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#2581 of 2594 Grinding noise on hard left turns - power steering fluid fixed it
Oct 27, 2011 (10:43 am)
I've had my 03 x-type for about 6 years, from Jag dealer where the car with 9000 miles was used as a loaner during service. Paid $25k. Now has 106k miles and has been about the best car I've ever owned. No repairs out of the ordinary. I change the oil and rotate tires regularly. My driving style has changed dramatically in the past year in favor of better mpg and it has really worked. On the freeway using cruise control at 65 I get close to 30mpg. In city I can eke out maybe up to 22.
After I got the car I noticed a grinding noise on hard left turns coming from what sounded like the front passenger wheel. As long as I did not take a hard left turn with a little acceleration it was fine so that was my work around and it was fine for me. Recently my brother drove it and among other things he checked the power steering fluid, found it low and topped it off. Now my Jag no longer gets that grinding sound. I thought I was going to have to replace lots of expensive parts so that was a cheap easy fix.
I also put a quart of Marvel Mystery Oil in the crankcase at my last change and it has worked fine. My research on that product revealed much happiness from users so I gave it a shot. I also put 8oz in the gas tank at fillups as well.
I also installed a K&N air filter to encourage better breathing and that seems to work well. Just remember to oil it up first before installing. I am considering a cold air intake as well but haven't pulled the trigger on that yet.
I am due for tires soon and have settled on the Continental Conti Pro Contact that is supposed to get 80k miles. Ford dealers now are advertising $100 rebate on 4 tires so will check that out.
As I said, this Jag has been a great car for me and I'm glad it did not sell when I had it up 3 years ago.
(btw, my bad_trannies name is in reference to the volvos I owned/own. Never again will I have another Volvo. I am now on my last of 3 which so far has been good. It has 108k miles and transmission is still ok)
#2584 of 2594 Re: Ford has changed Jag X-Plan (not nearly as good anymore) [jonty12]
Dec 18, 2011 (10:24 am)
I am sad about ford changeing the XPLAN i was so looking to purchase my new jaguar this is my year in jesus name.
#2585 of 2594 Re: Yellow Warning Light [kilinskip]
Jan 30, 2012 (10:12 am)
I have the same issue do you knew what was wrong?
#2586 of 2594 Re: Yellow Warning Light [paula24]
Jan 30, 2012 (10:55 am)
I had a 3.0L, 2002, manual transmission that did the same under very heavy acceleration or deceleration off a four lane. Amber light would come on, no power , missing etc... I turn it off , set for 30 seconds, start up and run fine..Only did this once in a blue moon. Mostly when warmed up and hot.. Jaguar never found it.. My hunch is that it is a leaking seal on the intake manifold some where, map sensor etc.. one of the electronic air and fuel mixture controlers ( this situation creaes a very strong vaccum that cauese the leak).. it's the computer reacting to the change in this that
"confuses" the engine til you turn it off , at which time the computer resets and adjust to the mixture.. I'd say when they change the spark plugs, removing the manifold to do this..that this condition will be fixed.. I'd bet money.. Good luck, I loved mine..now proud owner of a LR3 Rover..
#2587 of 2594 air conditioning
Feb 01, 2012 (6:07 pm)
My air was not blowing real cool and then it just went out all together. Can I just put coolant in or do you think something else could have happened?
#2588 of 2594 Re: 2004 Jaguar X Type with only 17K miles [tggary]
Jun 24, 2012 (5:08 pm)
Hi, this is most likely a litle late in response to your problem. The fix is in the drive shaft. They call it the prop shaft. It needs to be replaced. The vibration will go away once that is done.
#2589 of 2594 Re: HELP!!!!! [ewagner44]
Oct 21, 2012 (10:49 am)
hey man check your transmission mount it sounds alot like thats your problem
#2590 of 2594 2003 X-TYPE O2 SENSOR (S)
Feb 14, 2013 (12:05 pm)
The local dealer told me that my one of the O2 sensors is not working properly but with out leaving it at the dealer and paying $150 to diagonse which one. Does anyone know how to locate any of these in the engine.