Jaguar S-Type Review

Jaguar S-Type Review

There are 101 comments on the Automotivetalk story from Jan 13, 2006, titled Jaguar S-Type Review. In it, Automotivetalk reports that:

When it was launched in 1999, we praised its beautiful exterior and rich interior, and enthused over the sporty handling.

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Booey

Sacramento, CA

#84 Oct 22, 2008
They are not so bad. I have 109,000 miles on my 02 S Type & the only thing i've replaced besides the oil is the brakes.
Gearboxguy

Copenhagen, Denmark

#86 Nov 6, 2008
The gearbox dont need change of oil. Thats how Jaguar choose to make it. There is no way you can change nor check the oil. However we all know at some point you have to change it. This is done by special machine and by removal of the bottom of the gearbox. this is not a job for amatours.
Todd

Huntsville, AL

#87 Dec 31, 2008
Dennis wrote:
Thats weird, it says im in Castella CA, and im in Red Bluff, CA... Anyway, all transmissions have drain and fill plugs, period. I suggest everyone who owns one of these cars, buy a service manual.
Also, I read where people talk about having a hard time getting the car out of park on an incline. Any car will do that if you let the park pin hold the car from rolling on a steep incline. Put the parking brake on first, then put the trans in park, and that won't happen. Dennis
Amen to that! there is a fill plug center back of the trans. make sure vehicle is in park, trans at operating temp before you check it. I recomend to service it at no more than 75k on the miles and USE the proper fluid Mercon 5 is the reccomended lube. ALSO if you will put your vehicle in Neutral then set the brake before putting in park it will not put any strain on the parking pawl therefore not sticking in park.(PS) put in gear before releasing the Parking brake
MrDoesntKnowJAGs

Thousand Oaks, CA

#88 Apr 23, 2009
Could anyone help me figure out how to drain the coolant from a '00 Jag S-Type 3.0L?
I have no experience with this make...
if you could email me to:
veingtdeuz@hotmail.com
I'd greatly appreciate it! I've had that car not running for almost 3 months and it breaks my heart just looking at it. THANKS!
glassbuster

Dayton, TN

#90 May 20, 2009
colin wallace wrote:
having a major problem fitting new lower front ball-joints jaguar only supply full arm with ball-joint fitted i sourced seperate ball-joints but cannot get the arm in a position in the hydraulic press to push out the old ball-joint any body out there done this job or know someone who has ?.
There is a recall on this vehicle call Your Jaguar dealer.
tony

Exeter, Canada

#91 Jun 25, 2009
Dennis wrote:
Have you looked for a plug on the side ot the transmission yet ? The manual says it sealed for life and never need replenishing. Yeah right !
I've read alot of "bad transmission" posts on the net, but not one person mentions anything about topping off the fluid. Duh... Put the car on stands and go find the fill plug guys, there has to be one there somewhere.
<quoted text>
the only way to check tranny is to have the car running and fill it from the bottom drain plug , theres a stand pipe inside it and you pump in the 8 litres or whatever it takes,,,,retarded engineering,, i took the pan off and filled it and put it back on ,, messy both ways , should have a filler plug but they dont
JagMan

Washington, DC

#92 Jul 15, 2009
anyone know the url for the sonota jag conversion kit? I tried s-notajag.com but it is not working.
(for the hyundai sonota)

thanks,
joe

Sheboygan, WI

#93 Aug 12, 2009
It is a sealed transmition if you have the 4.0, there wont be a dip stick.
RVdan

Phoenix, AZ

#94 Oct 17, 2009
My son has a 2005 S Type Jag. 4.2 liter engine.
We just put on new brake pads and rotors front and rear.
The parking brake does not work and a message appears "Parking brake failure"
I was told this is normal and the message will eventually go away and the parking brake should work again.
When the computer re-learns after several attempts and finally sees the brakes.
Is this correct ???
RVdan

Phoenix, AZ

#95 Oct 19, 2009
Thanks anyway I figured it out, this was very simple to solve. You just have to out smart the computer and electrical system.

Since: Jul 09

UK

#96 Oct 20, 2009
Some news for you all - Jaguar In £175m Indian Loan Deal http://bit.ly/vedUS
Mary Kay

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#100 Sep 24, 2010
2001 - Jaguar - S Type - 3.0 ... Where is the A/C Charging Port ?... I got a couple of cans of freon, but can't located the proper line to connect the 134a re-charging hose ... Anyone ... Please !
sweety

San Francisco, CA

#101 Sep 29, 2010
2005 stype jerks when coming to complete stop and when accelerating from stop? transmission problems??maybe??
sweety

San Francisco, CA

#102 Sep 29, 2010
05 stype jerking when coming to complete stop and when accelerating from stop.only from 0-25. at faster speed no problem.Could this be a transmission problem?
sweety

San Francisco, CA

#103 Sep 29, 2010
2005 stype .
ac is out. got it fully recharged but still doesnt come on seems like the air compressor is not coming on.what could be causing this?
DELANEY JORDAN

Sterling, VA

#104 Sep 29, 2010
Im thinking of purchasing a 2003 or 2005 s.type with mileage under 70,000. What is the major or minor problems should i look out for in the next 5 years even with getting reg maintenance on it.
mnorthcott

Ipswich, UK

#105 Nov 13, 2010
tony wrote:
<quoted text>the only way to check tranny is to have the car running and fill it from the bottom drain plug , theres a stand pipe inside it and you pump in the 8 litres or whatever it takes,,,,retarded engineering,, i took the pan off and filled it and put it back on ,, messy both ways , should have a filler plug but they dont
The bottom plug has a level (the tube as you mention it)- the fill plug is at the back - you fill it from there in 250ml lots and when it comes out the bottom its filled. There is the instructions at the top of this post.
Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Brooklyn, NY

#106 Nov 13, 2010
Jaguars are all unreliable garbage like all other British cars. Buy a Hyundai Genesis and you won't go wrong. Really the best car on sale today.
Privateer

Fairfax, VA

#107 Dec 23, 2010
Andy Block wrote:
Hi guys,
well i have bought a Jaguar S-Type R. Of cause i dorve very fast with the car but three mounths later i had a very bad acident. I crashed with 282 Km/h an old Ford Mustang or something like that the driver die in this Car i crashed. I have bought me a new Jaguar S-Type R and i love this car drive carefully bye
Me also drivum fast crash car (BOOM...AAAAAAAH!!) nobody die but I forever stupid like you.
sam

Astoria, NY

#108 Aug 30, 2011
i have a 2001 s-type 4.0.... the cats system fault showed up...n i reset the car n it went away do anybody no wut dat is... n is it gonna show up again

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