1998 Jaguar XK8 Lower Radiator Hose Replacement

Tiny
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  • 1998 JAGUAR XK8
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 65,000 MILES
What is the procedure to replace the lower radiator hose on a Jag XK8 - 1998. Looks like I have to excavate to get access to the radiator connection. What parts need to be removed in what order?

Thanks,

Ron
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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 11:58 AM

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Tiny
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RADIATOR LOWER HOSE

Removal

1. Open the engine compartment and fit paintwork protection sheets.

2. Drain the radiator. Retain the coolant drain tray in position to catch any spillage when removing the thermostat cover.

3. Disconnect the radiator bottom hose from the thermostat cover.

1. Release and reposition the hose clip, and disconnect the bottom hose.

Fig. 83: Disconnecting Radiator Bottom Hose From Thermostat Cover
Courtesy of JAGUAR CARS, INC.


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4. Disconnect the bottom hose from the radiator.

1. Slacken the hose retaining clip and reposition the clip along the hose.

2. Disconnect the hose from the radiator.
Fig. 84: Disconnecting Bottom Hose From Radiator
Courtesy of JAGUAR CARS, INC.


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5. Remove the spring band clips from the hose.

Installation

1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.

2. Refill the cooling system
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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Also, it looks like you may have some recalls on your vehicle. The dealer may fix these for free. Please contact the dealer service department, give them the VIN number of your car and have them check on these to see if they apply to you.


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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 5:45 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for the replys - but the problem I had was getting access the the radiator connection. What I ended up doing was removing the power steering resevour which is held in place by a really funcky bracket. These parts completely block access to the hose clamp.

It took a while to figure out how to remove these parts, even then access to the clamp and hose is tightly tucked in with other tubes and hoses. I am not surprised the jaguar instructions do not give a clue how to excavate to get to the hose - typical for the Jag folks.
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Saturday, December 26th, 2009 AT 8:56 PM
Tiny
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Hello -

Thanks for the info my friend. Hopefully others will gain from your problem.

There are several other vehicle manufactures out there besides Jag that take pleasure in put clamps, plugs and other connectors in such locations it is almost impossible to disconnect and work on.

I had to remove a tire and fender well to disconnect the AC compressor plug on a Mercedes ML320 not to long ago. You just shake your head and ask yourself what were they thinking. I would think even their own mechanics would thing bad thoughts about them.

Again, thanks for the info.
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Sunday, December 27th, 2009 AT 7:56 PM

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