and changing from 2nd ...
     
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  • Wes
    Wes - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/6/2014
    Between 30 and 45 mph I get a high-pitched squealing sound.
    It is not the motor because changing the rpms does not change the sound. This usually happens at between 30 and 45 mph. It will happen accelerating or letting up on the gas pedal. A mechanic at a local gas station thought the fluid in the transfer case might be ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Unless the transfer case is empty or severely low changing the fluid will not solve your noise. I would suspect a bad driveshaft center support bearing. It can be checked without having to actually replace the part if your mechanic is sharp.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Jaguar S-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/2/2014
    Gearbox fault has shown up and car will act like brakes are on when starting off. What's up?
    This began when car was restarted in neutral while rolling forward at a low speed. Gearbox definitely in neutral. Now every time I put the car in gear it feels like the brakes go on after about 30 ft or so and it hangs up a couple of times with what feels like ...
     
    • Westwood Automotive
      shifter assembly failures are very common on this vehicle
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Plug in a code reader and see what fault code is stored. That is procedure here. Must know what code is there before getting involved. The transmission is in limp mode because of a fault. The computer is programmed to do that intentionally.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Jaguar S-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/15/2014
    Gearbox fault has shown up and car will act like brakes are on when starting off. What's up?
    This began when car was restarted in neutral while rolling forward at a low speed. Gearbox definitely in neutral. Now every time I put the car in gear it feels like the brakes go on after about 30 ft or so and it hangs up a couple of times with what feels like ...
     
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  • DARRYL B
    DARRYL B - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/7/2014
    Gear box fault came on and the car will not moved at all. I need help please
    Gear Box Fault light came on April 2013. Per my call to the local Jaguar dealer i turn the car off unhook the battery cable and the light went off and did not return. Later during the summer (July 3, 2013) it came back on and the car stopped at a red light and would ...
     
    • AutoMD Member
      3/7/2014 AutoMD Member
      Gear box light came on and now the car will not move in either direction. can feel it lurch when shifted to drive / reverse.when it is shifted back to park a grinding noise occurs .What do i need to replace and idea of the cost http://www.usedlexus.in/
    • Jimm
      3/7/2014 Jimm
      First question - is there any related fault code? Simply removing the battery cable would not by itself fix the cause of any transmission fault codes.

      Next question - what is the transmission fluid level and condition?
      Jimm
      3/8/2014 DARRYL B
      fluid level is fine
    • Westwood Automotive
      GEAR SHIFT ASSEMBLIES ARE A COMMON FAILURE ON THESE VEHICLES DEPENDING ON NEW OR USED PARTS. COST SHOULD BE $500.00 OR SO FOR USED INSTALLED,NEW CAN RUN UP TO $1000.00 AND MORE
      Westwood Automotive
      3/8/2014 DARRYL B
      i just paid 1400 for a transfer case. Now i'm looking for a good mechanic to install at a reasonable price
  • DARRYL B
    DARRYL B - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/5/2014
    Gear box fault light came on
    Gear box light came on and now the car will not move in either direction. can feel it lurch when shifted to drive / reverse.when it is shifted back to park a grinding noise occurs .What do i need to replace and idea of the cost
     
    0 answer
  • nlbpilot
    nlbpilot - 1997 Jaguar XJ6 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/26/2013
    What is best way to repair a worn differential system
    whirring noise has been diagnosed by dealer as bad differential...how much should replacement cost and who can install it car has 203,000 mi. noise level seems to be increasing. will changing differential lubricant help?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/26/2013 HouseCallAuto
      A real good tech could replace just the bearings that are making noise without making you buy the entire assembly. Changing lubricant will do nothing at this point.
  • showsystems
    showsystems - 2000 Jaguar XJR - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/13/2013
    How do I change trans fluid on a 2000Jaguar XJR? V8 with sealed Tranny line some Mercedes!
    A high pitch sound comes from tranny/rear of car while driving. Brake pads are fine one calipers needs to be over hauled Tires are all new. can't tell what is causing noise. No fluid leaks!
     
    • Jimm
      5/13/2013 Jimm
      Unbolt the exhaust connection from the passenger side of the engine compartment and remove the air filter and air mass tube assembly for easier access.

      Spray wd-40 on the 4 exhaust header bolts and use a breaker bar with a deep well socket on the bolts. After removing the header bolts, go under the car and remove the two bolts holding the catalytic and exhaust. Spread the catalytic exhaust connection and work out the transmission pan.

      Remove the old gasket and clean the pan. Remove the filter and install the new filter and o-ring. Clean the pan and magnets. Reinstall and hand tighten the pan bolts (22 bolts). Reassemble the catalytic to the exhaust and headers. Torque the pan bolts at 10 nm and the drain plug at 27 nm.

      Use a breaker bar, a one inch extension and a hex socket to remove the fill plug. With a hand pump for example: at Harbor Freight (about $7), then pump in about 3 quarts ATF before it starts to drizzle out. Loosely cap the fill plug and start the engine. Cycle the gears from P to D, D to R, and R to P.

      Remove the fill plug and pump in about 3 1/2 more quarts. Look underneath and inspect for any fluid leaks. Then, cap the fill plug and turn off the engine.
  • derankin
    derankin - 2005 Jaguar X-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/10/2013
    Why won't my car move when it is in drive, but moves when it is in reverse?
    Approximately 89,000 miles on vehicle. I'm the second owner, previously owned by a company. Ran several errands that morning and the car drove without any problems or noises or warning lights/indicators. Came home and parked the car in the driveway. About 1 1/2 ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/10/2013 HouseCallAuto
      The tranny is junk. It happens like that. I have never seen anything but a new tranny solve lost forward gears.
  • Charles Larmond
    Charles Larmond - 1999 Jaguar XJ8 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/23/2013
    The oil leak is in the difarential on both sides of rear
     
  • agar5
    agar5 - 2001 Jaguar XJ8 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/23/2013
    What is involved in replacing carrier bearing in two piece driveshaft?
     
    • racel4750
      3/23/2013 racel4750
      Well, you have the drive gear and the driven gear.
  • johng3
    johng3 - 2005 Jaguar S-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/23/2013
    How often is the transmission serviced?
     
    • racel4750
      3/23/2013 racel4750
      Check your service manual,some modern auto trans requires no maintenance and are filled for life, some don't even have dip stick to check transmission fluid level and condition.
  • zajasg
    zajasg - 2005 Jaguar X-Type - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 2/18/2013
    Transmission failure
    So I took my car into the shop recently due to a lour rattling popping noise it was making when I made left turns with the wheel a a full lock. The repair shop replaced the left cv axle. I paid around 400 dollars. When I got the car back the noise never went away ...
     
    • Jimm
      2/18/2013 Jimm
      Not sure if the left CV axle replacement may have any effect on the nosie or transmission failure. You may ask the repair shop to diagnose the failure for you in detail. That is - they should be able to show you in detail - by the transmission parts, exactly what failed and why - so you will understand.
      Jimm
      2/18/2013 zajasg
      Thanks jim