Question about 2000 Jaguar S-Type
Where is the timing chain located? There is no owners manual with it. Is it located in the front behind the fan like in a Chevrolet? Or else where?
The jaguar v8 has 4 timing chains located on the front of the engine behind the aluminum timing cover.
You can inspect them by remove the valve covers but to replace them you need special factory tools to set the vehicle up on TDC.
The secondary timing chain tensioners are a common failure on this vehicle which will cause the chain to break.
You can replace the tensioners to prevent this failure just by removing the valve covers and exhaust sprocket, but if this is not the issue the chains should be lifetime, not like a timing belt which is required to be replaced by time and mileage.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
It will be behind a aluminum timing cover on the same side as the belts, this is not something you should service yourself unless you are capable of setting up the cam and crank timing and have some special tools that you may need, you may just have a collapsed timing chain tensioner that should be easy to remove and check it should go through the side of the timing cover and will have a big 20-22 mm threaded body with a copper washer or could be a broken timing chain guide either way the timing cover should be removed and all the guides and chains be inspected please rate -jeff also how many mile on this motor?
Posted on Sep 13, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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