1998 JAGUAR XJ8 BRAND NEW ENGINE INSTALLED 12/10/2008

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  • KMKOTARSKI
  • 1998 Jaguar XJ8

Engine Mechanical problem
1998 Jaguar XJ8 V12 All Wheel Drive Automatic 130k miles

5100 MILES ON NEW JAG ENGINE ODOM READS 130k MY ACCELARATOR PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR YESTERDAY AND WOULD NOT ACCELERATE HAD TO TOW HOME. PLEASE ADVISE WHAT WOULD CAUSE PEDAL TO FLOOR AND STOP OPERATING. CABLE? NO NOISE OCCURED JUST WOULD NOT MOVE FORWARD AND KEPT RUNNING IDLE. THANK YOU CRYSTAL KOTARSKI

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 12:12 AM

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Check cable. Check/replace the throttle position sensor

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Sunday, January 17th, 2010 AT 4:59 AM
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Dear Dave you were right the cable slipped out I slid it right back in no further issues, I am now suspecting the TPS needs to be replaced, I cleaned the Throd Bod, MAF, new filter, plugs and checked OS and the limp home is still coming on. I made the mistake of putting a lower octaine cheaper gaoline in the Jag and the intake was god awful dirty and sticky, I found an owner of a jag who replaced his TPS without buying the entire unit is this plausable, I cannot trust anyone to work on my Jaguar but me and I really do not want to spend the money to replace it all, It is not all bad just the sensor please advise your opinion is very important to me, thanks

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Friday, June 15th, 2012 AT 11:18 AM
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Spill caused short in console phone and drained battery, replaced battery, checked alternator, starter on pins cranked fine, relays fuses all positive joints getting 12.57 from battery all inside lights and controls work fine 100% power yet car will not start, I turn key hear nothing but open, no crank acts like dead battery

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Sunday, June 17th, 2012 AT 11:34 PM

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