Jaguar Vehicle Parts & Accessories - Popular Questions, Answers, Tips & Manuals

Replacing a blown heater hose requires the engine coolant to be cool in order for you to not be burned. If the hose has burst a substantial amount of coolant will already have been lost. Identify each end of the hose and remove any hold down attachment clamps. Remove the clamps from the hose where it attaches to the engine and at the heater core. Obtain a new heater hose of the same size (diameter and length). Slide end clamps (best to have new clamps) onto the hose (each end) for a distance of about 2 inches.Connect the new hose into place by sliding the new hose over the bard-like connectors. Slide the clamps back toward the ends of the hose and tighten.
Fill the radiator with 50/50 antifreeze mixture. Crank the engine and allow the thermostat to open (opens automatic when appropriate temperature is achieved). Continue to slowly add antifreeze until the radiator is full and most/all of the air has been removed. Replace the radiator cap. Add antifreeze mixture to the remote reservoir until the proper fluid level is obtained. Check for leaks. Check the temperature gauge if equipped. Turn on the heater (high) and observe the coolant level in the reservoir. If it drops substantially add more antifreeze. Drive the car for several blocks and check for leaks and reservoir level. Add antifreeze if needed.

If the heater hose is the GM hose with molded on attachment ends, get a shop to replace the hoses as the ends require special disconnect tools and the ends are prone to break when removing them.

Replacing a radiator hose is much the same procedure as replacing a heater hose, except there maybe more difficulty in removing the radiator hose and it may be more messy. Be sure to obtain the correct hose from an auto parts store. It is best to use new hose clamps. Allow the air to escape as described above, including running the heater.

1998-2003... | 32 views | 0 helpful votes

I'm not sure of the years but your model may have been under ford management. Chances are you changer is common in other years and models. I have a Ford expedition an had trouble fixing and then finding a replacement which made the price of it ridiculous. I crossed over some numbers a found there were literally tons out there but for a different vehicle and at a fraction of the price. Direct plug n play...

2002-2003 X-Type... | 46 views | 1 helpful votes

Check your fuses. Also check the control knob for your headlights. If you turn the knob, it usually controls the dash lights.

Jaguar Vehicle... | 44 views | 0 helpful votes

You can find a chiltons or haynes manuel at most auto parts dealers that will give you detailed instructions on how to do your task.

Air Bag Sensor... | 87 views | 0 helpful votes

Go to and do a search for the codes you are getting, or the specific problems you are having.

Consider joining this forum, they can answer ALL questions you may have now or in the future about the car, and are really nice folks!

(and to answer this question as asked: Yes, the transmission on a Jaguar usually is the fault!)

Your Jaguar is a World-Class Motorcar. Do NOT drive it like it is a Sportscar, it ain't. The very first thing you will "munch" will be the transmission if you do.

I know, I learned the hard way.

My Jag was over ten years old when I had to replace the transmission. That alone set me back over seven-and-a-half thousand dollars.

Even though your car can likely go over 150 mph, take your time getting to high speeds. "Goosing" it is the #1 tranny killer.

(The other killer is the 150 mph. at that speed, if you can take your foot from the gas pedal to the brake pedal in 3/4 of a second, you will have traveled 165 feet before you even start stomping down on the brake!)

See ya in the forums! Bruce.

Transmission &... | 143 views | 0 helpful votes

Wiggle the wires on each of the wheel speed sensor units. They are the likely problem, and the connection is the likely cause.

The sensors are the only thing down there in the wheel-well with wires to them, and are easy enough to find!

1998-2003... | 73 views | 0 helpful votes

Go to and do a search.

Consider joining the forum, it is a great place for instructions and ideas.

Nice folk there.

PS - You made an excellent choice in cars! Nothing beats a Jaguar. If you will notice, that little print message in the passenger-side rear-view mirror does NOT say "Things in mirror are closer than they appear": on a Jaguar it says "Things in mirror are losing"

Engines &... | 145 views | 0 helpful votes

More than likely is the "Blend Door", a common Jaguar problem - most all older models.

Go to and search for specific problem, answers abound.

Air Conditioning... | 136 views | 0 helpful votes

Best chance of a precise answer to that question is at

Helpful people, and they can answer EVERY Jag question, every model. Join, read the "New Member" instructions, and ask away.

If i were to guess, I would venture it to be a clogged cat convertor. Great instructions on that forum on how to service one by soaking it in citric acid (vitamin "C'). Works better than replacing with aftermarket unit.

1998-2003... | 62 views | 0 helpful votes

Ahhh, you have the notorious Jaguar always-on passenger airbag light, too - eh?

So do I. I "fixed" mine by covering the light with a spot of black tape.

Go to and search for the problem in the specific sub-forum to your car.

That one is usually related to a bad ground to the passenger seat, or a loose wire under the seat, but it can be a myriad of things. You will find ideas and answers at the forum website if you search.

Just reach up under the seat and start wiggling any and all the wires you find. More often than not, that will fixya!

The Jaguar dealership will charge you an arm, a leg, and your first-born to effect the repair if it is not under warranty or recall. The folks at the Jaguar forum will charge you nothing to diagnose your problem and tell you how to fix it yourself, and do a better job.

Jaguar Vehicle... | 169 views | 0 helpful votes

go to autozone and test.

Charging &... | 30 views | 0 helpful votes

Print an image of one and go to the local vinyl print shop and have them make a digital copy of one and create it using vinyl sticker. You can also have one printed and a vinyl print shop. Should cost maybe 20-30 bucks

Decals, Emblems,... | 71 views | 0 helpful votes

cant check a standard shift--on automatic it comes rite out of trans-go to a partsplace-they showya

2002-2008 X-Type... | 68 views | 0 helpful votes

I believe I know the sound that you're talking about. I'm not familiar with this particular auto, I would guess it's located on the side rear of the engine where it meets the transmission. To start the engine, the starter motor has to turn the flywheel, which is what joins the engine to the transmission. Doesn't matter if the engine is mounted front to back or traverse (side to side), look at the end of the engine. Keep in mind that it will look slightly different than the new one in the box, because the narrow part of it will be up into the cut out where it's mounted. Still having trouble finding it, get someone to start it while you're looking for it under the hood. Before you replace it, inspect the flywheel gear on the car along with the starter motor gear that you took off. Damage to the flywheel would also damage your new starter gear. Damage to the old starter gear only, I wouldn't worry about it. Its junk now that you replaced it.

2002-2003 X-Type... | 75 views | 0 helpful votes

Most likley a bad earth check wiring for crosion

2002-2003 X-Type... | 74 views | 0 helpful votes

it look like the transmission input shaft still turning while clutch pedal is press. the clutch does not disengage enough. now engine off try to put in first gear then press clutch pedal start engine

Transmission &... | 60 views | 0 helpful votes

Should not have to re-code. Open fob with a sharp knife and replace the battery.

2002-2008 X-Type... | 54 views | 0 helpful votes

Battery likely shot. X-Types simply eat batteries.

Could be bad cables or corroded connections, too.

Turn the lights on and try to crank the car. If the lights go out, (or fail to even turn on) then problem is one of the above.

Go to and do a few searches. If no answer found, join the forum and post your question, Member "Thermo" will have the 100% answer to your problem, I promise. He wires up Jaguar X-Types AND nuclear submarines.

The X-Type is about as complicated as the nuclear submarine, but is a great World-Class car. Congrats on your ownership of it.

2002-2003 X-Type... | 116 views | 0 helpful votes

Not finding what you are looking for?
Jaguar Logo

41 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Jaguar Vehicle Parts & Accessories Experts

Thomas Perkins
Thomas Perkins

Level 3 Expert

14640 Answers

Harvey Hyde

Level 2 Expert

153 Answers

Denis Houle
Denis Houle

Level 3 Expert

1413 Answers

Are you a Jaguar Vehicle Part and Accessory Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides