I think this is the TSB they are referring to ! If this is a common fault, how much can this service kit cost? Labor time is just under 4 hours. So @ $150 per hour thats $600 I don't believe a service kit specifically mentioned in a TSB (this must be a common fault) cost's nearly the same as a brand new transmission. Why bother releasing a service kit if it is going to cost the nearly the same as a replacement transmission ! I would be asking the dealers for a breakdown of the cost's involved in this repair and as there is a TSB. Is there any way to lower the price because it is obviously a fault across the board on this transmission. And if the fault had occured while still under warranty you would not be having this problem !
5-SPEED TRANSMISSION - ERRATIC OR HARSH SHIFTS - VALVE BODY KIT AVAILABLE - REPAIR PROCEDURE
TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETIN
Reference Number(s): S307-19, Date of Issue: June 2005
JAGUAR:2000-02 MY S-TYPE
Related Ref Number(s): S307-19
Some 2000-02 MY S-TYPE vehicles within the above VIN range may exhibit erratic or harsh transmission shifts. This can be caused by valve body or control solenoid failure.
NOTE:Check for connector/wiring and Powertrain Control Module (PCM) faults, ensure the transmission fluid is clean and there is no debris in the sump. Refer to Global Technical Reference GTR Workshop Manual, section: 307-01 - Diagnosis and Testing. Any faults other than the valve body kit replacement, are to be carried out as a separate Warranty Claim.
When a fault has been confirmed with the valve body or control solenoid, a new valve body kit must be installed.
Global Technical Reference (GTR) Workshop Manual Information
Valve body kitJLM 217521
Warranty claims should be submitted quoting the information found in the table below. This will result in payment of the stated time and, where applicable parts/miscellaneous expense codes as listed.
Install a new valve body kit SRO44.91.31
TIME 3.8 hrs.
PART #JLM 21752
Saturday, February 21st, 2009 AT 4:03 PM