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Old 01-12-2019, 06:55 PM
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Iím having a problem starting my 2002 s-type 3.0 v6. quick back story car drove fine all day and was parked. My wife drive the car up the street came back parked it for the night. I went to move it the next day and it was dead. Battery checked fine but had it checked at a local part store just in case. I removed the alternator and it tested bad so I replaced it with a new one. The car sat a while so I hooked a charger up to it and once charged I hooked it up and the alarm when off on the car. The car will turn to accessory and all lights radio air etc function but all goes dead when I turn the key. As the battery and alternator are good what else could cause this issue. Iím about to go under the car to make sure the shift linkage isnít bound up and not going into the proper gear. Only other thing to note is the car will not go into gear at all unless I use a screwdriver to move that little black clip then I can move it. It will move through gears once out of park but wonít start in neutral. I did try to turn it over in every gear just to see if any issue with gear alignment and as it should it didnít turn over. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Any jump points transmission info ignition issues and/or info anything would help. Thanks in advance guys and gals!
 
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First, check the connections at the battery to make sure they're secure. Next check the voltage across the terminals with the ignition off. Should be a minimum of 12.6 volts. If not charge the battery overnight at 5 to 10 amps.

Check the gear lever indicator on the console to see which position lights up when the key is turned to the 'On' position. If none are illuminated, check the two bolts on the shift cable to the gearbox as they can be loose or missing.

Report back with what you find.

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Old 01-12-2019, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by NBCat View Post
First, check the connections at the battery to make sure they're secure. Next check the voltage across the terminals with the ignition off. Should be a minimum of 12.6 volts. If not charge the battery overnight at 5 to 10 amps.

Check the gear lever indicator on the console to see which position lights up when the key is turned to the 'On' position. If none are illuminated, check the two bolts on the shift cable to the gearbox as they can be loose or missing.

Report back with what you find.

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Thank you for the insight I’ll let you know what I find.
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:42 PM
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I went under the car and checked the bolts and double checked the car was in fact in the correct gear and all appear to be as they should. Battery reads 11.6 volts a little on the low side. What I donít understand is if I turn the key to on press the brake I canít move the shifter into any gear. I should be able to freely move between the gears shouldnít I? Iím thinking if the battery was bad this shouldnít prevent me from changing the gears unless this is a Jaguar thing Iím not aware of. When I turn the car on it reads gear box fault and restricted performance will this mean anything or is it cycling through menu items? Iím at a loss and really didnít want to have to pay a shop or dealer. Like mentioned before the car was perfectly fine drove all day and parked it for the day and now this. Any other ideas? Maybe shifter went bad or a pump somewhere went bad? Again it wonít go into gear AT ALL so I believe whatís causing this is causing the no start and why it goes dead when starting. It doesnít attemp to start just dies


Originally Posted by NBCat View Post
First, check the connections at the battery to make sure they're secure. Next check the voltage across the terminals with the ignition off. Should be a minimum of 12.6 volts. If not charge the battery overnight at 5 to 10 amps.

Check the gear lever indicator on the console to see which position lights up when the key is turned to the 'On' position. If none are illuminated, check the two bolts on the shift cable to the gearbox as they can be loose or missing.

Report back with what you find.

Add your location to your profile.
 
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Old 01-13-2019, 05:50 PM
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11.6 is terrible - near dead. Might be the cause.

Another would be a faulty brake microswitch - used as an interlock with the gear shift.
 
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Try charging the battery at 5 to 10 amps for ten to twelve hours and check the voltage again. If it still is below 12.6 volts when resting, the battery should be replaced.

Once the battery is eliminated as a possible cause, check the microswitch as JagV8 suggests.
 
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