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youer stability trecktion control unit is at fault it controles- engine- trens and brakes sys

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Nov 05, 2009

the top motor can be tested energizing it directly. This test is better done by a mechanic, a car electrician or a body fitter, since there is risk to damage more parts in case something goes wrong.
If you have multiple problems, then I do not think the problem is the motor.
Windows and top are controlled by the same module BPM / BCM (body processor module/Body control module). This part is a metal box with two rectangular shaped connectors, and controls different chassis functions.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 31, 2009

I had similar problem but worse. Mine would not reverse uphill! I changed oil and filter in torque converter and solved the problem.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 27, 2009

either your "double-crossover flow" radiator is plugged or if you have excessive pressure when you remove radiator cap its got a bad head gasket,then start checking your oil for signs of milky looking oil and foaminess then you got BIG troubles ahead

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 13, 2009

Hi! Was the thermostat and other items replaced due to this overheating? you say coolant level full? maybe your header tank is full but the system isn't? Try bleeding the system. From cold, start the engine with radiator/header tank cap OFF stay with the vehicle and have some very warm water handy. DON'T look over the filler but watch it as the car gets to operating temperature if the water drops drastically top it up with warm water again stay with the car it may take a long time to level out. If the car is bubbling furiously and doesn't want to settle then possible HEAD GASKET Failure or Water pump.
Does your oil look milky on the dipstick? is there an excessive amount of water coming out of the exhaust? are your hoses swelling with radiator/header tank cap on at operating temp?
Sorry to be the possible bearer of bad tiding if the Gasket has gone, but better to sort it now than cause irreprable damage?

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Oct 09, 2009

You need to install a new thermostat. The stat is located at the lower end of the top radiator hose within the water outlet. After the stat is installed, run the car with the radiator cap off for about 20 minutes checking and adding coolant as the air is pushed out of the system. Keep a eye on the coolant level over the next few weeks to insure the system does not have a leak which could be why you had this problem in the first place. The
thermostat is more than likely stuck shut from the overheat. Have to be changed.
There are a few possibilities as to the cause, bad thermostat, low coolant level, inefficient water pump, restricted / clogged radiator, and so on... The reason it cools down, is the heater unit in the passenger compartment is actually a small radiator, and when you warm up the interior, you are cooling the coolant, so to speak. Also, a lot of the newer vehicles will run the electric cooling fans when the heater / defroster is on, and this will cool the car down if it is overheating due to the cooling fans not being turned "on" by the coolant temp switch. To check if it the fan circuit, let it idle in your driveway, and when the temp starts climbing, the electric fan(s) should turn on when the coolant temp is about 225 deg. farenheit. If they don't turn on then, put the heater control to defrost, and then, if the fan(s) come on, you know where to start looking...
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1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 28, 2009

Most hood latches are operated by a metal cable in a sheath. It may be broken. You'll have to access it from underneath the vehicle in the front.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 10, 2009

Sorry about this but there is no way you can but a used car without spending money to put it in order.

But this is a very minor issue. It is the fuel pump and the spark plugs that needs replacement.

Good luck.

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1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 08, 2009

do you see any visible reddish in color in the vehicle or on the floor ?

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Sep 02, 2009

Has someone been working under the dash? It sounds (no pun intended) like the speakers are not connected to the radio. Have you checked the wiring to make sure that all is connected as it should be?

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 24, 2009

just double check that something didnt get jambed back there behind the seats and nothing is restricting it from comeing all the way up have someone control up and down then watch to see if its binding up some where this should be a smooth transaction

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 17, 2009

check your lock relays located in the interior fuse panel. Sometimes the actual connections to the fuse block can come lose and the relays wont work properly. My 2000 silverado did the same thing till i bent the pins on the relay for a tighter fit.
hope this helps

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 15, 2009

go get it diagnosed. It means you have anyone of several hundred codes or if your lucky you may have a bad gas cap not sealing.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 14, 2009

this is an electrical part and most probably needs to be replaced , but if it does not go into the lock it self ( Lock is closed while boot is open ) , you need to open manually with a screw driver and then close your boot

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

Check the sensor

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 13, 2009

Expensive. But you csan do it yourself. First remove the door panel, purchase the regulator on line, after removing the door panel you will see three star scres holding in the window motor. Remove this, take it apart and check the plastic plugs, if worn replace with ball bearings, if goo pack with plenty of bearing grease. Now you will see aluminum holding the regulator on. Using a 1/4 punch and a hammer punch out the rivits, then using 1/4 drill bit , drill out the aluminum, if you must remove the glass first remove the rollers holding in the glass, they pop out with a screw driver. Replace the aluminum which was holding the glass with 1/4 scrwws and bolts. Takes about 4 hours. If one is going bak all will go bad eventually, had to replace all 4 on mine.

1997 Jaguar XK8 | Answered on Aug 07, 2009

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