Jaguar XJS Repair and Maintenance

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

Jaguar XJS Problems

Rattling Noise Due to Failed Upper Front Shock Bushings

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.

Fuel hoses may deteriorate resulting in and engine fire
Although a high rate of engine-related fires have been reported with this engine, most can be attributed to neglected maintenance. The fuel hoses in the engine compartment should be inspected periodically.

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Jaguar XJS Questions

Jag has been sitting for 2 years. When cars started it misfires, Why? (1 answer)

replaced fuel injector
plugs
coils

1995 Jaguar XJS Question:Cranks but will not start. (5 answers)

Engine was running when I was degreasing engine compartment. I used a good amount of water at a car wash rinsing it off and it ran for several minutes after I finished the rinse. Engine cut out just as I was about to close the hood and drive off. Cranks all day, but does not start. Car towed a...

battery dead, car locked down, how to get to the battery (2 answers)

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Jaguar XJS Recalls

Recall 94V249000
THE STEERING ASSEMBLY WAS FITTED WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATION NUTS. THESE NUTS RETAIN THE TRACK ROD END BALL PINS TO THE STEERING ARMS.
Recall 92V009000
THE HIGH TENSION LEAD FROM THE IGNITION COIL CAN MOVE FROM THE PRODUCTION LOCATION CLOSER TO THE #4A FUEL INJECTOR HOSE. THIS COULD LEAD TO THE OUTER AND INNER INJECTOR HOSES CRACKING OR SPLITTING FROM OZONE DETERIORATION.
Recall 91V155000
THE ENGINE HARNESS MAY COME IN CONTACT WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING EXPANSION VALVE PROTECTION PLATE, CAUSING CHAFING OF THE HARNESS.

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Jaguar XJS Reviews

power steering is hard to add fluid, cannot even see it, and hard to work on.
Touring at it's best! at 100mph blows away Corvettes
this car requires a little maintenance but it is really a pleasure to drive.

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