1998 Jaguar XJR Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jaguar XJR
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1998 Jaguar XJR Problems
The automatic transmission oil is synthetic and Jaguar claims it never needs changing. However, to prolong the transmission life our technicians strongly recommend changing the automatic transmission oil every 60,000 miles.
Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.
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.
1998 Jaguar XJR Questions
passenger doors are never used,went out and started car one day and passengers door open indicator came on and stays on,all doors are shut.
This car got a misfire code and blow engine oil in the air cleaner housing.
tank filled with water,drained tank,replaced fuel filter,removed vaulve on fuel rail,switched key on and off pumping out fuel rail,will not stay running,starts right up