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2000 XJ8: 000 miles..my reverse is slow to get..first thing..awhile…

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Have a 2000 XJ8 with 115,000 miles. Notice recently that my reverse is slow to get in gear and even worse first thing in the morning, when the car is cold. Once it has been running or awhile, the problem seems to go away. What could be the possible issue, and how expensive could it be?
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 11 years ago
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How is it going into drive? Has the gear box fault warning come on?
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Customer reply replied 11 years ago

Seems to go into drive with no problem, sometimes, when backing out of my in the driveway in the morning, I put it into drive first, go a few inches forward, and then put it in reverse, sometimes it seems to go into reverse gear better that way. Haven't notice any fault warning, with that be lighted display picture or warning words on the screen?

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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 11 years ago
Ok based on that you may just have a problem with the shifter cab le connecting the shifter to the transmission. The cable may be out of adjustment or has stretched slightly. Most shops should be able to check this for you. We should also check the trans fluid level and condition. Since there is no dipstick a fill/level plug needs to be removed from underneath.
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