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Repairpal verified 1990 Jaguar XJ6 problems
To avoid excess play and wear problems, the front wheel bearings should be periodically inspected and serviced.
The front spindle the wheel bearing is mounted on may wear requiring replacement.
The brake pressure accumulator, a component of the antilock brake system, frequently fails. This may cause a stiff brake pedal, forcing the driver to apply excess pedal pressure to slow down or stop the vehicle.
After the car has been washed or in the rain, the cavity around the fuel filler neck may be filled with water due to a blocked drain. The water and debris can then enter the gas tank when the gas cap is removed for refueling. It is recommended to clear the cavity of any water or debris before removing the fuel cap.
The front automatic seat belt commonly sticks in its track and fails to properly operate, causing a safety issue. This also causes an electrical draw that will drain the battery and may cause the car not to start. The dealer may cover (or partially cover) the repair costs.
A defective HVAC blower motor, blower motor controller, or relay/micro switch in the control panel may cause the heater/AC blower motor not to work. Diagnoses may be required to determine the exact cause of the fault.
The exterior door handles are of poor quality; they frequently break or do not offer enough leverage to open the door from the outside.
A growling noise may be noticed on deceleration from higher speeds. This type of noise is commonly caused by a bearing failure in the rear differential. Replacement of the rear differential is often necessary to correct this problem.
The upper bushings on the front shock absorbers are prone to failure and may produce a rattling/jingling noise as the car is driven over bumps.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
Engine oil leaks in several different areas are common. I may be necessary to clean the affected area and recheck to determine the exact cause of the leak.