20 Most Recent 2007 Jaguar XJ Vanden Plas Sedan Questions & Answers

a common problem with the jaguar aj26 v8 engine around that year is low compression due to wear on the nicosil coated bores to get it started you can try removing the fuel pump relay in the boot/trunk fuse box and cranking the engine and keeping the throttle pedal to the floor when it fires get someone to help and put the relay back in has it fires.if not take all the plugs out and put a couple of sqirts of engine oil from a oil can or similar in to each cylinder crank the engine over a little with plugs out refit the plugs and retry

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018

the battery has gone dead you can not open the boot/trunk with the electrical system but you should be able to get to the battery by using the key in the lock on the outside of the the trunk its either in the xj badge or the number plate illumination holder. if you can open the engine compartment there is battery pos power points so you can jumpstart/power up the car

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Dec 09, 2017

i believe it is on the passenger side kick panel .. behind the trim on lower right side remove the trim and i think it is there.. going from memory

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Aug 28, 2014

I would suggest replacing all fluids incl: Engine oil/filter, transmission oil/filter, differential oil, coolant flush/replace thermostat, brake fluid, and spark plugs. Some might consider this overkill, but some of these changes are ignored and can greatly shorten the life of the powertrain or brakes.

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Jun 29, 2014

The first thing is to check the pvc system, make sure hoses are good and not leaking, also is there a check engine light on? if so then you will need to have the codes scanned to see what they are.

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Oct 06, 2012

Let the tube squirt washer fluid directly on the windscreen, if it does a poor job then you may have to make a flat nozzle. Your local auto house supply should have some small plastic Ts for coupling hoses, find one that fits, cut it long enough to be fastened to the wiper blade with black tape or epoxy, heat the end and flatten with a pin to make a small passage. Use a cheap pair of gloves and use your hand to flatten the softened plastic. The only McGyver trick I know for this!

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Aug 06, 2012

have a compression test done if there is no compression on either
bank. pull the valve covers and check the chains all appear
tight with tensioners appearing normal.

sorry that maybe I might be the bearer of bad news but it
could be the Nikasil bore coatings have failed. To test this,
remove the plugs and squirt a small amount of oil in each plug
hole. Reinstate the plugs and then see if it starts. If it starts
it confirms the Nikasil failure. The oil down the plug holes is
just a temporary cure!,

good luck

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

V8 engine,on the norm,will last a good long time,if they have been taken care of,and continue being maintained.Highway miles of course are always a plus,when asking about the vehicle,if the truth be told,but look,listen,and drive is the best way to be sure of what you are buying,the ignition switch is a good place to observe,the lock,and key cylinder,is it worn>is the key worn?the wrighting on the key,and it`s trademarks,are they still there,or worn off,and how bad?This will tell you if it was a start and go vehicle,or not,could be a vehicle that was drove long distances instead of short stop and go .

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Nov 14, 2009

Yes, these engines use a special coating in the cylinder bores, and they are big problems. Although , if you check on the net, you will find its possible to get ordinary cylinder liners that can be fitted and bored to size.

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Oct 19, 2009

You can take your car to an Auto Zone and they can plug in and run a diagnostic scan for free to tell you what is wrong. This will give you a heads up if you take it to a garage for repairs or if you are repairing yourself. If you do not have an Auto Zone nearby, Jiffy Lube has a machine called SAM that will do the same thing but they charge 15 dollars.

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on Jul 18, 2009

Hey John,

This is very common, because your battery is dead your remote isnt going to work. So what you have to do is look by the license plate light bulbs, their is a key hole wear you can insert you key and open the trunk to charge/ or jump start your battery

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on May 13, 2009

try using your black key to open manually if this fails a common problem is a sticky lock due to moisture use lubrication in the lock and try again

2007 Jaguar XJ... | Answered on May 29, 2008

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