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Help - There are two messages, the first is "park brake error" then "gear box error" - when I turn key in ignition. Car does not turn over. Anyone have any ideas - I'll need to have a tow truck pull it out of my garage to get it into service tomorrow. thanks!
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Sounds like a failing battery. These vehicles are very sensitive to a low battery charge. Do a search on "failing battery".
2005, S Type 3.0
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According to your post count you've posted twice. You have two posts in this thread, so it looks like you failed to post an intro. You are also missing a sig, and car details so it seems you didn't read the new member sections either... You also asked a VERY common question that would have easily be found by searching, also covered in the new member forum, FAQ's, and the stickies. lol
ok ok, I'm just messing with you, welcome to the forum. Lots of good guys and info in here. Only a few small rules. Hope you fixed your car. Oh, and sometimes the Batt will check good but may have a bad cell...
2004 Jaguar S-Type 3.0 (Black on Black)
2000 Ford SVT Lightning (@ 18.5lbs MP Blower)
1986 Harley Davidson Liberty (Custom Everything)
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Yikes.... maybe I didn't save what I input.... thanks for steering me in the right direction.
We don't have a Jag dealership in Fredericksburg VA - but several shops that service them. I recently purchased it used from a dealership that I trust - and have a 90 day limited warrantee - trying to make sure if it's something they should deal with or a certified Jag mechanic (not applying for correction under the warrantee).
I do not have any low battery message - the forum has shown similar issues - but not exactly my two messages. The last time I drove it was very wet - it got me home but would not turn over - silent except for the error messages.
Probably a bad battery but also check for damp/water in the trunk - remove spare wheel and be thorough.
You'll find by searching that there is very unlikely to be any kind of low voltage message with a failing battery. Things just go screwy.
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I drove it all day in the rain (not the first time, it's been wet her lately) - it got me home fine but the next morning (yesterday) - I turned the key and "nothing" - then I noticed the messages - park brake error was first - a few seconds later gearbox error.
It is a 2006 and when I had a Jag mechanic check the car in pre-purchase - he noted that it looked like the original battery.
I do have a very limited warrantee - but if it's not something easily covered - I'd rather have a Jag mechanic look at it - so may just call a tow truck and haul it over him if it doesn't start with a jump.
I've got a tow truck coming - it's just that all the electric seams fine and strong... I did have an MG (at least this isn't Lucas) - I was worried about the age of the battery - THANKS all for the advise.
The news from the shop is the neutral safety switch has failed. This is bad news as the switch in my model isn't a simple fix - apparently the entire valve control body needs to be replaced (switch plus about 5 yrs labor). We may replace the battery due to age once we resolve this fix.
sorry - yes 5 hours.... guess I'm just a bit rattled over this. Still waiting for the shop and the warrantee company to come to an agreement and get the work started. Warrantee feels the fix should only be the switch... which isn't covered in the warrantee vs the valve control body which would be covered but far more expensive.... think I'll go find some chocolate.