Flush Hydraulic Fluid to Fix Problems Opening/Closing Convertible Top on Jaguar XK8

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.

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Average mileage: 80,858 (41,700–158,000)
6 model years affected: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, more2001, 2002
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2000 Jaguar XK891,000
Convertible top and rear windows will not close
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where do you add the HYD fluid
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2000 Jaguar XK867,000
The top is really slow, and the back 2 windows remain down
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1999 Jaguar XK856,500
the convertible top will not go down when switch is pressed. Fluids were changed in May. You can hear it click when the button is pressed to go up, but when pressed, the rear windows do not go down and nothing happens.
1999 Jaguar XK860,000
top stop working
Convertible top is not insink with lach. Top opens and close and lach is still closed or opens too slow to lock down top..
1997 Jaguar XK897,000
slow ope & clsoe
Noise when opening the top
2002 Jaguar XK865,000
top won't go up
1999 Jaguar XK883,000
convertible top unlatch and top will not go up or down and so is the quarter windows will not close
2000 Jaguar XK8145,000
covertible top won't open or close.
1998 Jaguar XK8158,000
My top is trying to open but moving very slow and will not go any more , fluid is full ,it was working very good and fast then all at once it quite,and my latch to lock the top allways stayed open.
1999 Jaguar XK856,000
Top just stopped working. Windows drop but nothing else
2002 Jaguar XK878,000
top will not close
Quarter windows go down but the top doesnt
2000 Jaguar XK862,000
Top is real slow, and rear windows won't close!
2002 Jaguar XK856,000
convertible top does not close.
The convertible top doesn't go up and down well?
1998 Jaguar XK841,700
Top will not go down, still trouble shooting
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