2001 Jaguar XK8 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2001 Jaguar XK8

2001 Jaguar XK8 Problems

Flush 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.

Overheated Engine Due to Stuck Thermostat

The thermostat may stick partially closed resulting in an engine to overheating condition. Replacement of the stuck thermostat should correct this problem.

Change Automatic Transmission Oil Every 60,000 Miles

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.

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2001 Jaguar XK8 Questions

1997 xk8 top not retracting... (1 answer)

i tried to put my top down; the rear windows went down, but the motor seemed sluggish and i didn't want to force things, so i stopped. i don't trust dealers. who in sandiego/santee area could i go to to get it fixed? i fear it is the fluid....again. i had it replaced in 06,
thank you...

what front suspension parts do i need to replace to stop the uneven tire wear (1 answer)

this occurs on front tires only

How much should it cost to repair #8 cylinder which lost compression. (1 answer)

Repairman says Low compression (50) blown cylinder valve.$3500 to fix. Any other suggestions? Car still runs ok once it gfets going but idles very low and rough.

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2001 Jaguar XK8 Recalls

Recall 03V509000
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES, THE HEADLAMP ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM MAY BE OPERATED WITHOUT SUITABLE INSTRUCTION ON EITHER THE MECHANISM OR IN THE OWNER¿S MANUAL. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, ¿LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.¿

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