2002 Jaguar S-Type Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Jaguar S-Type
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2002 Jaguar S-Type ProblemsTransmission Failure Common
Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of the fault will be necessary to determine if repair or replacement is the proper repair.
The plastic coolant reservoir is prone to leak. The reservoir can mysteriously lose coolant or coolant may pool under the engine compartment. If this occurs, the coolant reservoir should be inspected for cracks. If leaks are neglected, the reservoir may fail and cause the engine to overheat.
On this V8 engine, timing chain problems are very common. Because the timing chain tensioners were made from plastic, they can fail prematurely and cause serious engine damage. A noticeable engine noise while idling or during a cold start can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise may also be accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved components are available to remedy this problem.
2002 Jaguar S-Type QuestionsWhy is it difficult for me to cut my engine off? (1 answer)
The key is in off position bury engine won't shut off. After two hours, with the key in the off position I pumped brakes twice quickly and it shut off. Mine you during the two hours I did pump my brakes with the key in the off position but nothing happened.
When car running it has a heavy burning smell.