1998 Jaguar XJ8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jaguar XJ8
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1998 Jaguar XJ8 ProblemsEngine Noise While Idling or After Cold Start
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.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
1998 Jaguar XJ8 QuestionsTested Generator, battery and cables. All Good. Why won't Battery charge (1 answer)
Anytime car is driven then sits for a day or so, battery goes dead. Can recharge and start. Generator does not get charge to battery. Voltage regulator is in generator. I am stumped for ideas.
I've been driving it with no problems. But one night I came home and parked. Then maybe two hours later. I came out and got in the car started it up. Went to back up and it just stop. .I tried to start it it ack like it won't ed to start but wouldn't. It's been sitting for about f...
It also disables the cruise control. It usually comes on when put in reverse. It will go out if I turn the car off and wait 10 seconds for the reset. How can I fix this?