2006 xk8. 24,000 miles. This problem started as feeling a slight movement or shift in the front end when applying the brake and turning right. Now, there is a shift or movement in the front end when applying the brake going forward that can be felt in the brake pedal. Don't want to drive it til fixed, but where to start?
Country: United StatesMake: JaguarModel: XK8Year: 2006Engine: 4.2
Looked under front. Boot on lower ball joint has two small holes, no visible movement at bushings or ball joints when moving tire (can't see too well under there). Jacked vehicle and moved tire from 12 to 6 and 3 to 9. Some movement and sound on 3 to 9 movement.
Hello and welcome back to justanswer.comWe need to look closely at the upper and lower control arm bushings. They may be cracked causing the excessive movement. I know you stated you were moving the tire up and down but try just pushing in at the top to see if the upper arm or balljoint is moving.
Hi Richard, Hoping to narrow the problem down a little more...does the tire wearing on the inside indicate one culprit versus another; say lower ball joint versus bushings? And reaaally stretching one question, have you heard that you cannot replace the lower ball joint on the xk8, that you must replace the control arm?
Tires wearing on the inner edge is usually from too negative camber which is usually a problem with the upper armYou are correct that Jag does not sell the lower balljoint separate from the arm so it is replaced as an assembly.
Hi Richard,You have been great and I appreciate your answers (will enter such after this information request), however, my problem is: regarding the tire wear issue I have received conflicting information. You say upper arm (bushings or ball joint?), the shop I took the car to says lower ball joints, and a Jaguar tech says lower control arm bushings cause the inner tire wear. What is a person to do?
Honestly they all can cause tire wear. You vehicle suspension is setup where there is an upper control arm with bushings and a b balljoint in it and also a lower control arm with a bushing and balljoint pressed into it.
12 years at a Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.