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1992 XJ12 Fuel Pump Problem

Old 11-29-2011, 10:20 AM
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Hi, my dad has a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12 and last winter after storage, the car did not seem to start up at all. We've come to the conclusion it was most likely the fuel pump. If i may ask, where is the fuel pump located at, and what would be the easiest way to replace it? Should i do it myself or bring it to a dealer to do. My dad believe we have to get in the trunk and pretty much pull forward and drop the fuel tank to get to it, is that true?

Also additional problems, has anyone ever had a problem with the radio not working, what would be the problem for that? the clock works on it and the other commands, and the door handle doesnt work on the driver side door but that is something that needs the door taken apart.
The car was bought pretty much new 10 years ago with only 30xxx miles on it, with no real problems, these were the only ones really ever to hit it.
Thank you!
PS: Is there anywhere to get like a shop manual for decent price and not 100 dollars off ebay?
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i may have posted this in the wrong section, not sure if this is considered an "XJ12" its a 1992 Jaguar XJS V12
Old 11-29-2011, 03:15 PM
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Correct place to post is the XJS forum, because the fuel tank arrangement on the XJS cars is totally different to the XJ saloons. The XJS has a single tank at the back of the trunk compartment, whereas the saloons have two tanks, one in each rear wing. Where the fuel pump is on an XJS I know not, but it should be accessible without removing the tank, as I am use Jaguar designers weren't that stupid.

Experts on the XJS forum will be able to help you with the location of fuel system components.
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Fraser is right, and hopefully one of teh Mods will see this and move it for you.

The '92 was about?? the time Jaguar went to "in tank pumps" and I also am not sure on the XJ-S, so remove the spare wheel, look inside the boot (alright trunk if you must), and in particular under the battery tray. There will be a metal panel covering that area, and the fuel pump MAY be in there as it is with ALL the earlier cars, and a 30 minute task to change.

If that area is vacant of a fuel pump, then INSIDE the tank is where it will be. That task will excite you, NOT, unlesss the access hole is able to be got at without removing that tank. I just did the in tank pump on the X300, WHAT A DUMB IDEA, and that tank is relatively easy to remove as compared to the XJ-S tank, at least on my '85, that was a task not printable here.
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