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JXS not slowing down

PETER
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forum user since 2010-08-13

 



I recently bought a nice xjs 1996 convertible. While driving this car from US to Canada I noticed her strange behaviour. Car does not slow down in a normal fashion when I remove my foot from the gas pedal. It is driving with the same speed and takes it several kilometers to notice a slower speed. It did not bother me on highways but in the city I have to use my brakes often. Is it normal for this model?
Peter


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William Brady
Jaguar Owners Club, Inc. *

forum user since 2004-02-15

 

It sounds like the throttle is not closing properly, check it when idling, if it only happens on drive, then, when it occurs engage nuetral & stop then check the accelarator linkage. Its funny so many came in from Canada now they are going back? They are the best buy on the sports car/convertible market.

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PETER
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forum user since 2010-08-13

 

Thank you I appreciate it.
Peter

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Alice King
JCNA *

forum user since 2011-10-31

 

Hi Peter: what is the color combination of your new '96 XJS? Ali KIng

Aleeez Cat
1994 XJS CVT
Member-at-Large
owned:
1996 XJS CVT
1986 XJS HE
1979 TR-7
1978 XJ6

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Dick Maury
North Georgia Jaguar Club *

forum user since 2006-09-17

 

What is the idle speed in neutral? Should be around 800 RPMs. The 6 cylinders have been known to have automatic idle problems. The idle is controlled by the ECU and sometimes goes bad causing a high idle which cause this symptom.

Dick Maury, Rebuild Department, Coventry West, JCNA President

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Doug Dwyer
Jaguar Car Club of Victoria *

forum user since 2007-03-28

 

An easy place to start is to clean the throttle body. No promises but there's a decent chance that'll solve the problem.

Cheers
DD

Doug Dwyer
Longview Washington USA
1995 XJR

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PETER
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forum user since 2010-08-13

 

White with coffe interior

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JXS not slowing down

PETER
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forum user since 2010-08-13

 

Thank you.

PETERSZKUPXJ6