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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas

1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas

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1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Brakes -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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To avoid excess play and wear problems, the front wheel bearings should be periodically inspected and serviced.

1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions and Answers

Tri, 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas, San Jose, CA

My valet key stuck in ignition, I could not get it out. I was able turn the engine on and off; but I could not pull the key out when I switched engine to off position. Any suggestion? Thanks.

jagbubble, 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas, Oakland Gardens, NY

I need to replace my Jag's tire & battery, Where can I locate the right battery, I understand this model use a special battery difference from a standard one. For the tire, what do you rec...

willie642, 1997 Jaguar Vanden Plas, Saranac, MI

When driving the car and you let off the gas the car gets a vibration but when its under a load the vibration goes away. does anyone know what this might be.

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