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Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-12-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Softball60

Why are you suggesting to reconsider??? Is...

Why are you suggesting to reconsider???

Is there something special about changing these U-Joints VS the likes of other vehicles including the half shafts on the older corvettes.

Thanks

Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
07-12-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 412
Posted By Softball60

1996 XJS U-Joints

In my efforts to stay on top of repair issues I am considering to replace all of the U-Joints . Can someone please tell me the total required and if they are all the same?

My guess is Six (6),...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-15-2019, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By Softball60

If you are handy you can SAVE A SIGNIFICANT...

If you are handy you can SAVE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT

1. You will have to remove section or entire seat you want repaired.
2. Remove the covers for the bottom and seat back
3. Take completely...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-06-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Softball60

Can you expose the back two (2) mounting bolts? ...

Can you expose the back two (2) mounting bolts? If this is possible you should be able to reposition the seat back to expose t5he front two (2).

If this is possible you should be able to remove...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-03-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

To All, Completed my task 1. Disarmed...

To All,

Completed my task

1. Disarmed air bag
2. Removed air bag from system. The idea of a land mine scares me a bit. Cat was built in July 1995 but sold as 1996. That means the air bag...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Ptjs, Thanks for the response. The...

Ptjs,

Thanks for the response.

The fear of the airbag was very heavy on my mind.

But the act of disarming was simple (once over the fear). It took 10minutes to fabricate the extraction...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Vee, You are probably correct. Immediately...

Vee,

You are probably correct.
Immediately after having the tires installed I went on a four thousand mile trip with the CAT. Got used to it being off slighty.

After returning from my trip...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-02-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Appreciate all of the responses. 1. The car...

Appreciate all of the responses.

1. The car has been like this for a while since new tires were purchased. Tires have a little more than 6K miles. Tires have been rotated by the dealer once...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-01-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Should the airbag only be disarmed while in...

Should the airbag only be disarmed while in position with a special tool.


Thanks

Softball60/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-01-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Katar83, Did exactly as you requested. ...

Katar83,

Did exactly as you requested. Rortated the tie rod end 1 full turn.

Car goes absolutely straight down the road...................But the steering wheel has not moved, still ~1 O’clock...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-01-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Well guys, I did an adjustment. About3/4...

Well guys, I did an adjustment.

About3/4 of a turn toe in on passenger side tire and toe out on the drivers side.

Steering Wheel is in the same location. Car goes straight down the road but...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
05-01-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Thanks everyone!!!!!! Softball60/Paul

Thanks everyone!!!!!!


Softball60/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-30-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Thanks and got it. The steering wheel when...

Thanks and got it.

The steering wheel when going straight is slightly off center to the right.

So Does this mean drivers side tie rod need to be adjusted so that the tire is toe out and the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-30-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

I’m not adjusting toe. The car runs straight...

I’m not adjusting toe. The car runs straight with no uneven tire wear. As I take my hand off the wheel while driving the car runs straight but the steering wheel is off center to the right . Not...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-30-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

Forgot to mention that I am going to have to...

Forgot to mention that I am going to have to replace the power steering rack in the near future, so is it possible that when I replace the rack I can adjust the steering wheel by changing the...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-30-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

PTJS1, Thanks for the response. ...

PTJS1,

Thanks for the response.

Positive it is the steering wheel being out as the car had an alignment and has been driving fine. Runs true and straight, no tire wear.

But the steering...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-30-2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By Softball60

1996 XJS steering wheel alignment

My steering wheel is off slightly.

Going straight down the road my wheel is ~ 1-2 Oíclock position.

I want to Line it up.

1. I know I need to disconnect the battery for a period of time, so...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-19-2019, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Softball60

Sorry I didn’tmake it more clear in the original...

Sorry I didn’tmake it more clear in the original post that it is leaking at the plastic boot cover on the tie rod drivers side.



Thanks and sorry!!

Softball6060/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-18-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Softball60

Steering gear super store $229.95, Detroit Axle...

Steering gear super store $229.95, Detroit Axle $260 and a couple more.

A couple of the units listed stated specifically 1996, 2+2

My only question is what’s with or w/o servotronics 3 bolts or...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-17-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 440
Posted By Softball60

Power steering rack rebuild 1996 XJS

I have noticed a small amount of steering fluid on the ground after parking for a while.

Looks like a rebuild or purchase of a rebuilt unit may be in order. Iím still pretty handy with repairing...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
04-10-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Softball60

XJS serial #ís

Can anyone tell me the serial # of the last XJS built and sold in the USA.

Iíve been looking but cannot locate.

Thanks as always

Softball60/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
03-06-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Softball60

Removing fuel pump 1996 XJS 2+2

As some of you may already know I will be 74 this year and still like To wrench on my cars, especially the CAT!!!, Nobody touches my CAT.

The car has just reached 100K over this past year and at...
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-23-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Softball60

Daverb, I am not familiar with shape/design...

Daverb,

I am not familiar with shape/design do the 1984 XJS but I would be more than happy to physically measure mine (1996)

Please reply

Softball60/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-21-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Softball60

Vee, Glad all is well!!! Not sure how...

Vee,

Glad all is well!!!

Not sure how this would affect me if mine was taken?

Is this the same 96 that you referrenced about seat covering??

Softball60/Paul
Forum: XJS ( X27 )
02-21-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,737
Posted By Softball60

Daverb, How far along are you? The foam...

Daverb, How far along are you?


The foam on my 96 was okay but required some repairs. Most of my repairs were in the back and structural....what I mean by this is that in the 96 there are...
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