1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas

The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.

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.

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Car sat in Garage for our months while we were in UK, came back and battery is dead. Neither key will work in trunk lock to jump it. Never used keys before. Any way to get in?

My 99' Jaguar Vanden Plas, will turn over but it sounds like its out of gas,I have put in 5 gallons of gas & the gauge works,I don't know if its a Fuel pup, filter or jets,any suggestions?

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