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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Jaguar XJR

Jaguar XJR Models:

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Jaguar XJR Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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 at 60,000 miles.
Use only Jaguar-approved fluid and carefully follow the Jaguar instructions for refilling the transmission.

Jaguar XJR Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 14, 2004

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE PASSENGER AIR BAG TRIM COMPONENTS HAVE A POOR APERTURE EDGE.

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Drive Train, May 1, 2004

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On certain vehicles with automatic transmissions, with a forward "Drive" gear selected and the vehicle stationary or in forward motion, the transmission could potentially select "Reverse" without warning. This could result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the Transmission Control Module to fix the issue. The recall began on May 1, 2004. The Jaguar recall number is R513.

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Drive Train, November 22, 2005

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Some sedans were assembled with an incorrectly manufactured automatic transmission parking pawl guide plate and may not shift into park as indicated by the shift indicator and shift lever position. Dealers will replace the parking pawl guide plate free of charge. The recall began November 22, 2005. The Jaguar recall number is R525.

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Drive Train, March 16, 1998

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE CABLE ADJUSTER BRACKET NUT ON THE OUTER SLEEVE OF THE THROTTLE CABLE CAN BECOME DISPLACED FROMTHE CABLE ABUTMENT BRACKET ON THE ENGINE.

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Suspension & Steering, December 15, 1994

Summary: THE STEERING ASSEMBLY WAS FITTED WITH INCORRECT SPECIFICATION NUTS. THESE NUTS RETAIN THE TRACK ROD END BALL PINS TO THE STEERING ARMS.

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Jaguar XJR Questions and Answers

capo379, 1995 Jaguar XJR, Dickson City, PA

My jaguar is 1995 XJR sovereign, initially it was starting but when driving it will just go off and you will have to wait for some minutes before it can start again. Later it didn't start agai...

wildcatiii, 1997 Jaguar XJR, Smithfield, NC

Car idles at 2000rpm and the accelerator seems to be sticking and brakes are very soft I think the 2 are related but not sure

hkeita, 1996 Jaguar XJR, Tucson, AZ

i have a 96 jaguar xjr i need to replace the fuel pump.i know it is in the fuel tank,do i have to remove the fuel tank or are there an easy acces under the rear seat?

maez4, 1996 Jaguar XJR, Colorado Springs, CO

My jaguar stopped charging, I have replaced my battery and a the alternator it will not charge up to 13 now.

And it will not hold it's charge.
my rear passenger window shatterd after that ...

Greer, 1997 Jaguar XJR, Hemet, CA

Replaced spark plugs and exhaust manifolds, any answers please!

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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 almost never fail. I also just cleaned the maf sensor and went on a 350 mile trip and avg 23.7 mpg!! I guess using syn oil in everything really helps.

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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