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2004 Jaguar X-type sedan. automatic transmission. Driving on

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2004 Jaguar X-type sedan. automatic transmission. Driving on highway, approaching a red light, light turns green before a full stop, step on gas, vehicle shuts down and won't restart without a cool down period. I believe the transmission light comes on as well. (stepson's car)
JA: Have you checked the transmission fluid?
Customer: I believe that was attempted. something about a sealed transmission?
JA: Are you fixing your X-Type yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: just started happening. we were trying to determine if it was a recurring thing or a fluke. looks like we'll have to find a mechanic or take to dealership?
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: i think that's it, thank you!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

Hi welcome to just answers my name is ***** ***** the engine light turns on on the dash board before or after stalls?

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

this problem is not transmission related, if the engine has problems starting after it stalls is possible you may have a bad knock sensor, fuel pump or crank sensor. Does the engine bogs down before it stalls or it just turns off like turning ignition key to off.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i think i may have described the problem incorrectly. i think the car will restart but it won't go into gear.
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

OK give me one minute .

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

does the engine rpm goes hi if you step on the gas but the transmission wont move?

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

is the red gear light on and service engine light also?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
let me see if i can verify any of that. one minute please. :)
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

take your time .

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
i can't reach my stepson but i believe the answer is yes to revving but not moving. as far as the lights, i'm pretty sure he said the transmission light comes on but i'm not sure about the service engine light. he didn't mention that that i remember
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

OK if the red gear light turn on then yes this is a transmission problem that may have to do with the torque converter lock up solenoid but to be more sure he will need to drop by any repair shop that has a computer scanner and access access the codes stored on the transmission controller this codes will give an idea where the problem is

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thank you Ricardo, i really appreciate your help with this.
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

this can also be do to low level but for the transmission to be low it would show an oil leak , have you seen any oil leaks on the undercarriage

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

have your son go to a regular shop and get a list of the codes stored and let me know what they are and at the same time see if any leaks from the transmission are present.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
we haven't noticed any but will definitely get it to somone to get it checked out. he just bought it about 2 months ago so we don't have anyone established yet to work on it.
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
oh, ok, thanks Ricardo, that would be a big help
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

thank you

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
thanks again for your help!!
Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

no problem.

Expert:  Ricardo Hohl replied 2 months ago.

Hi do you still need any more help? don't forget to rate my answer thank you.