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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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2002 jaguar x type , 3.0 . no reverse?

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2002 jaguar x type , 3.0 . no reverse?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.

Hello and welcome to


Any recent repair work done to the transmission like a fluid change or other repair? Do you have all forward gears? Is the gear box fault warning on?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
no gear box fault , and no work has been done
Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.
Unfortunately this problem is almost always a mechanical failure in the transmission more specifically a damaged reverse/high clutch drum or seal. Since there is no gear box warning on then the problem is usually not electrical. We should start by checking the fluid level and condition.

Since there is no dipstick it is a pain to check and add fluid. First the transmission fluid needs to be warmed up to 30-40 degrees C (85-105 degrees F) then there is a fluid level check plug which is located next to the shifter cable under the metal cover. This will either be an allen plug or 14mm. If fluid runs out of this plug in a steady stream it is full. To add fluid remove the rubber plug from the top of the front pan under the battery and add fluid through that port using a long funnel with a hose on the end of it.


Customer: replied 6 years ago.

can this drum be replaced by pullling the rear cover? and can yoou give me a part number for a new drum


Expert:  Richard replied 6 years ago.

Unfortunately the transmission will need to be removed to replace the drum and inspect the brake band. Here is the Jatco parts list.



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