• Tiny
  • stanchhim
  • 2001 Jaguar S-Type

Engine Mechanical problem
2001 Jaguar S-Type V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 104000 miles

If the car is left for more than 10 minutes, it has a tough time starting. Usually it takes 2 cranks to get the car started. I would smell gas or exhaust during the starting period, but then it runs perfect. Note if I turn off the car then trying to start it within the 10 minutes everything starts properly. Also if I disconnect the negative terminal for 20 seconds to reset computer, the starting problems are solved. Then after a couple of days somehow the starting problems comes again. I've already replaced the ECT sensor with no change. Whatever the problem is, it is time sensitive Please advise

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010 AT 4:14 AM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Dave H
  • Expert
  • 13,547 posts

Is the vehicle showing a check engine light?. Replace the air filter and clean or replace the MAF (mass airflow) sensor. Also have the fuel pressure checked

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Monday, May 31st, 2010 AT 5:26 AM

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