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Youll have to take it to the dealer, and trust me, I do not recommend the dealer ever, so I dont write this lightly.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

Hi Mike..we just bought a 97 xk8 with the same problem. Simple fix. Remove the carpet on the right side of the trunk, above the cd changer. You'll see the pump. We were able to top off the fluid using a turkey baster and a flex-straw. Make sure you have the correct hydrolic fluid and just **** some into the baster, attach the flex-straw to the end and bend it into the fill hole on top of the pump. Super simple. Worked like a charm. Roof raising and lowering like new.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 23, 2013

It could be the brake pedal switch, it often occurs it fails in our kitty. If your car (as mine) is equipped with a cruise control, this could be associated with the msg "cruise control not available" too (or something similar).
In this case you can fix (or change) that switch. The worst is to dismount it... ;-)

Good chance


1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 20, 2013

I had a similar problem and also checked the thermostat and pump first. They were fine so I looked at the radiator which turned out to be clogged and I took it to a radiator shop and they cleaned it out, problem solved. I have now added new antifreeze so that won't be an issue again. If your water is clean, one of your hoses might be collapsing and this is the same as running with a closed radiator. Feel if the hoses are soft. If they are you can put a spring in the hose to keep it open or get new hoses. If that is not the problem, you may have a blown head gasket. When the engine is cold take off the radiator cap, make sure the radiator is full and run the engine until the fan cuts in. If there is a regular supply of bubbles you should have the engine checked out.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 17, 2013

If you don't see any external leaks, the engine is burning coolant out the exhaust pipes.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on May 15, 2013

Blockage will cause this, Thermostat, Bad Water Pump, Blown Head Gasket....

HEAD GASKET is the Biggie.. Why did you change the Water Pump?

Pressure from the Engine (Blow by) will do exactly this...

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Apr 15, 2013

if you have the radio code just turn the radio on enter the 4 numbers and the radio should just come on. Hope this helps.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 11, 2013

Gurl, valet mode be makin sho dey go runnin ur carrra round da hood really fast. It bees puttin a lil sumpin sumpin to the the engine so dey don't be going so fast. It do be a good thang cept when u gots a craving foe popeyes chiken !

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 06, 2012

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