my car has 80,000 miles and runs great. When I got my car back from local JAG dealer for regular oil change the sent me a letter saying I need a throttle body service. No problem I can detect. What do I do and are they drumming up business? I have no yellow light or drivability issues.
throttle body service on 2000 Jaguar S-Type
by pierrerod in San Diego, CA on May 10, 2009
2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by matte on May 11, 2009
Cleaning the throttle body is a good idea as a part of regular maintenance, and our technicians often recommend it to keep your car running perfectly. Normally, a shop will recommend it when you are in for service and they determine that it's time for a cleaning. You can probably wait until your next oil service--you're not going to suddenly start experience problems if you don't do the service, but it is a good idea in general.
ANSWER by patrick mannion on May 11, 2009
Some of the throttle bodies gave problem (illumination of the Check Engine Light, stalling ect...)on the earlier S-Types. Jaguar don't recommend "cleaning the throttle housings. Do you have drivability issues or the yellow Check Engine Light on?
COMMENT by Visitor on July 24, 2011
i have a 2003 jaguar s-type and i have a problem with my throttle body. it slows my car down and i bought a used one in march 2011 but it has began to give? me problems again. what do you suggest
Gas pedal stops responding suddenly. Garage says throttle positioning sensor is indeed culprit after quick check. Dealer service says to put on a new throttle body for a huge amount! Confused....