Suspension faults

Tiny
DSMITH5
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I have caused a CATS suspension faults on my 2001 S-type 4.0 Jaguar. It has 57,000 miles on it and I was trying to find why my left strut was rattling, so I was inspecting the thing for worn rubber and removed the connection from the car to the strut. As usual, I was doing more than one thing and was also changing and flushing the engine oil. I forgot to reconnect the strut before I cranked the car. It promptly gave a CATS System Failure on the message console. I shut the car off, replaced the connection, several times, and I am still getting the message. I can use the 'clear' key to remove the message, but it returns when I start the car the next time. Does this mean the fault still exists? Where is the fault/ how can I tell where it is? It does not generate a ODBII code. How do I reset the system? The 'reset' key on the message board does not appear to do it. Thanks for the time.
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Wednesday, July 25th, 2007 AT 8:38 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

It sounds like you can do one of two things. First you will need to read the codes for the system and then clear the codes becasue the information protocol is out of sync. Next you can try to drive is to see if the system resets. Here is a warning from the book:

WARNING: IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT THE SPRINGS ARE CORRECTLY POSITIONED IN THE VEHICLE. THE UPPER MOUNT HOUSING CONTAINS A PAINTED MARK THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THE COIL SPRING UPPER WIRE END. IF THE MARK IS NOT EVIDENT IT IS NECESSARY TO PAINT A NEW MARK IN THE REQUIRED LOCATION.

WARNING: IF THE UPPER MOUNT HOUSING IS REPLACED, THE PAINTED MARK MUST BE COPIED ACROSS FROM THE PREVIOUS MOUNT.

Here are some diagrams to show people how to replace front struts on your car.

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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