20 Most Recent 1997 Jaguar XK8 Questions & Answers


intake runner open or closed longer than expected ..p1517 code jaguar xk8

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Feb 06, 2018


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 | Answered on Sep 15, 2017


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

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 22, 2017


"Vapor lock" is a condition that occurs when fuel becomes heated to the point of evaporation. If your vehicle is truly vapor locking, it means that something hot is coming in contact with your fuel line somewhere, overheating the gasoline to the point of it vaporizing. This is HIGHLY UNLIKELY. If you truly do have a vapor lock condition, find out where the fuel is becoming heated and fix that condition.
On a 1997 Jaguar XK8, it is FAR more likely that you have a bad fuel pressure regulator or a bad ICU.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 24, 2016


the age of your car suggests a throttle body problem. the the logged fault codes i think will confirm this

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Jan 15, 2016


It is located under the panel in front of windscreen

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Dec 20, 2015


the cause of this is the pollen / cabin filter, renew it and it will cure the problem

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Dec 20, 2015


Very old question but the answer is, they are self adjusting by a servo motor that determines ride attitude.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Nov 05, 2015


I understand they are not adjustable in the normal sense and are self leveling via a servo motor that determines the ride attitude and moves the lights accordingly. Find a jag owners forum as to what to do next.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Nov 05, 2015


the level plug is on the rh side of gearbox just above exhaust 8mm allen head, get oil temp warm between 30 to 50 degrees c get assistant to move gear lever through all positions remove plug a small amount of oil should exit from level plug hole. if not top up with the correct oil

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 05, 2015


Batteries that are on the way out will give false malfunction signals. Replace your battery before doing anything else.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


We can't give that

Your asking for a guess at the unknown

You get to the shop & into the service bay &
be part of the solution & get your answers up
close & in person,your paying,get the education

Doesn't matter how it runs to you

You have fault codes & a repair to be made

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Did you correctly diagnose the trans problem in the first place? I think you need to get hold of the installer and see what they did or get a proper workshop manual. Have you a Jag specialist you could talk to? Or is he the one who rebuilt your trans?

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 17, 2015


Two possibilities. One the brake switch is bad. Press the brake pedal and see if you have brake lights. No lights replace the switch at the brake pedal. Next is the solenoid at the shifter. Most times you have to buy the entire shifter to get the solenoid.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Mar 17, 2015

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