Rattling Noise Due to Failed Upper Front Shock Bushings on Jaguar XJ6

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,636 (69,000–195,000)
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
21 people reported this problem
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Replaced the front shocks myself with some KYB's and problem gone. You can see it also if you just jack the car in front and look, shock itself (in my case) was bad where once raised the shock did not compensate and was away from the body at top. It should have expanded to fill the gap from jacking the car. This is evident after putting in new shocks.
I had that problem with the shock bushings too, I just added an extra washer Glued to the original ,
J B weld can also do the trick.
car sat 3 years, purchased and tuned it, front passenger wheel area rattle, replaced bushings both sides front, had sat too long and degraded
Replace front shocks, left and right with KYB shocks and bushing kit which comes complete with all bushings......
Just as previous post about the noise when going across the least little bump, gravels, would make this noise.....sounds like a real bad front end problem but the bushings will take care of it but I suggest to replace the shocks since the cost is at a minimum to replace both that comes with the bushing kits.
This is my second 1996 Jaguar Vanden Plas. Both of them required replacements of front shocks. Clunking noise on passenger side was noticed on both cars. Replaced with high quality shocks which fixed the problem.
car runs smooth. when going over a uneven road pattern front driver side can feel and hear hit noise of a shock.