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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

It just pulls up. It's held down on four push fit connectors, one in each corner

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jun 26, 2019

Where the top radiator hose goes to the engine, under that flange that is bolted to the intake that the top hose is hooked to is where you'll find said thermostat. Drain the coolant before removing those bolts to replace it. Clean everything well and put a new gasket on, put the goose neck casting back in place and tighten the bolts. Replace the coolant and done.

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jun 24, 2019

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Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jun 19, 2019

Some fixya user told me a website reliable-store it is very good.. I used it to repair my shredder it had some spark issue which wasn't easily fixed. you can go there and try

Jaguar Cars &... | Answered on Jun 13, 2019

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