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1998 Jaguar XK8 Problems

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Most Common 1998 Jaguar XK8 Problems

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
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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1 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Brakes Problem

1 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Drive Train Problem

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 transmiss...

0 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Electrical & Lights Problems

2 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Engine Problems

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

0 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Exhaust & Emissions Problems

1 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

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

0 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Maintenance Problems

2 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Miscellaneous Problems

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.

0 Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1998 Jaguar XK8 Problems & Complaints

Problems when opening or closing the convertible top may be fixed by flushing the hydraulic fluid and replacing it with an improved Jaguar fluid.
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...
The cup holder in the front center arm rest is flimsy and may break, making it impossible to close the cup holder assembly.
The thermostat may stick partially closed resulting in an engine to overheating condition. Replacement of the stuck thermostat should correct this problem.
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 transmiss...
Engine overheating may be caused by a failed water pump impeller; an improved water pump is available.
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