1998 Jaguar XK8 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Jaguar XK8
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1998 Jaguar XK8 ProblemsFlush Hydraulic Fluid to Fix Problems Opening/Closing Convertible Top
Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
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 at 60,000 miles.
Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.
1998 Jaguar XK8 QuestionsThe dashboard lights wont come on, car runs fine but wont shift gears, fuses ok? (2 answers)
I drive a jaguar XK8 1998 convertible. The car is driven often, pretty much every day. There was a hurricane with a lot of rain, and when I got in the car, there was condensation on the inside. The car starts normally but the dashboard lights don't come on, so the car won't shift gears. I...
Each time I try to close the convertible top, the motor runs extremely slowly and final latching of top is very slow and difficult. I would like a step by step instruction of how to change the fluid in the windshield reservoir.