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Jaguar X-Type Transmission Questions



  • Turned out to be drive shaft. Apparently it was popping (or disengaging). I'm not a mechanic but it was split or something. Garage didn't believe me but when I asked them to drive it for a while, it let them down at the lights. It must have been down to expansion or something because when you left for 5 mins after embarassing yourself at the lights, you could drive away no problem...until 5 minutes later at another set of lights that is....
  • philipd3philipd3 Posts: 1
    I have a X type 2.5 V6 Auto, 2004 model done 37K . Drives fine but...... as it goes up through the gears, under acceleration there is a noise that sounds like a fairly queit muscle car roar. It stops as the gearbox shifts up, and returns though the next gear shift. It sounds a bit like a blowning gasket on an exhaust, but it is not that.

    So, is it a normal feature of this car or.....does anyone know what it could be. I am not really worried I guess, but just curious!!
  • futam84futam84 Posts: 1
    Did you ever get an answer to this question. I am having the same problem.
  • I have a 2002 xtype. I have lost reverse but drive still works. I put in "R" and it engages but no movement.
    A couple of questions:
    1. I hear it could be a shift/gear sensor. Where is that located
    2. Where can I check and add transmission oil.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    First thing you need to do is get a scan to see if there is a transmission trouble code to give us a lead as to where to start.

    Transmission Fluid Level Check

    I think you'll either need an instruction book for this because it's easy to make a bad mistake: Here's what they say about it:



    Because of the similarity to other plugs and fasteners on the transmission, the potential for loosening an incorrect fastener, instead of the level plug, exists. There is a risk for internal transmission damage if the improper fastener is removed.

    Removal of the reduction gear brake band bolt can cause total loss of drive or a substantial reduction in the performance of the transmission.
    Removal of the parking pawl rod plate retaining bolt (located next to the XYZ switch) will result in problems/gear lever movement restrictions.


  • How can I get a scan to see what type of transmission problem I may have?
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    edited September 2011
    Your transmission is Japanese (JATCO) and most shops should be familiar with it. You might try for a free scan at Autozone or similar store but their scanners may not do this, I don't know. Worth a shot. Otherwise, you'll have to go to a specialist and take it from there. If you get a code, come back and we'll look it up for you if we can. Good luck!


  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    You mean cooling fan or heater fan?


  • jagboyjagboy Posts: 4
    Presently my Jag is in a garage, for the rason stock in 4 gesr! What was your problem!
  • jagboyjagboy Posts: 4
    My jag is in a garage trasmission stock on 4 gear! It's seem that the valve body is to be change, 2002 114kilo car smell new is this possible.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    Valve bodies can get gummed up, or seals can dry up, yes.


  • jagboyjagboy Posts: 4
    Someone told me that additive cleaner can clean it, what do you think!
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    Well I'm not a big fan of additives, especially when I can't read the labels or research them. I'd also have to know what the transmission is doing exactly and whether the diagnosis is even correct.


  • jagboyjagboy Posts: 4
    It started change gear not smooth anymore gear boxe fault in the dash, while driving the transmission got stock in fourth gear mean when i'm at the stop ready to move transmision at gear four no power until speed is at 50km at 100 km no probleme.
  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 44,413
    edited March 2012
    Well hard to saywith no codes or testing--it could be so many different things. We can't diagnose a complex modern automatic transmission by internet unfortantely. That valve body isn't cheap, so I hope the shop will refund your money if they guess wrong and that they have a good reason for replacing it in the first place. They could be right--maybe they've seen this problem before---experience counts after all.


  • bunchy1bunchy1 Posts: 1
    I have a 1988 Jag, the transmission suddenly stopped working, once it cools off it will work, is there anything I can check, can it be something other than bad trans.
  • cornucopia1cornucopia1 Posts: 1
    edited July 2012
    I had a similar problem with BMW some years back. BMW service wanted to replace the transmission (mucho dollaros!!!). When I took it to an auto transmission specialist it turned out to be gummed up valves in the valve block, all it took was a pressure clean of the block/valves (removed from the box of course) and new auto transmission fluid for a then total of about $100 to completely fix the problem. :) :) :)
  • miami82miami82 Posts: 1
    My 04 xtype 3.0 goes in reverse but when I shift into drive it has no response...someone said it most likely is the shifter this true
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