2001 Jag xk8.. stored over the winter would not start... turn key.. nothing happens... started in early spring but has repeated the problem once since...
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: xk8Year: 2001
I have had a mechanic look it over.. he says he checked connections.. etc can't find anything wron.. he has had the car for 3 wks says it starts every time...
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I suspect you have a faulty battery
Have you had it checked
yes...mechanic thought that too.. claims its OK
Really do you know what the test results were?
What did it get for cold cranking amps
I am not sure what he performed to verify the battery.. When it does this will it start with a jump?
actually I belive he told me it tested slightly higher than expected...
No... dash board lights up... steering column moves up & down .. everything work fine except nothing happens when you turn the key...
This can be a faulty key transponder
To verify this you will need to run some tests when its happening.
Thats what i'm beginning to think.... since I had no problem last year but the problem developed over the winter while in storage....
I would verify the problem is the same if you bypass the starter relay before going towards this
When the problem is occurring you will want to bypass the starter relay by jumping it right at the starter to see if it will crank if it does replace the starter relay if not I would be suspected the transponder is at fault
what do you think about the idea that the keys " forgot " over the winter & may need to be recoded... ???
This is abnormal but you could try and have them recoded but you will pay the same few after replacing the transponder
You will need a factory scanner to do the coding
Thank you.... you have been very helpful.....
Your very welcome. Have a great weekend!
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