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S-Type 'HOW TO' Guides

Old 08-28-2010, 02:11 PM
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Hi Everyone,

This is sjuraud and I'm heading up the S-Type FAQ page. This page has been created to help guide members to pertinent information as quickly and easily as possible. Every effort is being made to be precise with this info. I will consider any appropriate contributions or corrections for entry in the S-Type FAQ (but can only include ones deemed by either me or in conjunction with other Admins and Moderators as needed). This section will be in a state of flux for a while until all the links and kinks get worked out. So please bear with me while the page is worked on.

If there are ANY credits that I missed for links included, please let me know. Also if I gave wrong credit to someone or the author wishes to not be linked to, let me know also.

Thanks and enjoy!

• I'm Buying a Used S-Type; What Should I Look For?
• General Info & Common Trouble Spots Jon89

Manuals & Catalogs
(Clicking on the Links Below will Download a pdf or text File)

Accessories & Consumables

How to Remove and Replace Coolant Reservoir (4.0 MY??, Pre-2003) (tdc)
How to Remove and Replace Coolant Reservoir (aka Coolant Expansion Tank) (v6 3.0 MY03 – ???)


Filters how_to_fuel_filter_video

Windshield Fluid

Brake Fluid

Steering Fluid

Spark Plugs

Wiper Blades

Crossover Parts from the Ford Lincoln LS
(Please let me know when LS parts have been confirmed to work with the S-Type)
Electrical Distribution System


Jacking Points Jacking points with pics and diagram


Body Closures and Sealing

Trim and Linings


Exterior Lighting

Fittings and Sunroof

Link for Sun/Moonroof spare parts thanks to Abonano

VIN Numbers

Engine & Transmission


Cam Cover Corrosion

Oil Pan Removal by joycejag

https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/s...eaking-141258/ Staatsof

Engine & transmission removal with pics by Tdc (2000 4.0 V8)

Air and Fuel Delivery Systems

Pre-Facelift Manifold and Plenum Removal Thanks to Daxter

Vacuum Lines About PCM 171&174 Code
Battery / Starter Motor / Alternator

Engine Cooling Systems

Exhaust System and Components



Limp Mode

Management / Emission Systems



Timing chains, Tensioners, Water pump, etc. 2000 4.0 (DIY) replacement

Tune Up



Interior Chrome Lock Cap Removal


Headliner Removal - Thanks to cabtop



A/C and Heating

In-Car Entertainment

Information Systems and Controls

How To Add Homelink Transmitter In Your Car

How To Fix Flickering Lights by cstich Nov 2010
Interior Door Panel & Interior Door Handles

Interior Lighting

Occupant Restraints





Steering and Suspension

Trim and Linings

Vanity Mirror Cover Fix


Locking / Security Systems / Horns

Key Remote


Extended Warranty
Rear View Mirror Removal by joycejag
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/s...pe-home-58614/ [How To Repair Water Intrusion into the Trunk ] by goblue90
https://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/s...ode-fix-61201/ by eds123

Clock Spring Removal by eds123

Quiescent Current Drain by cat-as-trophy

Battery & Battery Charger/Tender
1. Battery 101 for S-Type Jaguars (thanks to Cat_as_trophy)

2. PowerTech PRO smart Charger (thanks to Cat_as_trophy)

3. C-Tek Smart Charger in the UK (thanks to Timmyboy)

4. Deltran Battery Tenders in USA (thanks to Jumpin' Jag Flash)

5. Deltran Battery Tenders in Canada (thanks to Mikey)

Wheels & Tires

Braking System

!Special Tip When Changing Rear Brakes:
"... rear brakes on an 03+ with the electric ebrake. Basically that you HOLD the ebrake button/lever down while removing the key from the ignition. Otherwise, you'll end like me, expanding your vocabulary with new combinations of cuss words..." (Thanks Bacardi 151)

Front Hub Assembly

Standard Fitment Guide (pdf)

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Modifications and Upgrades



  • Paint

Custom Lighting


  • Performance Chip
  • Removing Speed Limiter

Software / Firmware


  • Headrest DVD

Multimedia Guides & Files

Video Guides



How To Change And Replace Spark Plugs by vance

This section below is a compilation of articles and projects completed by one of our members - Gus. He has permitted us to post these directly here, and will link to his personal autorepair web page. Its packed with DIY instructions and pictures. The information is provided by Gus for information and reference use only, and may not apply to your particular situation and circumstances. Please use discretion when using the content.

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