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1998 Jaguar XJ8 Question: Engine turns off when driving at 70 mph.

 

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jpg51148, Jupiter, FL, October 05, 2012, 19:04
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Engine turns off when driving at 70 mph. Came off gas pedal and stepped back on when engine didn't respond and turned off. Happened twice approximately 2 months apart. No indicator lights turned on. No indication of any malfunction prior to the actual happening.

Car immediately restarts after pulling to the side of the road and turning ignition key to on.

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    mrjagg July 19, 2014, 13:49
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    The computer needs to be reprogrammed. There was a recall issued
    on this many years ago. I had the same problem and the recall fixed it.

    Here's details on the recall:

    Re: Throttle Body Recall
    Publication No.: 303-S514

    Model Year Model Description VIN Range Repair Required

    1997 to 1998 XK Series N/A 001036 to 020734 Reprogram ECM

    1998 V8 XJ Series (both N/A and SC) 812256 to 819771 Reprogram ECM

    1998 XK Series N/A 020735 to 031302 Replace throttle body

    1998.75 to 1999 XK Series (SC) 024695 to 042775 Replace throttle body

    1998 V8 XJ Series N/A only 819772 to 853935 Replace throttle body

    1998 to 1999 V8 XJ Series SC only` 819772 to 878717 Replace throttle body

    RE: Throttle closed position operation

    Dear Colleagues

    A concern has been identified with the throttle operation on a number of vehicles in the above VIN range.

    Under exceptional circumstances this concern could cause the engine to cut out, although the engine will continue to be driven by the road wheels through the transmission and drive the ancillaries, so there will be no loss of power steering, brakes, air conditioning, etc. The engine should restart without difficulty once the vehicle
    has come to a complete standstill.

    Action to be taken

    To aid in the identification of repairs required by vehicle, Table 1 [see above] of this Service Action provides a breakdown of the repair required by model year, model description, and VIN range.
    Appendix 1.
    For those vehicles that require the ECM to be reprogrammed, Worldwide Diagnostic System (WDS) release JTP759/31, or later, should be used.

    You are requested to make contact with the drivers of the affected vehicles and request that the vehicle be made available, at the driver's earliest convenience, for the modification to the throttle operation to be undertaken.

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