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I have a 2006 Jaguar S Type and while driving the engine suddenly cut off with no warning. The indicator message on the dash read: "Hold hand brake and foot brake" all the while beeping loudly. I did what it said on the dash and it started up just fine, beeping stopped and the message went away. Could this be related to a coolant problem I had a few days prior? The pressure screw on the expansion tank broke off causing the coolant to spray the engine. Temperature gauge spiked high but I did not let the car over heat.

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Is it an electronic hand brake ?

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its sounds like the classic case of the stop lamp switch going bad,you step on the pedal,esp sees a difference in the pressures at the booster,but doesnt actually see the pedal moving because the switch has gone bad,also causing the vehicle to not come out of park because this vehicle is designed to not come out of park unless the key is in position 2 and the brake pedal is depressed.if you really need to get the car out of park to get somewhere,on these models i believe there is a flap of plastic just below the d on the shifter panel that has a spring on it,just put a thin screwdriver(i.e.-pocket screwdriver) and least 4 inches long,press it straight down and pull it out of park-with your foot on the brake pedal of course)get this fixed asap-drop the panel under the dash,under the steering wheel-on the brake pedal assembly,theres a part where the switch goes,get the part before you start the job and youll recognize it right away,depress the tab and turn it clockwise to remove it,on the new switch,pull the detent switch all the way out before installation,put some type of bar between the seat and the brake pedal with vehicle on and adjust the seat to press the pedal down and keep it down,install the switch and release the pedal slowly to push the detent switch back it,once its all the way down,grab the pedal by hand and slightly pull it towards you,it should click one more time,now its adjusted,put the panel back on and your golden,just saved about $200 bucks in diag. and install labor-good luck bud

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SOURCE: 2001 dodge stratus engine temperature gauge spikes occasionally

Look for a loose connection to the temperature sender unit on the motor.
If all connections OK, you may need a new temp sender unit.

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SOURCE: engine coolant temperature gauge alarming. this a new car! are you dting someone?

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