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I can not put my jaguar xj8 in drive. I have a brand new…

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I can not put my...
I can not put my jaguar xj8 in drive. I have a brand new battery. Engine starts but can not shift into drive. Seeing message in odometer area saying "Brake!" Seeing other messages saying ACS not Available, Transmission Fault, Failsafe Engine Mode, Low brake fluid. Mechanic says he thinks it needs a shifter. As a Jag expert is this a viable solution? This mechanic is not a jag expert.
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Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago
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Hi sorry to hear you are having a problem with your jag .
I’m reviewing your question and then I will get back to you . But first was the system checked for malfunction codes. If yes can you post them for me .
Also check and see if the brake lights work .Rgds Greg
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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
I will check with the mechanic for the system codes and get back to you. It's Sunday so I won't be able to get any info until tomorrow Monday.
Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago

That's no problem i will be on and off during the day and on full after 07:00 pm till late .

Greg

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
The mechanic has out all system codes,fuses, brake fluid level. He said something it will go into park and sometimes it won't. He said it needs a shifter. Any suggestions?
Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago

Can you shift into D with the manual Override button .

Greg

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
That's how the tow truck driver backed the car out of my garage. But when he tried to shift into drive he had to do manual override again to shift to the next gear. Then it drives fine until he has to shift to another gear which requires the override.. What problem does that sound like?
Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago

This is a gearshift interlock solenoid problem .

check attachment please may just need adjusting .

Was the system checked for malfunction codes ?

When you press on the brakes do you hear or feel a click in the shifter ,put your hands on the shifter press multiple times on the brake pedal ,should feel a clicking .

Greg

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
My car is with the mechanic. I have not shared what you just sent with him. As of early this morning the mechanic said I need to replace the shifter. I am not a mechanic but it sounds like you said it need gearshift adjustments but not a new shifter. Is that what you you are saying? Because the mechanic is currently looking for a shifter to replace the one in the car.
Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago

This all depends on what he found damaged in the shifter unit .

To me sounds like a possible shift solenoid adjustment or solenoid malfunction .

but has been known for the shifter unit to fail .

This is not a one answer and done, i will stay with you until the problem is sorted out .

Need further assistance with this issue then please get back to me .

you are free to get back to me anytime with no added cost .

Kindest regards Greg.

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Customer reply replied 3 years ago
Thank you for your help. I was not able to convey the information that you have given me to my mechanic yet. Left a message for him.. The shop closes at 5:30 pm. Will try to reach him tomorrow, Tuesday.
Jaguar Mechanic: Greg, Technician replied 3 years ago
Okay sound good have a good night .Kindest regards Greg
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