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Hi all, just popping out and got a batter warning light on the dash and noticed a burning smell. Pulled over somewhere safe and noticed smoke coming out of the bonnet, from drivers side of engine. I now have no power or electrics etc at all and am stuck. Have got a breakdown cover through the bank so just waiting for them to come and get me.
sorry long story above.
A quick google has led me to believe the alternator has seized and it was the belt burning. Anyways as it’s roasting out I’ve got the windows down and sunroof open, but cannot close anything!
Does anybody know if you can manually close the windows and sunroof?

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Don't worry about it if the breakdown services are on route. As said it does appear something along the lines of the alternator has failed and flattened the battery. You can access the boot with the key blade and and they'll boost the battery to get everything closed.
 

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Thanks Phil, yes was a bit concerned with burning and smoke coming out from the engine, but no flames!
Yeah was worried that I can’t close all the windows etc over night.
 

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Any rubber belts make a hell of a lot of smoke but rarely catch alight, it'll have seemed a lot worse than it actually is. They absolutely stink too.
 

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Was just about to have my wheels refurbished this week too....
This’ll put that back a month or 2....!
 

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Hi all, just popping out and got a batter warning light on the dash and noticed a burning smell. Pulled over somewhere safe and noticed smoke coming out of the bonnet, from drivers side of engine. I now have no power or electrics etc at all and am stuck. Have got a breakdown cover through the bank so just waiting for them to come and get me.
sorry long story above.
A quick google has led me to believe the alternator has seized and it was the belt burning. Anyways as it’s roasting out I’ve got the windows down and sunroof open, but cannot close anything!
Does anybody know if you can manually close the windows and sunroof?

thanks
Why are you cooking (and burning) batter in your Jag In these temps? 😁
 

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I’m back home now so emergency over. Recovery guy has managed to snap the passenger side track rod arm though! So will need to get them to sort that. Also he’s disconnected the battery as it’s very warm, but now the alarm is going off. Does anybody know how to stop the alarm without reconnecting the battery?

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Not really. It'll have activated as the car will have been in it's locked state when the battery was disconnected. It'll need reconnecting and unlocking properly before disconnecting again.

Have they recovered it to a different location? Hope they did a full four wheel lift :oops:
 

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I’m back home now so emergency over. Recovery guy has managed to snap the passenger side track rod arm though! So will need to get them to sort that. Also he’s disconnected the battery as it’s very warm, but now the alarm is going off. Does anybody know how to stop the alarm without reconnecting the battery?

thanks
I had a similar experience.... the guy thought it was a good idea to winch the car onto the ramp... using the track rods!

You can imagine his surprise when I advised him the front wheels were no longer pointing in the same direction!

He put the car into neutral with the ignition in the accessories position. Then the driver's door closed. Then the car went into park. Then the rear wheels were locked...

Wheel was also kerbed.

:confused:

Not a very conversational drive home with him in his cab.

Oh and when they delivered the car with two new track rods and the original, ruptured coolant pipe, issue fixed they 'Forgot' to re-fit the under tray and it was in their garage over 100 miles away!
 

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Back at home now, it’s parked up across the bottom of the drive feeling sorry for itself. Need to call some garages tomorrow and see what they quote for repair.
It was a flatbed recovery truck so winched it on and off after releasing the gearbox and hand brake.
The breakdown service covers the transport to a garage of my choice within 10 miles
However the garage I would use is 13 miles away grrrrr...
 

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I had a similar experience.... the guy thought it was a good idea to winch the car onto the ramp... using the track rods!

You can imagine his surprise when I advised him the front wheels were no longer pointing in the same direction!

He put the car into neutral with the ignition in the accessories position. Then the driver's door closed. Then the car went into park. Then the rear wheels were locked...

Wheel was also kerbed.

:confused:

Not a very conversational drive home with him in his cab.

Oh and when they delivered the car with two new track rods and the original, ruptured coolant pipe, issue fixed they 'Forgot' to re-fit the under tray and it was in their garage over 100 miles away!
 

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that sounds a similar issue, bet that’s how he winched it on around the track rod arm!
Recovery service only so will get them to pay for that repair once at a garage
 

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Ffs that’s what the towing eye is for, absolute muppets, I can only recommend you temporarily connect the battery up again unlock the car then disconnect again.
 

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The breakdown service covers the transport to a garage of my choice within 10 miles
However the garage I would use is 13 miles away grrrrr...
Given the mistakes they made they should run the extra “miles”, ask them.
 

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that sounds a similar issue, bet that’s how he winched it on around the track rod arm!
Recovery service only so will get them to pay for that repair once at a garage
Have you had a chance to look in engine bay see what happened?
 

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No, but from reading a similar post on here it seems the alternator seized causing the belt friction and burning. There was a red battery sign on the dash before I pulled over, looks like it has also damaged the battery as that was pretty hot aswell. Gonna get it to a jaguar specialist nearby and see what they say.

Need Urgent Help

this is a similar post as what I’ve experienced post 29

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