1990 Jaguar XJ6 Battery

  • 1990 JAGUAR XJ6
Electrical problem
1990 Jaguar XJ6 6 cyl Wheel Drive Type unknown Automatic 120000 miles

My mother in law just gave us her 1990 XJ6 Jaguar. She had everything from the brakes, fluids, plugs, etc. Changed on the car. She said that the battery is new as well. However, The first week that we had the car, we could start it without a problem. The holidays hit and we did not go anywhere for 4 days. We go to start the car on the 4th day and the car would not start. In the beginning there was a clicking noise like it was starting to turn over. We did not try to jump start the car first. We wanted to read the manual to make sure that a jag could be jumpstarted. After a few hours, we tried to jumpstart the car, but the car would not turn over. You could hear the car pulling from our other vehicle, but it still would not start. The lights, radio, and seat belts still work. Is this problem possibly the battery or something else?
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 7:58 PM

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Hi there,

I would fully charge the battery and then load test it. This will prove the integrity of the battery. It is always better to try a charged batter first, rather than a jump start. You may have to pull the spark plugs and clean them as they now may be fouled with fuel and carbon, this will make the engine hard to start as well.

Mark (mhpautos)
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Saturday, December 29th, 2007 AT 8:26 PM

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