Jaguar XJR Repair and Maintenance

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

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Jaguar XJR Problems

Change Automatic Transmission Oil Every 60,000 Miles

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 transmission oil every 60,000 miles.

Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.

Rough Idle After Cold Start With Code P050D Stored

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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Jaguar XJR Questions

passengers door indicator comes on and stays on when all doors are shut passenger doors are never used. (1 answer)

passenger doors are never used,went out and started car one day and passengers door open indicator came on and stays on,all doors are shut.

it was running fine, then it only started intermittently for about two months. (2 answers)

then it wouldn't start at all. it would turn over but wouldn't start.

Car wont start, Right headlight flashes after failed start. (2 answers)

It has been starting slower than normal the past couple of weeks. Battery is fine, 11.8 volts at rest. Turn key, nothing, hear a "shhhhh" sound for 1 second, not turning over. Then the right headlight flashes like 15 times.

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Jaguar XJR Recalls

Jaguar Recalls 2004 XJ Models for Possible Accelerated Brake Line Corrosion

Jaguar is recalling 2004 model year XJ vehicles to prevent and correct possible accelerated corrosion of the rear steel brake lines. The existence of a special pad installed to reduce noise, vibration, and harshness under the vehicle in a location where it contacts with the steel brake lines creates an environment where moisture and dirt can collect and promote accelerated corrosion. Corroded brake lines can develop leaks, causing brake system pressure failure and poor braking function. Dealers will remove the special pad and inspect the brake lines for the existence of corrosion. Affected lines will be replaced.

Loose Components in Fuel Tank May Cause MIL to Come on, Fumes Could Leak Causing a Fire Hazard

Some passenger vehicles may contain fuel tank components which have not been properly secured. This may result in the MIL malfunction indicator lamp coming on. It could also possibly leak out vapors. If the Fuel Level is above the components it may leak out and cause a fire hazard. The dealer will replace the fuel tank. The Jaguar recall # is R726

Incorrect Assembly of a Moon Roof Component May Cause Glass to Shatter, Injuring Occupants

In certain sedans equipped with a moon roof, the incorrect assembly of a reinforcement bar may cause it to contact the glass and cause it to shatter upon closing the door or severe road impact. This may injure occupants inside of the vehicle. The dealers will install a new replacement moon roof.The Jaguar recall # is R722 

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Jaguar XJR Reviews

I bought a 1999 XJR with 115k miles on it but it has all the engine upgrades for the timing problems, I also replaced trans, rear end, and supercharger fluids, the car runs and rides fantastic. Only issue was a failed fuel pump, I found a good price on ebay and replaced both (there are 2 in the tank), was thinking of replacing the oxy sensors but the are expensive and from what I've read almos...
Im a proud owner in one with 96000 M she drives like a dream and came with a "nanny" who has taken care of her sonce new! The only problem is sun roof slder plate stuck back and it leaks a bit of rain water... everything else is a Beast! Black on Black...
Best Jaguar i have owned, purchased used, my question relates to the drivers seat and steering wheel. When turning car off shouldnt the seat and steering wheel move back, and up to ease exit. I can hear a motor running for approx 10 seconds and it is not the antenna mast.

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