Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo
For Sale

Reluctant Sale. Non Running Jaguar 3.0 S Type. £250. Be a Shame to bridge it.

For Sale

  • Please log in to reply
13 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   0ldCh0d

0ldCh0d

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,336 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationBonnie Scotland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 09:19 AM

As some of you on here may know, Last year, around October, I bought a 2003, 53 Plate Jaguar 3.0 S Type. I got it MOT'd & sold it on to my Dad, who really enjoyed smoking around in it. 

 

In January this year however, it decided to FTP.  

 

What happened was, it was parked up as normal, my Dad went out to it the following morning, put the key in the ignition, turned on the ignition, turned the key to start it &........Nothing. No Click, Just nothing.

 

Ignition lights all come on ok, it just will NOT turn over. Various messages on pinging up on the display, ASC Failure, ABS Fault etc. (This has only been since this happened, the car was going sweet up until this point).

 

First thought was the Battery, as it is a Jaguar battery. But the battery was showing as fully charged on the battery tester.

 

This was in January this year....& it has been sat since, looking like an abandoned car. (Still taxed, MOT'd & insured)

 

Last week, my Dad & I tried a brand spanking new battery, which was not cheap, as it is specific to the S Type.

 

Installed the brand new battery.....fingers crossed, Key in the ignition, turn ignition on, lights up as it should.....turn key & Nothing.....So, pissed off by this, my Dad returned the Brand new battery & got a refund.

 

I have heard many things that it could be, from starter motor, Starter motor solenoid, dodgy R20 relay, Bad Earth somewhere, etc.  But, we don't have the time to spend trying to fix it.

 

It sounds like a piece of shit I know, but it is a solid old S Type, Not galloping with rot. & when it was working, it was a really nice car to drive & be in.

 

Oh & the day before it FTP'd, one of the rear exhaust back box's fell off, which happened when my dad was driving out the street, it caught the left rear bumper & popped it off the clips holding the bumper on. This still is like this.

 

So, I offer it on here to fellow shitters, £250, However, this price is negotiable but it would be advised to come & see it first.

 

It will NOT drive away, so recovery/trailer would be required. Located in West Lothian, Scotland.

 

Here are pictures from when I first got it.... & then, Just imagine a sort of barn find look now, as it needs a good wash.

 

it's reg is MV53 ZYF.

 

Also...in the pictures, it had just been washed, it has NOT got a water leak.

Attached Images

  • fone 102.jpg
  • fone 091.jpg
  • fone 086.jpg
  • fone 100.jpg

  • Aston Martin and oldcars like this

#2 OFFLINE   Tetleysmooth

Tetleysmooth

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,412 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationRainham, Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:05 AM

Have you tried fiddling with the auto box gear selector?

 

The car may still think it's in gear.


  • Christine likes this

#3 OFFLINE   Des

Des

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,396 posts
  • 8 thanks
  • LocationWatford

Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:15 AM

Who's going to rock up with a jump pack and a hammer to hit the starter then. Would a code reader help here?


  • oldcars likes this
Festering scum of the earth, yer motoring public.

#4 OFFLINE   Tetleysmooth

Tetleysmooth

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,412 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationRainham, Essex
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:49 AM

Have you tried fiddling with the auto box gear selector?

 

The car may still think it's in gear.

 

I couldn't think of the name earlier - it's the inhibitor switch. Try giving the gear selector a wiggle while try to start it on the key.

Parking brake very firmly on and foot on footbrake.


  • eddyramrod and oldcars like this

#5 OFFLINE   clayts450

clayts450

    Urban on-roader

  • Full Members
  • 2,120 posts
  • 32 thanks
  • LocationNottingham
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 10:51 AM

Sounds like one of those issues that should be something simple and be a doozy to fix.

 

It won't of course because Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaag.

 

Hopefully the more helpful tips on here will result in a non-sale occurring and yer Dad can go back to wafting.


Current

1992 Rover 214SLi; 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser Limited CRD2004 Rover Streetwise S

 

Historical choddage (stopped driving 1999-2016)
1969 VW Beetle 1300;  1977 Morris Marina 1.3 Super; 1983 Skoda Estelle 120L; Rover Metro; Vauxhall CorsaVauxhall Cavalier ; 2001 Rover 45 V6 Connie (May to Oct 2018)


#6 OFFLINE   oldcars

oldcars

    Rank: Motorway Services

  • Full Members
  • 6,311 posts
  • 36 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:15 AM

Love these. I can't fix anything but hope someone can and its back on the road.



#7 OFFLINE   SiC

SiC

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 9,801 posts
  • 94 thanks
  • LocationBristol
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:20 AM

Tried the trick of putting a jumper cable between the engine block and battery negative then try cranking? If it starts, then its likely an engine earth. Quick and easy to try.
  • lesapandre likes this
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2008 Audi TT - Utterly boring but very compentent, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.

#8 OFFLINE   Simonsays

Simonsays

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 232 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationSunderland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:11 PM

Have you tried giving the starter a solid thump whilst turning the key?
Mk1 Ford Escort WFR921K
Rover 2200SC UUP473R
Seat Marbella
Nissan Micra K11
Nissan Micra K11
Skoda Felicia 1.3
Skoda Felicia 1.3 Estate
Fiat Stilo
Nissan Almera
Nissan Qashqai
Suzuki Alto (juniors first car)
Ford Streetka
All gone but not forgotten.

Nissan Note Cdi (commuting trolley)
Renault clio (Juniors current car)
Volvo V40

#9 OFFLINE   chaseracer

chaseracer

    Autoshite HR & Refereeing Solutions Ltd.

  • Staff
  • 12,386 posts
  • 83 thanks
  • Location127.0.0.1
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:17 PM

Like a Lucas fuel pump?  ;)  


2018 DS 3 - Domestic Management's staff car

2009 Cannondale Quick CX - too much like hard work
2003 Citroen Berlingo 2.0HDi - buggering on regardless
1995 Peugeot 205 Inca 1.7D - working
1982 Citroen Dyane 6 - hiding...

AS Midland Massiv - in chod we rust...


#10 OFFLINE   lesapandre

lesapandre

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,967 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • LocationParis Tokyo Deptford
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:12 PM

Tried the trick of putting a jumper cable between the engine block and battery negative then try cranking? If it starts, then its likely an engine earth. Quick and easy to try.

I had this problem on my AX - strap looked fine but wasn't when tested.



#11 OFFLINE   lesapandre

lesapandre

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 2,967 posts
  • 16 thanks
  • LocationParis Tokyo Deptford
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 07 July 2018 - 01:13 PM

It allowed the dash lights to come on but once the starter was engaged no power got through. Try the strap.


  • SiC likes this

#12 OFFLINE   0ldCh0d

0ldCh0d

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,336 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationBonnie Scotland
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 08 July 2018 - 12:09 PM

Sorry for the delay in posting back, yesterday was a hectic day for me.
Thanks for the suggestions, I will when i get time (maybe tomorrow) jack it up & have a look at the starter connections & maybe give it some gentle persuasion with a hammer. & have a look at the earth wire also.

#13 OFFLINE   Alanism

Alanism

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 560 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationGrimsby
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 08 July 2018 - 03:31 PM

I had a similar problem on my Mercedes.  Try to put the car in Neutral and starting it (I dont know if Jags allow this).  It really does sound inhibitor switch related.  It would be a great shame to get rid of what sounds like a great car for so little.

 

If you are mechanically inclined stick a 12v battery on the positive feed to the starter to see if its a starter issue..

 

The sad thing is Id guess this would be running within one hour of it being purchased.

 

Or move it somewhere and join the AA/RAC*

 

*other recovery companies that do roadside fixes are available :)


  • stephen01 likes this

Saab 9-5 Estate

Ducati S4


#14 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

flat4alfa

    Rank: Isuzu Florian

  • Full Members
  • 9,247 posts
  • 37 thanks
  • LocationMoving even further way from Gunsmoke Luton soon
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 09 July 2018 - 04:19 PM

Inhibitor switch regularly delayed fast getaways in the old BX auto my Dad had.


Leyland Princess 2 with his and hers armrests, Alfa 33 Mk1 with cloverleafs of gold, Rover R8 T-series with cow, Alfa 156 Wagon with cow, funny face Multipla, 80s Honda Aerodeck rotted

 

Citroen C5 BreakBMW E39 SEBMW E46 TourerRover 75 CDTiVauxhall FB VX4/90, Daimler XJ40AvantimeX1/9Alfa 146 both boxer and inline, Acclaim, XM veg, Maxi, Alfa 6, Alfa 33 cloverleafs, Alfa 155, TreviBeta SaloonsLandcrab, P6BRover R8 dervsFuegoAlfasuds, Fiats 128 and 131 and everything else






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: For Sale

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users