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Jaguar suffered wreck on passenger side- what to do

 
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Old 04-23-2019, 08:02 PM
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Got hit and spun out and hit a tree. Only have liability insurance so no help there. Car is not running. Not sure if cpu affected. Not sure if worth saving . . .
 
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First the front bumper and now this. April hasn't been a good month for you.
 
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So very sorry Salawada!

I hope no one was hurt?

If the A-pillar and door sill are not deformed you might be able to find a good salvaged door and fender, but the rocker panel will have to be repaired.

Please keep us informed.

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Very sorry indeed and also hope no one was injured.

The gap showing around the rear of the rear door indicates some "non simple" repairs would be required.
 
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No one was hurt. Thanks for asking. What is a non simple repair?
 
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I noticed that gap too. It would indicate a bent b- pillar and probably deeper bends too. Too Bad. But Red cars can be repaired. Mine has a rebuild title, and most of the left side has been replaced...
 
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:16 AM
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No one was hurt. Thanks for asking. What is a non simple repair?
It means what Jerry stated unfortunately.
 
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Salwada: Sorry to learn of your misfortune. If the other driver was at fault then you should be able to take them to small claims court and sue for the value of the car. Assuming you win, you could use the money to buy another Jag or in a much bigger way repair it with salvaged parts like you did the front bumper. Pay to have repaired what you can't do (rocker - repair and paint / door -paint) and do the rest yourself. You have to ask yourself if you are up to the task as it is a lot of work that I am suggesting. Best of luck to you. Ren
 
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If only I can get it started. Battery is good. Just will not crank at all. It has RNG. And DIST. on the odometer screen. What does that mean?
 
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If only I can get it started. Battery is good. Just will not crank at all. It has RNG. And DIST. on the odometer screen. What does that mean?
Could RNG. and DIST. stand for Range and Distance and be related to the Trip Computer?
 
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Maybe. Trying to figure out what the hit did that caused the ar not to crank at all

 
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There is a small red immobilizer box in the drivers footwell on the firewall down by the pedals. It has a switch that trips which stops the engine and cuts off the fuel in the event of a crash.

If that switch has tripped, you won't be able to start the car. There is a button on this box to reset it. Press it down and then try starting the car again.

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Thanks Lawrence. I will attempt to locate that box. Anyone have pics or diagram of location of the imbolizer box on a XJ40 1990?
 
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You can't really miss it, it's a little box about 2-1/2" x 2" bright red with a white label located over on the left corner of the footwell against the firewall. (LHD car)

BTW, the correct name for it is the 'inertia switch'.

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If resetting the switch doesn't work, try moving the shifter out of "P" to "N". Sometimes mis-alignment of the gear shift will prevent starting too.
 
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Wow. Good to see that the car is tough, and didnt get wrapped around the tree. How fast did you get hit? How fast did it strike the tree? Definitely a violent event.
 
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Lawrence is the man!! Found the inertia button. Pushed it and car started right up.

Inertia switch location
 
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Brewtech- I was in the passenger seat and took the brunt of the impact and walked away unscathed. The tree stopped the momentum of a very fast spinout.

Now the question is it it worth saving:




 
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Larry,

Great call on the Inertia Switch! As you know, it gets mentioned countless times on the forums and it is almost never the inertia switch, but this time it was, and for all the correct reasons. Well done!

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Its tough to say it but it looks like it gave up its life for you. Its prolly best to start looking for a good bones car and make one really good XJ40
 
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Get a body shop estimate and go from there. In the meantime I would cover the wrecked part to keep rain out.
 

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