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1998 XJ8 v8 the trasmission on start and reverse takes time

Customer Question

1998 XJ8 v8 the trasmission on start and reverse takes time to engage Like a slipping clutch
JA: This is potentially serious. How long has it been going on?
Customer: Just changed the gear box
JA: Are you fixing your XJ8 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: No Mechanic has changed it nothing so far
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No it works fine when running
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Hi, welcome to Just Answer. I’m Ron and I’ll be helping you
Before we get started though, Please understand that I don't know
your skill level or tools you have to assist us. Also understand that
I can't see, smell, hear, or touch the vehicle either, so patience is
appreciated. JA is a great Q/A site, but it does NOT replace a
repair shop.
My goal is to make you happy and get a great rating in return for
my time. Sometimes I have to give you bad news that I know you
didn’t want to hear, so please don’t shoot the messenger.

If this gear box is new or rebuilt, it needs attention again or exchange it for another one. It does sound like the clutches are slipping.

Thanks, Ron

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Its an automatic box
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Yes I know, they need to either repair or exchange it for you under warranty.



Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 year ago.

Just following up to see if you had any more questions.

Thanks, Ron