1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas

1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas Problems

Exterior Door Handles May Break

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

Overheated engine may damage cylinder bores
If this engine is allowed to severely overheat, the cylinder bores will suffer damage, resulting in excessive engine oil consumption.

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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas Questions

what causes the front brakes to drag? (1 answer)

Front brakes seem to be dragging on the rotor, unable to turn wheel when jacked up. Why?

Blows cooling hose off of thermostat hosing when idling for a time. (1 answer)

tried changing coolant tank cap

Car overheats. Replaced thermostat and housing. Runs fine on idle for 10 minute (1 answer)

Runs fine at 2000 RPM for 9 minutes then overheats. No coolant leak when overheating. Any ideas? I also checked fuses that applied to heating & cooling.

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1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas Reviews

I bought this car used with around 40K miles on it - so I was the second owner. I really loved this car, it’s sleek, fast, comfortable, and you feel like the Queen of England when you drive down the road in it (mine was emerald green – the color of money ;-)). The real problem is that you love the car so much you don’t know when to get rid of it – I thought I would keep it until it was an ant...

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