20 Most Recent 1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas - Page 8 Questions & Answers

Hi there's this website something like reliable-store and it is very amazing for manual for repairing servicing anything
someone on fixya recommended it to me and I thank him even today
They have full manuals and it's verrrrry cheap and mine
I got free in offers
3rd time I bought it, I also had an issue with the file so the girl replaced it in 30 mins
there is one website more but i don't remember its name it was 2 years back bitman something link this
Try these out brother

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Sep 23, 2019

S type? The trans is sealed for life.
X-type? See this link for how to do the change.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Sep 09, 2019

Depending on the mileage and condition it could be plugged catalytic converters or possibly fuel/air starvation pumps,filters,lines etc or the more complicated things that would require a scan tool and a good mechanic to find like a throttle position sensor or a crank sensor could also cause this!

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Sep 07, 2019

check your owners manual. if you dont have one get one...

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Sep 04, 2019

If it is equipped with an air conditioner,probable cause would be the a/c cooling coil drain pipe may have come loose or clogged, thus making the condensed water from the cooling coil to spill over on the carpet. Have a look under the box that holds the cooling coil, there should be a drain pipe that goes through the floor towards the front.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Aug 14, 2019

It is part of the alternator.


How does the alternator work? The alternator is mounted on the engine, and creates power when it's turned by the serpentine belt or drive belt. As it spins, it creates electricity, and the built-in voltage regulator and rectifier are responsible for ensuring the current is correct for the vehicle.
The alternator produces an alternating current (AC), which is changed to usable direct current (DC) by the rectifier diodes within the alternator.


Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Aug 07, 2019

Consider the lamps of both models will be switched by a computer that will probably be monitoring the current consumption. Led lamps consume less current and are polarity sensitive. The most important thing about such an upgrade is not so much discovering how to wire the lights but discovering how not to wire them.

I suggest you obtain a wiring diagram for both models to discover whether the new lamps will be compatible with the existing wiring.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019

i really doubt it is the rack and pinion. I will not work on Euro cars but work on American and Asian cars frequently. Check tire pressures first. There is usually a sticker in the driver door jamb in the US that tells the psi recommended for tire pressures. Then try to drive another similar one at a used car lot. if ok then jack up car and put jack stands under it and lower onto the stands or bring to a professional that knows how to be safe as this is dangerous. The ball joints and strut mounts need to be able to turn smoothly. If alignment is off then the steering wheel will not return properly. That can be a caster problem from a bent control arm or strut or misadjustment.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 15, 2019

All codes are OBD2 on free online , try it.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 10, 2019

Leaking or missing vacuum lines can definitely make an engine die or run poorly. In my experience, once you've unhooked an old, hard rubber line, it probably won't seal properly when you hook it up again. So I suggest changing all the lines that you can reach.
Also, there's usually a big vacuum line to the power brake booster, which can leak a LOT of air if it gets hard and doesn't seal properly. The cruise control motor, which is vacuum operated, is another place to check. Also, check the vacuum line(s) to the PCV valve and the rubber seal that it sits in -- again, a likely source of leaks.
Any idea why the previous owner disconnected some of the lines? If he was trying to solve a problem, it may still be there when you replace the lines, and had nothing to do with them.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 07, 2019

It's not unusual for a thermostat housing to get stuck in place. Try tapping it sideways with a hammer (gently) from different positions to loosen the bond, or stick a screwdriver in a bolt hole and see if you can lever it off (again, gently). Plan B would be to get a sharp utility knife and try to work it into the gap between the housing and the engine.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure to remove ALL old gasket, sealant, etc., from the mating surfaces before installing the new gasket. Otherwise, it will leak. Don't use a sharp object like a screwdriver, because any gouges will cause leaks -- try a putty knife, plastic scraper, stiff brush, specialized gasket scraping tool or nasty chemical (gasket remover, mineral spirits, lacquer thinner, etc.)

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 06, 2019

Call a jaguar dealer.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 05, 2019

Not sure about the horse power, but the Jag V12 has a capacity of 5.3 litres

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jul 05, 2019

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