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Tin opener

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 454 views | 0 helpful votes

not adviseable

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 113 views | 0 helpful votes

Don't touch it! it's very converluted and even the experts have trouble.
sorry I can't help more. But half the car has to come apart.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 153 views | 0 helpful votes

There's an electric solenoid that locks the gear selector. It is controlled by the vehicle computer. The vehicle computer checks to see that you're good to go (engine running) before releasing the gear shift solenoid. I had the vehicle computer go bad on me one day and the vehicle gear selector was locked in park. Towed my XK8 to a Jaguar dealer, a recycled vehicle computer installed, and solenoid release worked again for my car.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 382 views | 0 helpful votes

light instead of buying a switch near the believer rooms brakes don't work it's probably the cable

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 64 views | 0 helpful votes

First does the light on the switch on the console light up? It's behind the gearshift, not on the dash or steering wheel. If not, check your fuse box then check the switch. If it lights up, then your cruise control is also connected through your brake light switch. I suggest renewing it before proceeding further. If it still doesn't work, there is a vacuum "T" on the passenger side of the throttle body, (US car that is), near your fuel rail and regulator. It feeds the regulator and the cruise control vacuum servo's in back of the front passenger side wheel well. Check this "T" for leaks. Make sure the vacuum servo (the big shiny chrome one on top of the throttle body, is connected. The error is probably electrical, not vacuum since it's bringing up a light on the dash.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 224 views | 1 helpful votes

Hi, now it depends, I take you have a code reader? if so you should have a code reset? If the car is as you said, remove and clean injectors, I know its a pain, but as the car is not running this is the only way to clean them.
I hope this helps. What code reader are you using to know its code: P1000

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 483 views | 0 helpful votes

CHF 11S use a large syringe with a rubber or plastic tube on the end to suck it out of the bottle and get it in the oil tank. You will have to find out where the oil was lost from my guess is the rams that operate the conv top take out the back seat only a 2 min job and look on the floor pan and around the rams for oil good luck.

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 47 views | 0 helpful votes

if you mean the sill inside the door or the kicker plate or what ever you want to call it in your neck of the woods the its easy the silver plate is held down by a magnet strip so you just lift it with a screwdriver in one corner and then get fingers around it and lift it ,under this you will see 4 screws with a 30 head in torx --simple when your told as i was because i didnt know eithier

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 178 views | 0 helpful votes

Try going through the set up of your key fobs like you replaced them and see if that works.

2004 Jaguar XK8 | 312 views | 0 helpful votes

Need to use a stethoscope to listen for noise

Could be you need a new radiator & thermostat
& change all the hoses ,as well as the pump

15 year old vehicle,time to put some work into it.

The pump, if it hasn't leaked yet, it will & you may feel
play in it once free from any drive belt or pulley

I was referring to ALL hoses,heater & others,they need
to go around every 8 years

There is no checking of a water pump other than removing it

They don't last for 15 years

Runs hot because the radiator is clogged or stat stuck
or you have ignition problems,blocked exhaust converter,etc

ALL ALL of those need to be checked once your done working
on the cooling system

New spark plugs,check ignition for misfires,replace any converter
over 12 to 14 years old,oxygen sensors every 100,00 miles

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 35 views | 0 helpful votes

common prob. with early xk is the hood fluid turning to jelly, the answer is to clean out the system. ie pipework, resovoir etc. to open the hood, open the valve on the pump, located in boot rh, remove blanking plug in headlining. use allen key to release forward hood latch,the hood can then be worked change the fluid you have to remove the forward hood latch. disconnect pipes, press the hood switch to pump out the old fluid,remove the pump and drain out the old fluid, work the hood manually 3 or 4 times to extract the remaining old fluid, the correct fluid to put back is pentosill it will bleed itself.if this is not the cause of the prob. then its electrical. go to a auto electrician you will need a wiring diagram of the system to sort that out, its got loads of relays e.t.c. and is controlled through the body processor module.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 116 views | 0 helpful votes

inside the top up tank there is a little float, I usually locate it and just work it up and down with a screwdriver, lots of times as the float can get stuck, failing this check the little sender unit under the said tank, but I must stress KEEP AN EYE ON TEMP GUAGE. This is a proper pain as I experience this often but used to it now, once a week when checking water level I just put screwdriver in and bounce the little float. hope this helps

1998 Jaguar XK8 | 86 views | 0 helpful votes

The pump is in the boot/trunk above the CD player

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 72 views | 0 helpful votes

Check transmission fluid level Almost all transmission slip problems originate from not enough fluid

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 74 views | 0 helpful votes

the item you are talking about is the cover for the headlamp washer jet has it got headlamp wash? if so the washer jet has fallen off the headlamp and dropped in the bumper liner, the cover clips on to end of jet if it does not have headlamp wash the cover has 2 clips one on each side but they break and fall off in that case we use epoxy glue to refit it

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 107 views | 1 helpful votes

Jerry, this is an older request, but I will try to help trouble shoot it for you. First, check the fuses for the top. Your manual should show you where it is, or which one it is, but the fuse box is in the passenger cabin. If that is okay, then you'll have to remove the switch and unplug it. With a small wire "jumper" jump the terminal at the wiring harness. One is hot, the other, usually the black wire, is ground. Does the top motor activate? If yes, it is the switch (most common) if not, it could be the motor. Unless you are a very good DIY'er, this is as far as you might go without experienced help. Wires could be pinched, the motor could be bad, or the pump might be dead. Lots of things from that point on, (mice chewing wires- frequent for a car stored over a winter). The switch is the most replaced, tough. Pray for the easy fix! Let us know what you do to resolve this (or what you did to resolve it back in March 2014)

1997 Jaguar XK8 | 50 views | 0 helpful votes

Sounds like your starter may be shorted out. That is A LOT of juice flowing when a jump occurs, so most any engine will at least turn over. Load test the starter. Load test the alternator. Perhaps one of those is the culprit.
Let us know what you find.

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 35 views | 0 helpful votes

go to the trunk of the car and put the key into the trucnk tumbler and open it, that will deativate the valet mode...

2006 Jaguar XK8 | 159 views | 0 helpful votes

poss broken wire around o/s boot hinge, or latch switch faulty

1999 Jaguar XK8 | 71 views | 0 helpful votes

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