Question about 1998 Jaguar XJ8L
It turns but won't start. My question is does it have a timing belt or chain. I went to start it it turned over hard like it was going to the all of a sudden turned really easy, almost like it is getting no compression.
On my Jag 98 xj8 I had to change the Crankshaft Sensor first, then 2 years later the Starter Motor. The starter motor would turn over the engine but I believe the solinod was the problem. hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 09, 2012
I have seen the crankshaft senser go out and cause the exact same problem you have.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
They do NOT have a belt, they have chains.
The chain tensioners originally were plastic & are known for failing (they can be upgraded to later metal ones), however its now likely you would have done valve damage.
The car needs to go to a specialist to be inspected properly.
Posted on Dec 13, 2008
I think your right sounds like it jumped time or the belt broke. they have a timing belt..
Posted on Dec 10, 2008
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