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Jaguar E Type Troubleshooting

Is your Jaguar E Type misfiring when accelerated? Or, do you need help replacing the fuel tank? When problems like these emerge, car owners often get confused about what needs to be done to fix those issues. In such cases, seeking an Expert’s help can usually serve the best. They will not only help to solve your problem but also reduce your repair cost by offering timely assistance.

Read below where Experts have answered your questions about Jaguar E type issues.

How to fix a 1973 Jaguar E Type that misfires when accelerated?

  • First, check if there is an air or vacuum leak on the intake due to lean fuel mix.
  • Then, inspect the intake manifold for any cracks or loose bolts.
  • Next, with the engine on, spray some amount of lighter gas or propane around each joint on the intake and see if it speeds up. If so, use a sealant to close the leak.
  • Additionally, check the ignition amplifier for any issues. They tend to wear out due to age, failing to switch the coil or provide spark.
  • Replace the amplifier if any such issue is found.
  • Finally, make sure the rotor arm is in good condition.

What causes the radio on a 1971 Jaguar E Type to crackle when running?

First, verify if the aerial is properly earthed at its base. If so, the problem could either be with the alternator or the leads. Troubleshoot both these possibilities to figure out the exact fault.

How to fix the brakes on a Jaguar E Type that squeaks after running for 300 miles?

  • First, replace the brake pads in the vehicle.
  • Then, check if the rotors inside the brakes are working fine.
  • Next, inspect the caliper, the bracket and the spindle for any brake dust accumulation. If so, clean them up with soap and warm water.
  • Then, blow out the moisture from the components using compressed air.
  • Next, make sure to clean the inside of the wheel's rear.
  • Finally, apply some lubricant on the pins where the pads slide on the bracket.

In case none of these work, the brake might be at fault that will need replaced.

How to remove the fuel tank on a Jaguar E Type?

  • First, depressurize the fuel system and reset the radio using its code after the battery is reconnected.
  • Then, unplug the battery by removing the battery or the fuse cover.
  • Then, take out the front liner and the trunk floor carpet board.
  • Next, pull out the rear lamp assembly from the interior trim finisher along with removing the trunk seal retainer and the left side liner.
  • Drain the fuel tank and place the vehicle on a ‘4 Post’ ramp to lift it.
  • Using a Jaguar service tool, separate the fuel feed and the return pipes from the tank.
  • Connect the plugs to the hoses and the tank.
  • Then, loosen the clip that retains the filler aperture drain pipe along with releasing the pipe from the clip.
  • Lower the vehicle on the ramp and move the in-car entertainment package from the evaporative flange area.
  • Unplug the car harness from the evaporative loss flange and then, remove the feed wires on the tank.
  • Next, unfasten the ratchet strap and the spring band clip to detach the filler aperture drain pipe from the filler tube and aperture.
  • Take out the drain pipe from the body grommet and remove the under floor vapor pipe from the tank.
  • Then, lift the flap and pull out the fuel filler cap.
  • Next, disconnect the garter spring from the filler neck seal and place the seal on the tank filler neck.
  • Loosen the strap tensioning screws at the lower brackets to unbolt the bracket screws.
  • Leave the bracket connected to the strap.
  • Then, unbolt the retaining clip from the left side support strut to detach the component from the trunk lid ball pin.
  • Finally, remove the tank and drain the remaining fuel.

What is causing a Jaguar E Type engine to have lack of suction to draw fuel into the combustion chambers?

This is usually caused by a lack of compression or a blocked exhaust system. Crank the engine by plugging in a vacuum gauge into an intake port and take the reading. If it reads less than 3.5-4.5 inches/Hg, then the exhaust could be blocked and will need to be replaced; otherwise, check the compression on all the cylinders using a compression tester. Make sure to disconnect the spark plugs, disable the fuel and the ignition system and keep the throttle wide open. If it measures within a range of 10 to 110 psi, then check the valve timing for any faults.

As with most vehicles, Jaguar E Type also has its set of problems that need repaired immediately to get back to normal working order. We rely on our cars almost every day and when they fail to work as they are supposed to, it can be very frustrating. To avoid such scenarios, consulting an Expert at the earliest is highly recommended as delaying will make matters worse. Verified Experts are readily available to help fix your problems at the most affordable cost from the comfort of your home.

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