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Jaguar X-Type

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  • gmanzx3gmanzx3 Posts: 37
    Hello all, I just purchased a Select Edition CPO 2004 X-type 3.0 automatic. It had 24,000 miles on it from one owner. During the certification process they replaced the front tires due to wear. The dealer installed ContiProContact tires on the front. Since the rears were making loud noises, and since they didn't match (They were ContiSportContacts), I replaced them with the same tires as the front and balanced all four. Those tires would not have been my first choice but since the front were new...

    Anyway, I have a pretty bad vibration above 55MPH. It seems to be coming from the drivetrain rather than the tires. I think that because is seems to be at a higher frequency (faster speed) than the tires. I had the tires re-balanced, and they balance fine, and it had no change. Of course I took it to the dealer and they did nothing, saying they feel it but didn't do anything to fix it. (Service writer said to bring it in again NOT on a Friday!)

    My question is...What could it be? I read that some of you had drive shafts or bearings replaced. Does that sound like a possible fix?

    Thanks in advance. Other than this, I love my X, but it really needs to get fixed. It's driving me nuts!
  • oldcemoldcem Posts: 309
    My money is on the wheel balance. If the dealer has a road force balancer - get him to check them again. I've only found 2 shops in my area that can correctly balance 16 & 17" wheels - one is the Jag dealer, and, the other is an independent.

    Regards:
    Oldengineer
  • gmanzx3gmanzx3 Posts: 37
    Thanks for the reply. I just happened to talk to the tire dealer and they mentioned the road force balance. They only did a traditional spin balance originally. I plan on bringing my car in ASAP to see if that fixes it.
  • MY 2004 X TYPE CAR HAS ONLY 5K MILES ON IT. EVERY 200 OR 300 MILES IT VIBRATES A LITTLE BIT FOR ABOUT 5 SECONDS WHILE RUNNING AT ABOUT 40 TO 55 MPH. BUT LAST TIME IT REPEATED THE VIBRATION THREE TIMES AT 2 OR 3 MILES INTERVALS. DEALER SAYS HE CAN DO NOTHING BECAUSE THE PROBLEM DOES NOT SHOW DURING THEIR ROAD TEST. I ORDERED WHEEL ALIGMENT AND BALANCE TO SEE IF THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED. DOES SOMEBODY HAS HAD A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE OR ANOTHER IDEA?
  • I had the check engine light on my 2002 X-type, as well as the cruise not available status came on, for a short period. When the cruise not available comes on the car hesitates, than this goes off, and the check engine light stays on. I replaced the two front oxygen sensors. and reset the light. After awhile of driving, the check engine light comes back on, and the cruise not available comes on again, and than shuts off a short period of driving later. The code I received was a P0174 which is fuel too lean (bank 2). Any ideals? Could this also be affected by the two rear oxygen sensors? Do I also need to replace these sensors?
  • oldcemoldcem Posts: 309
    Check ans see if the hose running to the PCV valve is split open. I've read in other forums that this can cause this problem. Hope this helps.

    Regards:
    Oldengineer
  • Thanks Oldengineer. I will check that. I did replace the rear oxygen sensors, and that did not fix it. It seems that I can drive the car without the light on, but when I turn the car off, and back on for a short period, the lights go back on. The cruise not available comes on with the check engine light, and after a while the cruise not available goes off. I give up. Unfortunately, I will have to take it in to a dealer for their unrealistic labor charges.
  • jcm57jcm57 Posts: 7
    I got a message "limp home mode" and "transmision failure" on my 3.0 auto trans 04 X-Type. I floored the engine, it revved up really high, engine continued to run very high, but no power when I would press the accellerator. I went over the side of the road, waited a few minutes, turned the car back on and it seemed OK enough to go home. I assume this is a major transmission problem? Help.
  • Had the same problem..... Had a leak at the Mass Airflow Sensor. Took it out sealed the edges with sealant. Reset the OB2 .problem fixed :)
  • smwls8smwls8 Posts: 103
    Who has the highest mileage here on an 02' or 03' x type? I bought my wife a one-owner local driven 03 2.5liter x-type with 22K miles. It is aesthetically perfect, but in the first week I replaced a driver's side window regulator ($625, parts and labor), and it has Bridgestone's that howl like there is no tomorrow. Other than that, we took our family of 5 on a 7 hour road trip for Thanksgiving and averaged 28 mpg running 75-80 mph. But what impressed me the most, we hit a monsoon in Alabama-Mississippi coming back the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and the X tracked straight as an arrow through heavy rain like it was on rails. Is it the AWD system, or the fact I had it loaded to the max( 600lbs of passengers, another 200 in the trunk)? Since I own it outright, I am waiting for the other shoe(problems) to drop to trade it, but after that road trip, I am inclined to hold on to it a while. Anybody here cross 100K on the odometer yet? Thanks
  • oldcemoldcem Posts: 309
    I had an 03 2.5, and, now an 06 3.0 X Type. They're great in heavy rain because of the AWD. Have never put 100K on one yet, but, may try it with the 06. I've got it covered by Jag's 84 month - 100K extended warranty. If you worried about expensive repairs in the future, you might go shopping for a warranty package, since your car has low miles.

    Regards:
    OldCEM
  • Hi, Im currently looking for a luxury sedan ...Ive always been a fan of the BMW 740 Sport but have heard and read some bad things about those cars as far as reliability and cost of repair. Ive recently been looking at Jaguars (specifically the X Type) because I love the classic lines and styling of these smaller versions. Im just not sure how reliable these cars are ....I assume quality has improved since Ford took over and these cars were mass produced but I have questions . If any one could recommend on the following choices or answer the following questions I would be hugely appreciative.

    1. 2.5 litre vs. 3.0 litre - does either have more problems.

    2. Transmission - Automatic vs. Standard... is either more reliable? Ive heard of some drivetrain issues with these... does this happen alot or does the XType have about the same reliability of other cars. Are tranny issues do largely to clutches or much more indepth issues.

    3. High mileage ok? - Im looking for something with 50-80K miles on it. BMWs are usually pretty solid for high mileage... do xtypes compare? are there any 200K mile jags out there?

    4. Years - any years I should stay away from? I heard 02 and 03 were not very good years with those cars having problems that were worked out in years 2004-2007 models.

    5. Cold weather reliability - I live in Canada so this is essential. I have a 98 Ford Escort that always starts in subzero temps... can I expect this from an Xtype or is it made for Mild weather. I love the fact it is AWD so this is a big plus over a RWD 740i.

    6. Alternatives - If you cant recommend the Xtype, can anyone recommend an alternative mid size luxury car. Ive heard alot of horror stories about BMWs as of late and Audis... can anyone recommend anything else? Are any other Jag models better?
  • I have had my 03 X-type since it was brand new, I have never had any problems with her at all :) I have the 3.0 auto. She will hit 130 mph and gets about 27 MPG on the open road... Just my 2 cents
  • Thanks for that. Im feeling a bit better about potentially buying an X Type... I was just over in the BMW 740 postings... What a disaster!

    Is yours a sport package 3.0?
  • Nope its not a Sport. But this is one of the best cars I have ever owned, Just got thru putting on a Cold Air Intake and A new Borla Exhaust, It will get up and go now even more ! And the way it drives it feels like a go cart the way it sticks to the road. Good luck on your pick there mate :)
  • Hey ya'll! I'm trying to find a picture of a 1967 boss jaguar convertible. There are only a few out there in the world and no one can even direct me in the right direction to find a picture of it on the internet. If any of you know where I can find this could you please let me know. Thank you,
    queenb1
  • Hey everyone I am trying to find out what is the best way to put a after-market stereo touch screen in my 03 Jaguar X-Type. I cant find anyone that is willing to do it because they say something about a face plate or bracket that hasn't been structured for it. Can someone please help me????????? As you can tell I dont know much about cars but would appreciate it if someone could lead me into the right direction. Thanks!
  • :lemon: Lemon yellow that is

    My Xtype is 2003 with 21k mi (i call mysel pampering it) I keeps it garaged at nights but anyway I...
    Replace the battery, myself I changed it while the car was on running so I wouldn't throw off the computer but anyway a day or two later one of the HID headlamp turned pink and dim for a week, then a dim blue then only a flicker when I turn on the lamps then out.
    I puts only 92 octane gas in it and use full synthetic oil. ...93 is unavailable in this area.
    on below freezing days the washer solution don't work at all, the blades will wipe, but not even the pump motor makes a sound.
    Lastly the engine light came on yesterday night, and hasn't went off. remember this is a 5 yr old car with only 21,000 miles.
  • wshflwshfl Posts: 24
    Re: Windshield washer fluid : Are you using Winter washer fluid, and did you put it in in time?
  • I just bought a 2003 X-Type 3.0 Saturday, and absolutely love it. I've always wanted a Jag since I was old enough to get interested in cars. Every car except one I've ever had up to this point have been V-8, rear wheel drive Fords/Mercurys, and this little 3-liter Jag will outrun all of them. Absolutely gorgeous car. Now, I have to put new tires on them, as the front and rears are mismatched, and Iv'e heard this is bad for the AWD system. Oh, well. Goes with the territory I guess.
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