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Jaguar XKR 2000. Intermittent failure...
Jaguar XKR 2000. Intermittent failure to start. Lights works, starter does not engage. Exciter ring replaced. No change. No fault codes. Happens once a week. Wait 20 minutes and starts up. Dealer says everything checks out fine. Transmission switch OK.
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 9 years ago
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Does this only occur when the engine is hot after driving for awhile? When the problem happens will the shifter release from park with the ignition ON and foot on the brake? If so did you try starting in neutral?
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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

Thanks. Can happen any time. Seems more common after I have driven it and let it sit for a while. The shifter will not release with the ignition on and foot on the brake. Will not let me put the car in neutral when this happens.


 


I just put key in and out for 20-30 times. Then sometimes it starts. Or I wait 20 minutes and return and it starts right up.


 


When its not acting up, I can normally shift into neutral but car will not turn over unless I return it to park

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 9 years ago
Ok since the shifter will not release from park and the engine will not start this definitely could be a problem with either the park switch or linear switch as both are on the shifter. I will need the last six digits of your VIN to see exactly what switches you have. Another possibility is a problem with the shifter itself as it may not be communicating properly. I do not think it is a security problem. Lastly a problem with the Body Processor Module can cause this. Those are the directions we should investigate.
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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

VIN A01621


 


thanks

Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 9 years ago
Ok yes your vehicle has both a neutral switch on the shifter as well as the linear switch.
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Customer reply replied 9 years ago

Do you have part numbers?


 


Replace them both or can they be cleaned? Is this something a dealer will have to do or are they easy access?


 


Should the car normally start in neutral and park?

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