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Old 12-01-2012, 12:58 AM
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My father has a 2000 S type 4.0 upon which the fuel pump failed while driving down the road. After repair, if you drive 60 mph, the traction light comes on and it goes to limp mode until you cycle the ignition switch. Is there any home scanner which can read these codes? No one in my area can read them and the dealer is 2 hrs away. Tried the hard reset and that doesn't work. Checked all leads to wheel sensors and they all check the same.
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Sounds like a battery related issue - First, I would check the condition and load test the battery - additionally, if the battery is more than 3 - 5 years old I would consider changing the battery out - ensure you get a replacement battery that is the same group size - I highly recommend the Bosch Battery sold at Pep Boys - regarding scanners - review this thread: https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/g...ember+approved
 
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+1 on battery. Weirdness is almost always battery power related.

You'd need one of the more expensive tools to read ABS codes, but doesn't sound like you'd have any codes.

Are you 100% sure which light comes on, as it sounds so unlikely...
 
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Ditto to all. The tech disconnected the battery prior to replacing the fuel pump. Check the battery terminals. Tighten if loose.
 
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Actually I put the fuel pump in and the cables are tight but I haven't load test the battery. It does exactly like i described because I have driven the car and it happens with me.
 
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Load test the battery and let's see....
 
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Load tested battery and it was 11.9 volts. I installed a new battery and guess what, same thing. I even did the hard reset and the light still comes on like before. Any suggestions?
 
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So... is it the TC light that comes on? See all of post #3...
 
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First get the codes read!!

Any parts store will do it for free. Have them clear all codes after reading. Then drive until they repeat. You have to get same codes at least twice or you might be chasing something else.
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I have a 1999 4.0l and had a slightly similar problem, at 60mph ish when using cruise control the tc light on the dash would flash and the cruise would cut off, i put it down to water in the boot/trunk, cos since i have sealed it and got rid of the water, it has not done it.
 
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The new battery has 12.9 volts, all is tight, it has had a hard reset. As long as you drive below 64 mph, the TC light will remain off. Or if you turn the TC switch off as soon as you start it, you can drive it around above 64 mph. And yes it's the TC light with the little tire spinning for those who don't believe me.
 
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Why not read the module to see why?
 
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I was able to finally track down someone who could read the codes. Only the code said Chassis code and gave no number. The guy couldn't figure that one out so he reset it. Runs great and no lights now. It's a Jaguar.
 
 
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