20 Most Recent 1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas - Page 7 Questions & Answers


I have the manual for the XJ8 (Vanden Plas), however that is the factory manual from Jaguar, and disassembly procedure for the instrument cluster it is not illustrated.

Better if you instead use this manual for XJ6, showing step by step disassembly of the whole car.

You can find both manuals here:

XJ6 full repair manual

XJ8 Factory service 1

XJ8 Factory service 2

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Mar 25, 2010

This is a fuel system related problem.

I recommend you take the car for a scan. Also check to see if the exhauste pipe is not leaking.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010

Things You'll Need:
  • Ratchet and socket
  • Wrench set
  • Floor jack and 2 jack stands
  • Ratchet extension
  • Fuel tank sending unit wrench number 310-123
  • Screwdriver
  • Slip joint pliers
  • New O-ring seal
  • Clean engine oil
Relieve the Fuel System Pressure
  1. Step 1 Detach the splash shield from the frame rail located underneath the driver's side door. Use a ratchet and socket.
  2. Step 2 Unplug the electrical connector you will see after removing the splash shield. The connector leads to the fuel pump module.
  3. Step 3 Start the engine and let it idle until it stalls. Then crank the engine for about 5 seconds to relieve the remaining fuel pressure from the system. If the engine does not start due to a bad fuel pump, crank the engine to make sure fuel pressure is relieved.
  4. Step 4 Turn the ignition key to the Off position.
  5. Remove the Fuel Pump
  6. Step 1 Disconnect the ground, battery cable from the battery using a wrench.
  7. Step 2 Jack up the rear of your F-150 using a floor jack and support it on 2 jack stands.
  8. Step 3 Remove the tank shield if your particular model is equipped with it using a ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
  9. Step 4 Support the fuel tank with the floor jack.
  10. Step 5 Disconnect the straps holding the tank to the truck's body using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
  11. Step 6 Lower the fuel tank just enough to gain access to the fuel lines, vapor lines and fuel pump electrical connector on top of the tank.
  12. Step 7 Disconnect the fuel lines and vapor lines from the sending unit/pump module. Press the lock tabs on the lines quick connectors and carefully pull the lines from their fittings. Then unplug the pump-module electrical connector.
  13. Step 8 Release the sending unit/pump module by turning the lock ring counterclockwise using the fuel tank sending unit wrench 310-123 or equivalent. See the Resources box and Tip boxes at the bottom of this article for more information.
  14. Step 9 Lift the sending unit/pump module off the tank carefully and discard the O-ring seal underneath the flange of the module.
  15. Install the Fuel Pump
  16. Step 1 Remove the old fuel pump from the module using a screwdriver and a pair of slip joint pliers and install the new pump on the module.
  17. Step 2 Lubricate the new O-ring seal with clean engine oil and lay the seal on the fuel tank opening.
  18. Step 3 Install the sending unit/pump module in the tank and turn the lock ring clockwise using the fuel tank sending unit wrench.
  19. Step 4 Lift the fuel tank just enough to attach the fuel lines, vapor line and plug the pump module electrical connector.
  20. Step 5 Raise the fuel tank to set it in its mounting place and secure the tank straps using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket.
  21. Step 6 Install the fuel tank shield using the ratchet, ratchet extension and socket, if you had to remove it.
  22. Step 7 Lower your Cadillac Deville.
  23. Step 8 Connect the ground, battery cable using the wrench.
  24. Build Fuel System Pressure
  25. Step 1 Plug the electrical connector located on the frame rail underneath the driver's side door.
  26. Step 2 Attach the splash shield to the frame rail using the ratchet and socket.
  27. Step 3 Turn the ignition key to the "On" position for three seconds to let the fuel system build pressure. Then turn the key to the "Off" position. Repeat the cycle three times to make sure the system has enough pressure.
  28. Step 4 Start the engine and check for fuel leaks.
Good luck and do rate this solution, please.

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Mar 20, 2010


Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Feb 24, 2010

I would suspect that the alternator is not charging sufficiently.

Be sure that it is charging or you risk a break down if the battery dies.

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Feb 04, 2010

Hello. All door panels are attached with clips that attach to the back of the panel and then get inserted into holes in the door frame. These clips are usually plastic and rather delicate. They often break when you try to remove the panel; but the good news is that they are common items available at most auto parts and auto body/paint supply store.
Begin by checking the panel and the door handle area for screws. Remove all of the screws paying close attention to which screw goes in each hole. One safe way to do this is to tape each screw to a piece of cardboard and label each one. Once any screws are removed, use a putty knife to pry the panel up. Slide the blade between the frame and the panel and gently lift up working your way around the panel and freeing up the clips as they become accessible to you. Regards, Joe

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

Dexron 3 is what is now used to replace Jaguar Tranny Oils

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009

1st u need a service manual-it has pages of codes-ch engine lite can mean old 02 sensors-cheers mate

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Aug 22, 2009

It has to be removed from the inside need more instruction just replay to this and I will send you an answer if you have not figured it out yet.

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Jul 14, 2009

Look under the "U" in "Jaguar" on the chrome strip on the trunk. You'll find a key slot where you can insert your ignition key. You may have to remove the license tag frame (if you have one) to get the key into the slot
There should be a little jaguar insignia in the middle of the trunk lid . If the doors are unlocked just push it in it is a push button latch.
Look in the center of the little Jaguar badge on the trunk lid.
The key fits in a slot there, to open the trunk .

hope the solutions will work

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Jun 24, 2009

Hi there,

Most likely a bad sensor on one of the hubs. An OBDII code-reader might give you a little more insight. take off each wheel and inspect the sensor and the tone ring first.

Good Luck!!

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Jun 09, 2009

rlane104, if you disconnect the wire that hooks up to the sensor but leave the power hooked up. Then turn the key to on and look at the speedometer. If it moves all the way over to the other side and back or some movement, then the speedometer works. If it doesn't, then you have a bad speedometer. Check all your fuses and there should not be an inline fuse. Maybe if its an external or aftermarket, then there might be a fuse in the unit itself. But, recheck all your connections.

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Mar 15, 2009

sound like you blew the main fuse link look in the fuse box for a bad wire or a little black box on the fender well that you can open and se if it is burnt

Jaguar Vanden... | Answered on Nov 29, 2008

When changing batterys to fobs some times you have to reprogramme them to the car , go on youtube and ask the same question as a few cars need to reset different ways

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Feb 05, 2020

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