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  2. Harley2002

    S Type, massive failure, any ideas welcomed

    Thank you all greatly for your assistance and ideas, I have arranged for the OBD codes to be viewed hopefully tomorrow and advise further as I'm sure one ce I have received the details they will mean nothing to me. Many thanks for your input, you all may have just saved the day and some very serious expenses !!
  3. Taurian

    Headlights

    Did you not get a handbook with the car? If so it will show the fuse box locations.
  4. Thank you Steve for the vote of confidence, I am usually right, which was always a bone of contention with my first, and ex, wife. She never seemed to understand that I only insisted I was right when I knew I was right, otherwise I would keep quiet! I can see this could be frustrating when I said I was right and I was... Yes, have the codes read, the arcane science of code divination may well prove that your initial analysis of massive failure may be nothing of the sort. It rarely is terminal. Let's hope so anyway ☺️
  5. Yesterday
  6. HIWEX

    Reverse parking sensors

    Thanks Steve, it’s strange that the boot carpet is never wet, just the wheel well? I’ve decided to put the wheel and kit box in the boot for a bit while I’ve covered the wheel well in paper to try to identify the source of the leak. Incidentally my spare is unused and immaculate, so it hasn’t been leaking long. I’ll check-out the post you refer to and have a good look at the seal. Back to the sensors, I removed the module, the terminals looked OK, replaced but no joy. I’ve ordered a used, but working module from fleabay as it’s easier than removing the bumper again..... I have noticed that as soon as I engage reverse, the switch in the roof module by the sunroof switch illuminates red, which I take it to mean it’s registering non-functional? I’ll let you know if the module change works. Cheers Mike
  7. cubist

    Reverse parking sensors

    Hi Mike, The cause of water in the wheel well is usually a fault in the boot seal near one of the rear light clusters. If you do a search on this website you will find threads on where to look and how to fix these. Cheers, Steve
  8. cubist

    S Type 2.7 D Engine cut out

    Hi Again Geoff, I suggest you either take the car to an independent Jaguar mechanic in your area as soon as possible or alternatively put out a call to members of this forum who live near to you and have access to an OBD2 code scanner - they may be willing to meet up with you to check the car over. I am thinking that the DSC and Park Brake faults are symptoms rather than root cause ailment. I am far from sure but it could be that the ECU is losing contact with its sensors and/or some of the other controllers and is simply shutting the engine down. If I am right this could be due to a damaged CANBUS wire or connection or even a failure of the ECU itself. Given the safety angle, yours and other road users, you should get a scanner on the car asap. Cheers, Steve
  9. cubist

    S Type, massive failure, any ideas welcomed

    Hi Paul and Welcome to the Club, Sorry its not under better circumstances though. However, do not assume that your troubles will prove too expensive to consider fixing, you could be pleasantly surprised. Ron is right, the first port of call should be the ABS Sensors, Cables and Reluctor Rings, the rear ones are the typical and usual suspects as they are exposed to atmosphere. The sensors provide wheel speed information to the Transmission (Gearbox) and Traction Control Systems as well as the engine. If one or more of the sensors is damaged, fouled with dirt or metals (they have a magnetic element) this can cause all sorts of 'reported' issues with the gearbox and will often induce Limp Home mode. The sensors are reasonably cheap, around £15 and are easy to replace - provided you do not round the bolt head - cables can be found for around £30 but these can be a real faff to fit unless you have long thin and flexible arms. On occasion the build up of crusty rust under the reluctor ring - visible around the ring itself and within its rectangular/circular windows - can cause 'false readings' for the Wheel Sensor. A wire brush, some DWD40, a small electrical (slot blade) screwdriver and some patience can produce good results (I had to do this this myself last winter). The Reluctor rings can also burst, because of rust build up, or be damaged by materials thrown up from the road. Others members of this forum have replaced reluctor rings which can be a little expensive at around £40 a side but this is a job best undertaken by someone with the right tools and experience. Before doing anything though, and again as Ron suggests, it would be advisable to examine the DTCs using a suitable OBD2 Scanner. Jaguar specific systems can be had for around £100 - £150 but if you are reluctant to invest in one you might try to get in touch with members of this club who live near to you who may be willing to meet up to download the data from your car. If you're not comfortable working on the oily bits yourself I'm sure that members in your area would recommend a good independent Jaguar mechanic who has the kit to check out the car and confirm whether you're looking at something straight forward and cheap to fix. Regarding the thump from the gearbox when selecting Drive/Reverse. Peters advice is also correct, it would be advisable to get the gearbox oil changed - this also involves removal and replacement of the Gearbox Sump and integrated Oil Filter and replacement of the securing bolts. An indie will charge around £200 for this but when weighed against £3000-4000 for a replacement gearbox its peanuts. However, get advice from a good indie if you are at all uncertain. Keep us posted and if you have any more questions let us know. Good Luck, Steve
  10. I would assume one or more ABS sensors failing may give these sorts of symptoms, but you'll have to put it on a decent code reader to find out what faults are recorded and work from there.
  11. Harley2002

    S Type, massive failure, any ideas welcomed

    Many thanks, for your reply, gearbox had been smooth with no issues, however, with the pre ABS failure, I forgot to mention that car had been parked out in the most horrendous storm ever, just struck me that two main and very expensive items have failed within 5 mins of each other, I have no way of finding if the two faults are linked in some with with something common, possibly pressure related ?. I can assume not electrical as the "clunk" when selecting gear is a true mechanical sound ? Now wondering if its really worth further investegation at cost as I'm sure ABS / gearbox may be somewhat costly in relation to age / mileage of the vehicle. Thank you
  12. Old Peter

    S Type, massive failure, any ideas welcomed

    Hi Paul, Sounds very mystifying! It may be that changing the gearbox fluid could be the answer. Some members have done this at 70k and say that the gearbox is smoother. There could be more ideas on the way. Regards, Peter.
  13. Hi all OK, any ideas on this most welcomed, I start that car that has been running great, within some 5 mins warning on dashboard "ABS Failed", brakes all ok, so drive to garage and top upi with diesel, few mins later warning on dashboard "Gearbox Failure", manage to limp car home and leave to cool. Gearbox seemed to be stick in second gear, no other gears or auto change, left car to cool down, (not running hot), started again, same conditions with dashboard and now massive "clunk" when selecting drive / reverse. Any input or thoughts most greatly appreciated, (car 07 2.7d model with 90K on clock) Thank you
  14. Geoff 215706

    S Type 2.7 D Engine cut out

    Thanks Steve for your response. Not sure if the fault light disco is because the engine has cut out first then throwing up the faults . It’s not done it once while the engine is up to temp or even after being parked at work for 4 hrs plus it’s always the first cold start of the day. Then doesn’t show up again all day . The problem is it’s Auto and loose my brakes and power steering it’s a bit squeaky bum time to be honest.
  15. Ian Manning

    X Type Remap

    Hi, I tried the Superchips Bluefin remap on my 2015 model XF 2.2 200 and was unimpressed. On their website they show two endorsements, both claiming huge improvements in overall power and, crucially for me, a ‘virtual elimination of the diesel lag from standstill’. Both of these claims I found to be largely unsubstantiated. In fact, driving the car with the Bluefin installed and then without showed any improvement in performance was difficult to identify. Pickup from standstill was the same and I think that mid- range power was slightly increased but no more than when using Shell V Power fuel!! So, if you fancy trying the Bluefin remap, my advice is as follows: 1. Go to Superchips in Buckingham and get them to install it. 2. Go for a test drive with the installer and assess any performance improvement. 3. Get the installer to remove the remap. 4. Go for another test drive to confirm the impressions from your first test drive. 5. If the improvements in performance are not clear to you, return the Bluefin for a full refund. Do not drive home with the Bluefin installed unless you are 100% certain you are happy with it or you will have to pay nearly £10 to return it for the refund as I had to do. Hope this is of some use. PS: I’d love to hear from the writers of the two glowing testimonials as I simply cannot square my disappointment with their experiences.
  16. HIWEX

    Reverse parking sensors

    Thanks Steve, I’ll do that at the weekend. I do get some water in the spare wheel well on occasions and recently had to mop-up quite a bit so hopefully that will be the issue, I’ll let you know. Not sure where the water gets into the spare wheel well? Initially I suspected the drain grommet, so taped it over to check, but still getting some leakage.....
  17. Last week
  18. Leo

    Headlights

    With both not working, it was unlikely to be the bulbs. If you bought from a dealer take it to them to sort. May well be a switch problem.
  19. Sturobbie

    Headlights

    Hi inised the app before purchase and no advisories at all. Tried new bulb today and still no joy. Unable to locate which fuse to check too.
  20. Raistlin

    D2B optic fibre joints where are they

    No, but I can let you know if you decide to go that way.
  21. cubist

    S Type 2.7 D Engine cut out

    Hi Geoff and Welcome to the Club, I have not heard of this one before but hopefully others have and can provide more specific help. It will help if you could provide the DTC code and the specific message text? Given that you're getting a DSC warning light, and Parking Brake light(?) I would be looking at the back axle area first and the Wheel Speed Sensors and Cables would be my first port of call before moving on to other parts. Keep us posted. Steve
  22. cubist

    egr blanking plate

    New members should note that some of us are, or have been, members of the Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement or Judicial communities away well as Jaguar aficionados. The rest of us are just vigilantes. Now then, now then Allen is this a fair cop or what?🖐️
  23. Geoff 215706

    S Type 2.7 D Engine cut out

    Hi I appear to have a strange fault with my S Type V6 Diesel . It starts absolutely fine Get anywhere between 1/2 a mile to mile down and the engine just cuts out and I get a DSC fault and Park brake fault and grinds to a hault . Restart the car and it will run with out fault for the rest of the day. It’s weird the fault code says loss of communication. Apart from a safety point of view it’s just very irritating. Any Ideas
  24. jacoma

    D2B optic fibre joints where are they

    You never know, do you have a link to say what you need.
  25. cubist

    Winter is around the corner

    Hi Walter, Sorry to hear that you will be losing the grin but understand that sometimes function has to win out over form. In your part of the world a 4x4 does indeed make more sense but I agree with Peter that even they can be defeated by the kind of weather you must see more often than most of us. I am fortunate to live on the Shropshire / Herefordshire border and whilst sometimes the white stuff can get a little heavy its nothing compared to some of my experiences North of the Border. Nevertheless Black Bess spends most of the winter months under cover and my Quattro equipped krautmobile - I will not mention the maker as this sometimes draws flack from some members of this forum, can't think why - has to keep me mobile out here in the sticks. I have though a minor disagreement with Dave concerning the matter of stopping. A couple of years back I met a tractor, not an infrequent event around here, coming the other way on a narrow lane. He had the advantage of coming up the hill whilst I was on the down-slope. Initially I was quite impressed with my Quattros handling of this circumstance but was slightly distressed by the fact that having come to a full stop in a very controlled fashion the weight of the front end - mine is one of the larger models with an all aluminium body - conspired with roads camber to gently slide into the ditch!⛸️ This unhappy circumstance was only marginally ameliorated by a similar fate befalling the offending tractor but compounded my dismay as said tractor could not then be used to tow me out. Take care Walter and, if you cannot keep grinning, at least try to keep smiling. (I've never believed that stuff about dour Scots) All the best, Steve
  26. Raistlin

    D2B optic fibre joints where are they

    The other module is the phone module Peter. Pleased you solved it 🙂 Perhaps now you will fit the premium sound system 😉
  27. jacoma

    D2B optic fibre joints where are they

    Paul and others that replied SUCCESS After stripping out half the car, there was another unit in the boot behind the bright metal plate. The voice module was at the top end, this module was at the bottom end found it by accident feeling around, after removing the sat nav/cd. The grey blocks I assume must fit something else, the optic cable had fallen out of that clipped it back in and all working. really appreciate the guidance Peter
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