Jaguar XJ Workshop Manuals and Repair Manuals
Every Manual available online - found by our community and shared for FREE. Enjoy!
Jaguar XJThe Jaguar XJ is the name of a series of flagship, full-size, luxury cars sold by the British automobile brand, Jaguar Cars. The XJ line has had a long history, with the first model released in 1968. It was the first XJ produced entirely under Ford s ownership. Only 21,000 units of this particular model was produced and considered as an evolution of the outgoing XJ40 generation. The current Jaguar XJ was launched in 2009. It is one of the official cars of the royal families and UK Prime Minister.
Jaguar XJ FAQ's
How do I change the brake pads on my Jaguar XJ?
To change the brake pads on your Jaguar XJ, start by safely lifting the vehicle and removing the wheel of the desired brake. Locate the caliper mounting bolts and remove them to release the caliper from the rotor. Carefully remove the old brake pads and replace them with the new ones, ensuring they fit properly within the caliper. Reinstall the caliper, tighten the mounting bolts, and repeat the process for the other brakes.
How do I change the oil in my Jaguar XJ?
To change the oil in your Jaguar XJ, start by locating the oil drain plug underneath the engine. Use a wrench to loosen and remove the drain plug, allowing the old oil to drain into a suitable container. Once all the old oil has drained out, replace the drain plug and proceed to refill the engine with the recommended amount and type of oil.
How do I check the transmission fluid level in my Jaguar XJ?
To check the transmission fluid level in your Jaguar XJ, start by parking the vehicle on a level surface and ensuring the engine is warmed up. Locate the transmission fluid dipstick, usually near the back of the engine bay, and remove it. Wipe the dipstick clean, reinsert it fully, and then remove it again to read the fluid level. The fluid should be within the designated marks on the dipstick.
How do I diagnose and fix an engine misfire in my Jaguar XJ?
To diagnose and fix an engine misfire in your Jaguar XJ, start by connecting a diagnostic scanner to the vehicle's OBD port to retrieve any stored trouble codes. These codes can provide valuable information about the specific cylinder(s) experiencing the misfire. Inspect the spark plugs, ignition coils, and fuel injectors for any signs of damage or wear, replacing any faulty components. Additionally, check for vacuum leaks, clogged fuel injectors, or issues with the engine's compression. If the issue persists, further diagnosis or professional assistance may be required.
How do I perform a basic engine tune-up on my Jaguar XJ?
To perform a basic engine tune-up on your Jaguar XJ, start by inspecting and replacing the spark plugs, ignition wires, and distributor cap and rotor if applicable. Check and adjust the ignition timing, if necessary, using a timing light. Inspect and replace the air filter, fuel filter, and PCV valve as needed. Finally, check the engine's fluid levels and perform any other recommended maintenance tasks specified in the owner's manual. A comprehensive engine tune-up can help improve fuel efficiency, performance, and overall engine health.
How do I replace a broken side mirror on my Jaguar XJ?
To replace a broken side mirror on your Jaguar XJ, start by locating the mounting screws or clips that secure the mirror to the door. Remove these screws or clips, then disconnect any electrical connections if applicable. Carefully remove the broken mirror and replace it with the new one, making sure it is securely fastened. Reconnect any electrical connections and reinstall the mounting screws or clips. Test the functionality of the new mirror before finishing the installation.
How do I replace a burnt-out headlight in my Jaguar XJ?
To replace a burnt-out headlight in your Jaguar XJ, start by opening the hood and locating the back of the headlight assembly. Twist and remove the bulb socket from the assembly, then carefully remove the old bulb and replace it with a new one, making sure not to touch the glass part of the bulb. Reinsert the bulb socket into the assembly, twist it to secure it in place, and close the hood.
How do I replace a dead battery in my Jaguar XJ?
To replace a dead battery in your Jaguar XJ, start by locating the battery, typically found in the trunk or under the hood. Use a wrench or socket to remove the negative (-) terminal connection, followed by the positive (+) terminal connection. Carefully remove the old battery and replace it with a new one of the same size and specifications. Reconnect the positive (+) terminal connection, followed by the negative (-) terminal connection, and ensure they are securely tightened.
How do I replace a faulty oxygen sensor in my Jaguar XJ?
To replace a faulty oxygen sensor in your Jaguar XJ, start by locating the sensor(s) in the exhaust system, typically near the exhaust manifold or catalytic converter. Disconnect the electrical connector from the sensor, then use an oxygen sensor socket to remove the old sensor. Install the new sensor, ensuring it is properly tightened, and reconnect the electrical connector. Clear any stored trouble codes using a diagnostic scanner and test the vehicle to ensure the issue has been resolved.
How do I replace a faulty spark plug in my Jaguar XJ?
To replace a faulty spark plug in your Jaguar XJ, start by locating the spark plugs, typically located on top of the engine. Use a spark plug socket and ratchet to carefully remove the spark plug wire, then remove the old spark plug using the same socket. Ensure the new spark plug is properly gapped and thread it into the engine by hand, followed by tightening it with the socket and ratchet. Reattach the spark plug wire and repeat the process for any other faulty spark plugs.
How do I reset the service indicator on my Jaguar XJ?
To reset the service indicator on your Jaguar XJ, start by turning the ignition to the ON position without starting the engine. Within 10 seconds, press and hold the trip reset button on the instrument cluster. While holding the button, turn the ignition to the OFF position. Release the trip reset button and then turn the ignition back to the ON position. The service indicator should now be reset.
How do I troubleshoot a faulty power window in my Jaguar XJ?
To troubleshoot a faulty power window in your Jaguar XJ, start by checking the fuse for the power windows and replacing it if necessary. If the fuse is not the issue, try operating the window from both the driver's master control switch and the individual window switch. If the window works from one switch but not the other, the faulty switch may need to be replaced. If the window does not work from either switch, there may be a problem with the window motor or regulator, and further diagnosis or professional assistance may be required.
How often should I replace the air filter in my Jaguar XJ?
It is generally recommended to replace the air filter in your Jaguar XJ every 12,000 to 15,000 miles or as indicated in the owner's manual. However, if you frequently drive in dusty or dirty conditions, it may be necessary to replace the air filter more frequently. A clogged or dirty air filter can negatively impact engine performance and fuel efficiency, so regular inspection and replacement are important maintenance tasks.
What is the recommended tire pressure for a Jaguar XJ?
The recommended tire pressure for a Jaguar XJ is typically listed on a sticker located on the driver's side door jamb or in the owner's manual. It is important to follow the recommended tire pressure to ensure optimal handling, fuel efficiency, and tire wear. Use a tire pressure gauge to check and adjust the pressure as needed, keeping in mind that tire pressure can change with temperature fluctuations.
What type of coolant should I use in my Jaguar XJ?
The type of coolant recommended for your Jaguar XJ can vary depending on the specific model and year. It is best to consult the owner's manual or contact a Jaguar dealership to ensure you use the correct coolant. Using the wrong coolant can lead to cooling system issues and potential engine damage. Always use a high-quality coolant that meets or exceeds the manufacturer's specifications.
Get notified for new manuals?
We'll send you a quick email when a new Jaguar XJ manual is added.