2001 Jaguar XJ8 - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Check your coolant reservoir for cracks and make sure your bleeding hose plug is screwed on tight .

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jan 19, 2018 | 64 views

I'd change the plugs as per this link, and swear by an 'internal service' by chemicals as manufactureed by BG Products available on Ebay (The chemicals are for professional use so stick to the instructions). If you haven't seen this thread, take a look.


2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Dec 19, 2017 | 43 views

if its a v8 its gonna be your throttle body its a complete assembly and is a common problem on these models

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Apr 11, 2017 | 261 views

Hello Eric Lovins,

Your ignition switch goes directly to your BODY module and the engine control module... (with only a RELAY) in the mix...
for "starting purposes only"

My experience with Jaguars (magnificent vehicles) has
taught me to FIRST SUSPECT RELAYS... (easy access the switches (really hard to reach... If you plan on keeping the car
(mine being the last V12 Convertible they built)... I keep spare relays... HOWEVER...

Control of the running (or not running) seems to be the
Ignition control directly from the steering column to the BCM.

Logically your Ignition switch (highly used & difficult to get to) should be most suspect... (there are also high risk of triggering logic circuits with RESULTING AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT (EXPLOSIVE FORCE))... Use of care and full knowledge
is advised here...!!


I have the Factory Service Manuals for MY '95 XJS...
They are impressively expensive... but WERE cheaper
(NEW, PAPER) than a single "visit" to one of my
neighborhood JAGUAR DEALERS...
(assuming all thing go well... they usually don't).

While the Factory Service Manuals are collectors items themselves you might remain in convinced of their inherent value... you can use the FREE data base at BBB Industries
website... (registration required)

(also see Jag Lovers site below (very bottom)).

I found no Technical Service Bulletins on your ignition lock
(a good thing)...
but in my car it would be very simple to eliminate DOWNSTREAM electronics... simply by removing the wire from the ignition (the engine should stop)

You can then confidently pursue that wire into your ignition lock...

My vintage vehicle has no PATS (passive anti-theft system) keys... but I will assure your life will be happier if you make SURE you have all the required keys & fobs BEFORE you get into the lock.

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Start relay (always good to have SPARES)

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2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jan 14, 2017 | 62 views

There isn't a fuse for the shifter, it is run by other components. What's the problem?

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jun 30, 2016 | 77 views

The pins at connector cud b dirty. Or the tool cud b faulty. Disconnect batt a min then try.or unplug computer and clean the pins there...its in engine area or under dash

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jan 05, 2016 | 92 views

call your local mechanic .

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Dec 07, 2015 | 73 views

remove plastic plugs in armrest, screws behind to undo. remove plastic plug from interior handle eschutchion and small screw.the panel is held on by plastic clips which usually break when you remove panel .to remove panel prize away from door using a trim remover or a screwdriver with care! the clips are a very tight fit.the panel hooks over the window seal at the top. hope this helps.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Oct 29, 2015 | 215 views

shood be main fuse box under bonnet

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Sep 08, 2015 | 74 views

look online --easiest call a dealer --also you can call or talk to local auto body shops and ask about their supplier or even seek to have them purchase it for you thats for new --replacement junkyards online --jaguar forums /clubs

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Aug 29, 2015 | 121 views

The Jaguar chrome strip is magnetic. Simply lift one corner with a sharp object (e.g. wood chisel) and pull it up carefully. This will reveal several Torque screws. Undo the Torque screws and you will be able to complete the job. Good luck.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Mar 23, 2015 | 111 views

i dont think there is a seperate fuse for the fuel gauge the only fuses are for the instrument pack if one of these fails other instrument pack functions would be affected also, the usual cause of fuel gauge problems is the sender unit in the fuel tank it is located behind the trim panel forward edge of boot, or a wiring fault,

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Feb 26, 2015 | 156 views

This may help:

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jan 06, 2015 | 50 views

Happens a lot. Always use the best high octane you can find. Check wire connections to knock sensor (most common cause for 'restricted performance light, sometimes outside temperature plays a part). Then disconnect negative terminal from battery, wait 2 minutes, reconnect. Then take car for a drive in various conditions, like city traffic, highway driving, and more. After several restarts, mine went away. Occasionally comes back, then disapiars. Ignore orange engine light.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Sep 25, 2014 | 268 views

if the wires are on the right plug then you could have injector problems. when you changed the plugs did you gap the plugs to specs as if they aren`t then it can cause this problem. you could also have one or more bad ignition wires.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Aug 24, 2014 | 90 views

If the key won;'t work, your only other solution is to remove the rear seats. You may be able to reach through the rear seat bulkhead and pull the release catch.

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Aug 18, 2014 | 351 views

check relays usually under the hood on that model

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jun 26, 2014 | 36 views

Just go under the seat and unplug it

2001 Jaguar XJ8 | Answered on Jun 23, 2014 | 63 views

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