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1990 Jaguar XJS Question: Engine stalled while on road driving in outside temperature of 90+

 

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sasha1952, Ashton, MD, June 14, 2010, 17:17
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I was driving my 1990 XJS on open road, the outside temperature was 90+ when suddenly the engine stopped. Fortunately I could pull off the road and I let the car sit for about 45 minutes. Next I tried starting the car, it started immediatly and I drove about 10-15 miles and the engine quit again. I waited about 30 minutes started the car and continued for about another 10 miles when the engine quit again. I continued to stop start this way and finally got home. The car has 69000 miles and I am the original owner and this never happened before. Any help in solving this problem is appreciated; I am not comfortable taking the car on the open road.

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    Visitor, July 07, 2010, 09:51

    it happened on mine i changed fuel filter and temerature sensor and it cured the problem

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    kingdunc513 April 06, 2011, 05:28
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    Did this work? I'm having the same problem with my 1987 xjs and nobody can tell me what the problem is. I've spent hundreds of dollars and nothing works.

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    Visitor, April 06, 2011, 06:49

    My Jaguar expert determined the problem to be the "REFERENCE SENSORS". He replaced both and my 'sudden engine stop' problem never re- occurred.

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