View Full Version : XJ8 Dosen't Start

10-01-2009, 01:25 PM
I have 1999 XJ8

The car was running well. But last week when I started it up the idle was rough.
I turned off the ignition and tried to restart, it wouldn't start.

The engine is cranking at normal speed.
I charged the battery anyway.
Checked for bad fuses and broken or loose wires, none found.
I checked for Fuel pressure at the fuel rail, I have plenty of fuel pressure.

I checked what I believe is the camshaft sensors located at the front of the engine facing up out of the valve covers.

The Left sensor has a 2 volt output when the engine is cranking the sensor on the right has a 5 volt output. Both have good pluses with the exception of the voltage differance.

I've also located two sensors at the rear of each cylinder head but I haven't checked the outputs yet.

I can't locate a crankshaft sensor, does this car have one?

I would appriciate any recomendations on how to proceed.

Thank you!

Mickey Richaud
10-01-2009, 01:45 PM
Ferro -

This is the forum for discussing how to navigate and use the BCF. Post your question in the Jaguar section, and you'll get the responses you're looking for.


10-03-2009, 10:15 AM
Mickey - I'll do that. Thank you!