The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems
The rear self-leveling suspension is problematic and very expensive to repair. A retrofit kit is available to convert this suspension back to conventional shock absorbers and springs.
The upper bushings on the front shock absorbers are prone to failure and may produce a rattling/jingling noise as the car is driven over bumps.
The brake pressure accumulator, a component of the antilock brake system, frequently fails. This may cause a stiff brake pedal, forcing the driver to apply excess pedal pressure to slow down or stop the vehicle.
To avoid excess play and wear problems, the front wheel bearings should be periodically inspected and serviced.
1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions and Answers
how do you remove & reinstall front wheel bearing races? should they be easily removed, do they need an air tool ie air chisel/punch or some other special tool? I've tried tapping them out...
engine belt (unkown location) makes squealing noise for @ 1 minute then stops.
what causes the belt to make this noise?
suggested repair solutions and costs associated with repair
My steering cloumn won't extend and is stuck in the fully retracted position. Now my wipers won't work. When I move the 4 way switch, I can hear the electric motor running, but the colu...
Can anybody give me the procedure to drop the steering column to be able to fix the tilt and telescope?
When I start the car, idles about 500-800rpm, lights all go off and on, tach and speedometer go from zero to actual speed and back intermittently for first few minutes, then it's fine. Could ...