Had my Jag 2000 to 3 fixit shops (2nd was the dealership at which we bought it)
Problem began during a long summer road trip and escalated to burning smell and smoke. Warning sign was that the cooling fan stayed on way too long.
1st diagnosis at local mechanic on trip - coolant levels too low. Fixed.
Problem continued and got worse. Temperatures too high. Burning smell tho fluid level was perfect.
2nd diagnosis - thermostat failure. Fixed/replaced. Problem continued. Worse still. A few days later, emergency lights on dash appeared saying STOP IMMEDIATELY. CAR IN IMMINENT DANGER, (and me 20 miles from anywhere) Car went into LIMP MODE just long enough for me to get it home. (Frightening)
3rd diagnosis. SUCCESS, I hope.
There's a SMALL SENSOR BELOW THE ACCELERATOR that controls the flow of fluid to cool the engine. Replaced that. Much improvement but still not perfect. Think some damage was done during the long wait to identify problem and necessary cooling fluid was withhheld from the engine by the faulty sensor.
Saturday, August 28th, 2010 AT 5:08 PM