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I started up my 1998 XJ8 Jaguar 4-door sedan this morning,

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I started up my 1998 XJ8 Jaguar 4-door sedan this morning, put it in drive, pressed down on the gas pedal, and the car revved up but didn't move. Why?
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago
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Did the gearbox fault warning come on? Was the P on the shifter illuminated red?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My car is now at a garage, so I can't go out and check. I can't recall seeing any indication of anything wrong on the dashboard or gear shift lever.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The car was driving beautifully back from Baltimore - about 40 miles - but at the end of my trip there was a slight lurch forward and then the car moved forward reluctantly, as though the hand brake was on, when I parked it. That was last night. This morning the car would not move at all.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
When the problem occurred last night, there was never any disturbing noise from the engine or elsewhere. Just the normal sound of the engine at all times.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have to go out now for about 90 minutes. Back around 9:30 pm.
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok this could very well be mechanical as I have run into problems with the forward clutch drum on thse transmissions causing the engine to rev up then bang into gear when selecting drive or when accelerating from a stop. Sometimes the gearbox fault warning comes on and the fault code stored is P1722. Of course it could also be a problem with the shifter linkage cable which is why I was asking if the P is lite up. We also would need to check the fluid level and condition. Since there is no dipstick this is not easily done as a fill/level check plug needs to be removed with the transmission fluid warmed, engine running and vehicle on a level surface or lift. Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I'm back.
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok this could very well be mechanical as I have run into problems with the forward clutch drum on thse transmissions causing the engine to rev up then bang into gear when selecting drive or when accelerating from a stop. Sometimes the gearbox fault warning comes on and the fault code stored is P1722. Of course it could also be a problem with the shifter linkage cable which is why I was asking if the P is lite up. We also would need to check the fluid level and condition. Since there is no dipstick this is not easily done as a fill/level check plug needs to be removed with the transmission fluid warmed, engine running and vehicle on a level surface or lift. Let me know.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thanks. I'll talk to my garage, where the car is, and get back to you.
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok let me know.

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