Jag won't start after pumping tank empty three times, and put in new gas and plugs

Asked by Aug 25, 2013 at 08:21 PM about the 1998 Jaguar XJ-Series

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Thank you for the help. The new unexpected problem is there is no spark to the plugs. I pulled #1 and checked by turning over engine. I checked the engine fuse box under the hood. All fuses are good. I am surprised as the car was running till the gas hit the engine. The gas is now immaculate and pumping well with pressure. The engine ran great till that point. I pumped the tank dry 3 times before getting quality gas. Is there something that would shut the ignition system down if no fuel was getting into the system? If not what process to check going backwards from the plugs Thank you. Michael

2 Answers

...okay, admittedly there is NO spark...one could check the ignition switch to see if it works....an ignition relay if equipped (will go lookin' in a minute) and perhaps a ballast resistor...maybe a fuse...am going to have to study your electrical diagram to give an informed assessment~

...okay here's a module or two...before you go replacing this please get a NEW battery as the tin/antimony alloy batteries will only go five years before the stop accepting a charge....find the end of the 1/0awg Battery cable that attaches to chassis ground and wirebrush this connection point till 300 cold cranking amps can get through~

Your Answer

Jaguar XJ-Series Experts

  • #1
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    340
  • #2
    kennethchinn
    Reputation
    290
  • #2
    nlions1
    Reputation
    290
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Jaguar XJR
86 listings starting at $5,950
Used Mercedes-Benz S-Class
152 Great Deals out of 8,015 listings starting at $1,200
Used BMW 7 Series
126 Great Deals out of 5,155 listings starting at $1,750
Used Jaguar XK-Series
31 Great Deals out of 640 listings starting at $4,000
Used Audi A8
67 Great Deals out of 1,781 listings starting at $4,300
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
684 Great Deals out of 22,673 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 5 Series
511 Great Deals out of 15,549 listings starting at $1,650
Used Chevrolet Corvette
159 Great Deals out of 17,387 listings starting at $3,000
Used Land Rover Range Rover
65 Great Deals out of 4,240 listings starting at $4,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Jaguar XJ-Series For Sale
605 listings starting at $59,494
2016 Jaguar XJ-Series For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 220 listings starting at $38,488
2015 Jaguar XJ-Series For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 106 listings starting at $32,981
2014 Jaguar XJ-Series For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 214 listings starting at $26,900
2013 Jaguar XJ-Series For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 120 listings starting at $19,759

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.