Originally Posted by swingwing
How many miles on this car? Has transfer case ever been serviced? I'd start with that, then move on to the driveshaft center support bearing, then the differential. As far as brake warning light being on, when's last time the brake fluid was flushed? As for ABS light, if there were a fault I would think there would be a code stored, and the CEL illuminated. I recommend you attend to the mechanical stuff first, then work the electronics. Cars are machinery; they need to be kept serviced with adequate fluids.
the car has 120,000 miles on it.
I have no idea about the transfer case being serviced.I bought it this past September.
I am pretty sure the brake light and ABS is because of the rear sensors.
The mechanic said that he could not hear any noise from the transfer case at all. In fact I thought it was the transfer case when I took it to him. I had already tracked down a used one with a 12 month warranty. He was going to remove it but told me he thought it would be a waste of money but would do it if I wanted him to. Again he is not familiar with these cars. My options now are to pay a Jag Specialist in this area or drive it till the noise gets bad enough to be very noticeable.
The mechanic is not a shade tree guy, he is a friend that works on my cars only because he is a friend. He normally works on motor homes and always has work.
He did all the work on my Vette that had over 350,000 miles on the original engine when I sold it. I bought the Jag because I had back surgery and my other cars were not easy to get in and out of.
a 98 corvette and 86 Fiero GT. I am a big guy at 6ft3in 300 pounds.
I sold the Vette but kept the Fiero.