2003 Jaguar x type 3.0 manual transmission

Asked by Aug 21, 2016 at 12:25 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The car will go into gear,but will not move
forward or backward. There is a clunking
noise while the car is in gear. The failure
happened while going down the road at
55mph. Before the failure there was a
whining rumbling sound that would let up on
intensity when you let up on the gas. What
are the possible causes?

8 Answers


Sounds like the transmission has failled. Now that year car should've given a check engine light with any transmission failure. Does the instrument cluster show a check engine light? If so, you'll need to get the car scanned for diagnostic trouble codes.

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The check engine light is not on and there's no codes in the computer.


Wait-- your car is Manual? Yeah, you wouldn't get a check engine light. Yeah your tranny is gone, you'll need a new one

I seen on another site that they were talking about the top mount center bearing being the problem. And I saw on your site some talking about the transfer case having issues. Any chance that it's one of these things?


Not likely-- are you able to get the shifter into any gear?? If so, a bearing wouldn't be your issue.

Yes it will go into gear and it makes a clunking noise while it's in gear.


It's not a bearing-- it sounds like the trans went bad.

I was wrong about the engine size, it's a 2.5. I've been able to have a better look at it. I was able to get all 4 wheels off the ground and started it. The drive's frt turns on its own when you grab it, the passenger frt starts turning. But the rear doesn't turn at all.

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