1998 Jaguar XJ8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jaguar XJ8

1998 Jaguar XJ8 Problems

Plastic Timing Chain Tensioners May Fail and Cause Engine Damage

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.

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.
Center Arm Rest Cup Holder May Break

The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 Questions

Turn over but won't start (2 answers)

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...

traction control/stabilizer light comes on and off disabling the speedometer (1 answer)

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?

1998 Xj8Jaguar does not start, but turns. New spark plugs (1 answer)

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 Recalls

Recall 98V022000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE CABLE ADJUSTER BRACKET NUT ON THE OUTER SLEEVE OF THE THROTTLE CABLE CAN BECOME DISPLACED FROMTHE CABLE ABUTMENT BRACKET ON THE ENGINE.

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1998 Jaguar XJ8 Reviews

d someone to fix my 1998 jaguar it started missing everytime I stopped at the light or stopped sign. I replace the spark plugs and the valve cover gakets on both side after completion it was missing more and while driving it around cornor it back fire it been sitting every since

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