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Richard, Jaguar Technician
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Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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2004 jaquar xj8 in limp mode, getting no dcs, engine fault

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Hi Richard, 2004 jaquar xj8 in limp mode, getting no dcs, engine fault parking brake fault on dash . Any thoughts ?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Car will only go about 5 mph .
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 7 months ago.
Hello and thanks for using justanswer.comUsually the cause of the limp warning could be a problem with the electronic throttle system. On early 2004 XJ vehicles I have seen some wiring faults. To be sure we will need to have the vehicle scanned for the stored fault codes. A Jag factory tool is needed to do this but we can try using a generic OBD II scan tool available at most major auto parts stores. Usually just turning the vehicle off and waiting for a few minutes will reset it. If the fault code is a P0121 or P2135 then this is most likely a throttle fault. Let me know.

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