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Jaguar S Type 2004 V6 3.0 - just bought


Michael Nicholls
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Hi All

Have had this car for nearly a month now and have managed to sort out some basics - have had it checked over by a Jag Specialist (as advised on this forum, thanks), and these are the outstanding issues:

1) Excessive play in right rear lower shock absorber bush

2) Both front upper ball joints gaitors split, right rear drop link gaitors split

3) Rear track control arm gaitors split

My question is- which of these do you think is the most urgent, and which do you think I could do myself (with a bit of Youtube help)?

Thanks & any suggestions appreciated

 

Michael

 

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2 hours ago, Michael Nicholls said:

Hi All

Have had this car for nearly a month now and have managed to sort out some basics - have had it checked over by a Jag Specialist (as advised on this forum, thanks), and these are the outstanding issues:

1) Excessive play in right rear lower shock absorber bush

2) Both front upper ball joints gaitors split, right rear drop link gaitors split

3) Rear track control arm gaitors split

My question is- which of these do you think is the most urgent, and which do you think I could do myself (with a bit of Youtube help)?

Thanks & any suggestions appreciated

 

Michael

 

Michael

Welcome to the forum and enjoy your Jaguar experience.

Would not wish to suggest what you should do yourself as I am not aware of what mechanical experience you have.

Good Luck, Best Wishes and Regards, John

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hi

all these are quite easy to do, as long as you have descent jack, axle stands, spanners and sockets

front upper ball joint means swapping the whole arm which is quite easy

rear tie rods would swap as a pair, these can be a bit fiddly but ok to do, rear tracking or 4 wheel alignment will need doing after this, as the tie rods are adjustable and alter tracking on the rear

lower shock bush can be replaced on its own, bushes can be bought, if shocker looks ok, a vice and a few sockets will press the bush out and back in

work shop manuals here http://www.jagrepair.com/

cheers

Joe

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