1998 JAGUAR XJ8 STARTS DECELERATING

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  • 1998 JAGUAR XJ8
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 68,000 MILES

1998 Jaguar xj8 with 68,000 miles. All of a sudden my car starts decelerating all by itself while I am doing 70 mph on the by-pass, my accelerator won't co-operate and it scared me so I pulled over. The car is still running, but my accelerator is going down to the floor but not doing anything, suddenly it kicks in and a couple big puffs of smoke comes out of the tail pipes and it is fine and I am able to drive to work, what happened?

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 9:35 PM

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Sounds like the throttle motor is getting dirty and needs to be cleaned out. It is necessary to remove snorkel on throttle and clean out the throttle.

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2010 AT 9:38 PM

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