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Ern

Camarillo, CA

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I have owned this car for four years. It now has 88K miles on it. About three times a year an ASC light comes on. When I turn the engine off for a couple of minutes the computer resets and the car will return to normal for three or four months. Four times the ASC light came on and the accelerator became totaly inactive and the engine will only idle. This happened this morning at 65 mph on 405 (6 lanes of traffic)in LA and nearly caused a major freeway wreck. The dealer has reprogramed the computer twice trying to solve the problem. What to do?


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I have just ignored the problem. I shift down until the engine warms up and then the problem goes away. The car now has 18,000 miles on it and I just got a "reduced performance light" while driving on the freeway, heard a little pinging when I put the pedal to the floor to get out of the way of traffic. I hope this is not related and is just a gas issue or something.


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My car has 14K miles but is out of warranty because of age. The engine surges at 30 to 40 mph when cold for the first 5 miles. The dealer says I need a new torque converter for $3,000. This was a problem on the early 2003s. Some say to change to thinner transmission fluid. Other people say to take action against Jaguar on a car that cost over $90K with less than 15,000 miles. The dealer sys to just drive it and ignore it. If I could find a new torque converter for $500, I would change it myself. Ern


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