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Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?

1998 xjr

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your XJR yourself? What have you tried so far?

I'm doing it. I changed the engine and have the car stuck in the limp home mode

Mechanic's Assistant: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?

125000 auto

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

It's been sitting now for 7 years so i'll have to refresh my memory

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
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Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 5 years ago
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How long has the vehicle been sitting since replacing the engine? Did you replace it with a used part from another year? DO you have access to a scan tool?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I put the engine in about three years ago. It's out of a 1998 xjr as that is a 1 off engine for that year.The new engine has 59000 mi on it. the old broke because of the timing chain tensioner broke. I haven't got a scan tool. but will get if I have to.Ok, I can type
Jaguar Mechanic: Richard, Jaguar Technician replied 5 years ago

Ok so the engine has not be run for three years? Does the vehicle run but it stuck in failsafe?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
The timing chain tensioner broke 7 years ago so I shoved it in the garage for a few years then 3 or 4 years ago I got another engine and put it in. the heat shield over wires going to the trans had been broken off and the wires were melted together but the car was working before that. I got a used wiring harness from a junk yard that is in the car now. Stuck in failsafeI had it running last year to move it.
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