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My 1998 XJ8 Jaguar won't start

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.

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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.

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I have seen the crankshaft senser go out and cause the exact same problem you have.

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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.

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I think your right sounds like it jumped time or the belt broke. they have a timing belt..

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