Question about 1998 Jaguar XJ8L
There is no fill tube on either the 5HP24 (1996-2002) or 6HP26
(2003-2006) transmissions. They are both "sealed for death". By changing
your transmission fluid you will prolong the life of the transmission.
Jaguar only offered a 50,000 mile warranty, so they stand to benefit if
your transmission conks out at 90,000 miles. The car has to be up on a
lift (or at least on 4 tall jack stands) to check the fluid level or to
add more fluid. Plus, the engine has to be running. You check the fluid
level from the fill plug, and the plug is right next to the exhaust pipe
which gets very hot. If you turn off the engine during the procedure,
about 5 liters of fluid will drain out of the fill plug. Here's a video
which shows the process for changing the fluid and pan on a 2003
transmission. The procedure is essentially the same for the 2002 and
earlier cars, but there are some slight differences in the transmission
Posted on Jun 06, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
A small leak over period time will cause fault light (amber) to come on. There is no dipstick. Can only be refilled by dealer or certified Jag Mechanic. Cost of fluid at dealer $60. Quart. Check online; $15 quart
Posted on Jul 20, 2010
Disconnect the multi plug behind the left headlamp and also all plug connectors on abs sensors behind discs and spray with wd 40, Shazoom all lights go and problem solved.
Posted on May 13, 2010
This code is an indication that the transmission has excessive slippage, the code is for the input and output turbine speed sensors, based on what i know of this problem the trans has a mechanical problem, that would be low fluid pressure or worn out forward clutches, make sure the trans fluid is not low, if it is ok you will need to have the trans torn down for inspection..
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
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