20 Most Recent 1995 Jaguar XJ-R Questions & Answers


Without looking at it it sounds like a valve or a sticking valve , I would get some one to plug in a car code reader , Machanice or a cheaky way with a few pound in the hand better on a Saturday morning go to your local kwik fit , and ask if thay can look at it for a drink my mate does it . Good luck colin

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Jun 16, 2017


I have a 1995 xj6....same problem. I replaced the belts, water pump, and the alternator. Still does it. As I play with the tension on the belt (belt that drives water pump, alternator) it goes away and comes back. If I remove the belt, the metal to metal screech stops. I then, with just the belt, turned the main pulley on the front of the engine, and there was the sound! The main pulley has 2 belts that run on it. Also, 2 pulley tracks. They SHOULD move simultaneously and be super meshed. But the rear one moves on its own under tension until it warms up and I guess, the bushing maybe expands. Now.....how do I fix it??????

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Sep 30, 2012


Make sure you car is actually in PARK, Easy to do, Just disengage the parking brake (emergency brake) and attempt to push your car both forward and reverse to ensure your car isnt in neutral. If you cant budge the vehicle your good to go! If it rolls forward it may be in neutral or a forward gear. if it rolls backwards it may be in neutral or reverse. If it rolls both directions its in neutral. On that note if it moves at all skip to the third step (***) and make sure the transmissions shift bracket is in the park possition. Depending on your cars transmission model the parking gear is located all the way left to the farthest possition or all the way right to the farthest possition) One direction will put you in Park, the other in will put you in 1st gear, If your in 1st gear the linkage should be too far away from the shift plate to connect if your column says you are in park. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO START YOUR CAR WHILE IT IS IN A DRIVE GEAR AND THE LINKAGE IS DISCONNECTED IF YOU ARE ABLE TO START YOUR CAR IN ITS CURRENT STATE DO NOT MOVE THE TRANSMISSIONS SHIFT BRACKET UNTIL LATER IN THIS INSTRUCTIONAL!!!!!

* Floor shift automatic, the push pin lever (located inside your shifter/gear stick) may be malfunctioning. You have to pop the grip off and inspect the white plastic pin inside the shaft to see if it is damaged, also check inside the grip while you press the safety release (shift lock button) to ensure the internal slide mechanics are propperly working). Also check for anything obstructing the levers movement inside the floor housing.

** Column Shift. Make sure your pull pin lock is working properly (disengages the shift lock when you pull back the gear shift before you select a gear) if its broke theres two possible behaviors you'll experiance -1. You cant pull the gear shift back at all or -2. No effort or less than normal effot is required to pull back the gear shift. If all that checks out then you have to inspect the steering column linkage bar (you may have to remove some of the steering column housing to view it. Make sure the bar isn't bent or that its movement isnt obstructed.

***Automatic Transmission Linkage Check - Look under the kick panel located above the gas and brake pedals.........Once linkage is located under the dash (kick panel) disconnect it and try the gear shift. If the cable moves under the dash then reconnect it and move on to the next step.
Now block the wheels and climb under the car and disconnect the linkage from the transmission and have someone work the gear shift while you see if the cable is operating propperly, if the linkage moves (as it should) then try shifting the transmission back and fourth by hand while the linkage is disconnected., If the shift bracket feels stiff or is dirty clean it off with non corosive chemicals so you dont damage any seals. If the bracket operates smoother go ahead and reconnect the linkage and try shifting with the column again. Be sure to move the shift bracket back to the park position and make sure your shifter column is in park as well before you reconnect the linkage, if you dont you are sure to run into more issues.

Hope this helps you out! If all the mentioned area's above are in working order then your problem is with the car's transmission and you should take it to a speciallist.

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Feb 03, 2011


have your local parts store run an OBD engine diagnostic(free)

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Nov 21, 2010


it has a mercury switch in the light unit pull the wires off and this will cure it

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Oct 21, 2010


most likely its govened ,5000rpm is a lot for these cars as they are so superior they dont have to rev like a hair drier ,hemispherical combustion chambers that are copyrighted give this car all the power it needs and anything over 3000rpm is way over the speed limit in any country in the world .This is a jaguar and has to be driven like a limo ,and polish it every week and clean the leather seats with cream every month as well.My jaguar never exceeds 50 mph because i always seem to attract the attentions of unwanted men in blue ..

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Sep 11, 2010


likely the diff if a whine or if a clonk over bumps the rear shock bushings

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Jun 08, 2010


Slipping fan belt?

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on May 28, 2010


The fault is intermittent - strikes without warning - and I guess if there are no error codes - so the fault is beyond the reach of the computer sensors - change your high tension coil.

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on May 28, 2010


The rear windows are controlled by a timer in the top's ECU. If
the rear windows stop fully closing before your top is closed, the
problem MAY be with top's hydraulic system.

Check your top's hydraulic reserve tank for low fluid level. Lack
of fluid will greatly delay the top's closing sequence, leaving
those rear windows partially open.
Your top's hydraulic pump system is located beneath the right side
of the cubby/storage box behind the front seats. Raise the cover
and you'll see a removable trim panel on the right side. The pump
is behind that access panel.

You can use power steering fluid to top off the tank, but don't
fill it above level indicator line. You may have to add more fluid
after you cycle the top up and down to get the air bubbles out of
the lines.
It could also be a relay. On a 95 the relays that are in the trunk above the battery.
Perhaps, just switching the relays might prove which one is failing..

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Mar 27, 2010


It might be the bearing in the alternator pulley, or the brushes in the alternator themselves. I would try a new alternator.

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Feb 07, 2010


usually under the hood their is a positive post you can hook up to if the battery is not accessable

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Sep 01, 2009


Sounds like timing chain tensioners are worn if its coming from the front of the engine.

1995 Jaguar XJ-R | Answered on Aug 11, 2008


no pulse for the injectors
check wiring
run the fault codes
check the ECM unit

Jaguar XJ Cars &... | Answered on Jul 04, 2017

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