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Most reported 1997 Jaguar XK8 problems

 

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The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

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

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Engine overheating may be caused by a failed water pump impeller; an improved water pump is available.

 

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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.

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