Jaguar XK8 - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals

Transmission fluid is for life.
If however, it has had a hard life, towing etc then changing the fluid every 180,000 miles is recommended.
48,000 is not even run in.

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 362 views | 0 helpful votes

it sounds like the lift mechanism/regulator has worn out or siezed and needs replacing

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1999 Jaguar XK8 | 80 views | 0 helpful votes

make sure the door handle on the outside has returned to normal position, sometimes the cold will make them stick. The door opens but the outside handle sticks open and the door won't latch. Hope this helps.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 122 views | 0 helpful votes

there could be lots of reasons. you need to get a obd2 code reader or someone with relevant diagnostic gear to help. sounds like you have a problem with the can network the drivers door module is part of that system so is the security system. it may let not start the engine go to someone with correct diagnostic equipment thats my advise

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 311 views | 0 helpful votes

its easy just follow the instructions in your kit

2007 Jaguar XK8 | 140 views | 0 helpful votes

first job is to check the part load and main beather hoses are ok the stability system light may be a false indicator if the engine has stalled best is to get fault codes out of the ecm with a code reader to help but air leaks on the engine inlet side can cause strange/seeming unrelated symptoms

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Having a restoration shop and running several newer Jaguars I have seen similar situations. Intermittent multiple errors such as these can be caused by a low battery (or corroded connections) that "fool the computers". Also had a '99 XJ8 VDP have exactly the same issues over several months. Issue was a manufacturing fault in the sensors on the throttle body that caused the "limp home" mode - usually in stop and go traffic. Jaguar had an inspection and recall on the throttle bodies but that vehicle had gone through 3 different Jaguar dealers for service and none looked at TSB/Recall or performed the necessary checks on the throttle body. Tried cleaning the throttle several times (per Jaguar TSBs) but no change. Had to replace throttle body & problem solved (over 30,000 miles since then). Recommend making sure all air connections to throttle are clean and open and cleaning the throttle area to see if that helps.

On newer Jaguars (and other Al bodied cars) similar problems occur when the "ground" connections to the body become poor (usually through corrosion but sometimes through collisions). Connections may look perfectly normal but have high resistance. Careful when working with the connections - the posts are usually very loosely fastened to the bodies. Good luck.

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That usually happens when you have a loose regulator , which in effect would not set the window properly.

The regulator has to be in good condition for the setting to stay as it should be,

2004 Jaguar XK8 | 112 views | 0 helpful votes

check the PNRD safe switch located on transmission

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 84 views | 0 helpful votes

The Owner's Manual should tell you what the "S" is for.
It could be for Service, which would mean you need work done on the car.
It could be something as simple as a Tune-up, or more complicated such as a sensor going bad to the really complicated repair of needing a new timing belt.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 20 views | 0 helpful votes

you may try adding a engine oil flush follow the instructions on the container if the lifter is blocked that may help but that engine at that model/year suffered with worn nicosyl coated liners which made the engine poor starting/noisy unless it has been reworked with cast liners

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the electronic part of the unit ie. module is seperate from the pump unit and can be interchanged someone may have put a module from a different unit on to your pump motor unit ie, from a xkr which as a differant connector

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Is it the PSI specs good {30PSI?} If not u have to start w checking 4 vacuum leaks, oxygen sensors, get emissions test to get all other emissions read (HC, NOX, CO) All the readings will give the tech a path. U have to have the right amt of fuel going into the pump & regulator to get the right PSI too. Clogged exhaust? The possibilities go on. Good Luck

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Could at either plug(corrosion) Most wires break close to the plug, Check voltage a couple inches back. Unplug it(if you haven't already) check it. If you have voltage at the brake switch and a couple inches back(probe the wire) nothing at the Shifter solenoid. I would run a new wire to it. Way easier than removing the console and dash to find the short. If you have other problem, I would be looking at the fuse panel .

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