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Battery check Jaguar X-Type 2001 - 2011 Diesel 2.2 D

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Jaguar X-Type 2001 - 2011  | 2.2 D Battery check

  • time 5 minutes
  • difficulty 1
Locate the battery
Open the battery cover
Check the Negative (-) terminal clamp is tight
Check the Positive (+) terminal clamp is tight. CAUTION – if using a spanner to tighten terminal, be careful not to short the spanner on the bodywork!
Check the battery is generally secure, and if loose, tighten the battery retainer
The battery retaining clamp position
To tighten, a 10mm socket is needed. Not too tight as you may damage the battery casing
Replace the battery cover. If you have to replace the battery or alternator, click below
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Battery removal & replacement


Note: The audio unit fitted as standard equipment by Jaguar is equipped with an anti-theft system, to deter thieves. If the power source is disconnected, the security code will need to be entered in order for the audio unit to function again. Ensure you have the code before disconnecting the battery.
1 Prior to disconnecting the battery, close all windows and the sunroof, and ensure that the vehicle alarm system is deactivated (see Owner’s Handbook).
2 Unclip the battery cover and withdraw it from the top of the battery (see illustrations) .
Release the clip…
…and remove the battery cover
3 Slacken the nut and remove the negative terminal clamp from the top of the battery (see illustration) .
Slacken the nut, then twist, and pull up the negative terminal clamp


4 Disconnect the battery negative lead as previously described in this Section.
5 Slacken the nut and disconnect the positive terminal clamp from the battery (see illustration) .
Disconnect the positive terminal clamp
6 Undo the two retaining nuts and remove the battery hold-down clamp (see illustration) .
Battery hold-down clamp nuts
7 Where fitted, disconnect the vent tube from the side of the battery.
8 Lift out the battery – be careful, as the battery is heavy. Use the carry handle, if the battery is so equipped. If the tray did not lift out with the battery, lift it from the support bracket.
9 If you are renewing the battery, make sure that you get one that’s identical, with the same dimensions, amperage rating, cold cranking rating, etc. Dispose of the old battery in a responsible fashion. Most local authorities have facilities for the collection and disposal of such items – batteries contain sulphuric acid and lead, and should not be simply thrown out with the household rubbish.


10 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure. Ensure the battery positive terminal clamp is connected before the negative terminal clamp, and that all electrical consumers are switched off.
11 After the battery has been disconnected, the following should be carried out:
  1. Enter the audio unit security code (refer to the owners handbook).
  2. Reset the clock (refer to the owners handbook).
  3. Initialise the electric windows by closing the window, then holding the switch in the ‘closed’ position for a further 2 seconds. Release the switch, then hold it down for 2 more seconds, fully open the window, and check the ‘on-touch’ up and down functions operate correctly. If necessary repeat the procedure.
  4. This procedure must be carried out for each window.
  5. The engine management system requires approximately 5 miles of driving to relearn its optimum settings. During this period, the engine may not perform normally.
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Alternator replacement


1 Disconnect the battery negative lead.

Petrol models

2 In order to remove the alternator, the air conditioning compressor must be removed as follows:
3 Have the refrigerant discharged at a dealer service department or an automotive air conditioning repair facility.
4 Apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car and support it on axle stands. Remove the radiator lower splash guard. Remove the engine undertray (where fitted).
5 Drain the coolant.
6 Release the clips and disconnect the radiator upper hose, to provide access to the alternator upper mounting bolt.
7 Remove the main auxiliary drivebelt.
8 Unscrew the bolt and disconnect the union block from the compressor. Discard the O-ring seals, and obtain new ones for the refitting procedure. Tape over or plug the compressor apertures and line ends, to prevent entry of dust and dirt.
9 Support the air conditioning compressor, then unscrew the mounting bolts. Lower the compressor from the engine . Note: Keep the compressor level during handling and storage . Disconnect the compressor wiring plug as it's lowered from place.
10 Unplug the wiring connector from the rear of the alternator, then undo the nut to disconnect the wiring terminal from the alternator (see illustration) .
Disconnect the wiring from the rear of the alternator
11 Undo the alternator upper retaining bolt and unclip the wiring harness support bracket (where fitted) (see illustration) .
Remove the alternator upper mounting bolts…
12 Remove the lower mounting bolt and lower the alternator from place (see illustration) .
…and the lower mounting bolt

Diesel models

13 Slacken the right-hand front roadwheel, raise the front of the vehicle and support it securely on axle stands. Remove the roadwheel and the engine undershield (where fitted) (see illustration) .
Engine undershield fasteners
14 Undo the fasteners and remove the right-hand front wheelarch liner.
15 Loosen the nut securing the steering track rod end to the hub carrier steering arm. Do not remove the nut at this stage as it will protect the balljoint threads. If necessary, use an Allen key to hold the balljoint shaft while loosening the nut (see illustration) .
Slacken the trackrod end balljoint retaining nut
16 Using a balljoint separator tool, release the balljoint from the steering arm (see illustration) . If the balljoint is to be re-used, take care not to damage the dust cover when using the separator tool. Fully unscrew the nut and disconnect the track rod end from the arm. If necessary, use a 5 mm Allen key to hold the balljoint stationary while the nut is loosened. Discard the nut as a new one must be used on refitting.
Use a separator tool to release the trackrod end balljoint from the hub carrier
17 Unscrew the nut and disconnect the anti-roll bar link from the strut. If necessary, use a 5 mm Allen key to hold the spindle while the nut is loosened.
18 Remove the auxiliary drivebelt. Note there is no need to remove the tensioner or completely remove the belt – with the tension released, disengage the belt from the alternator pulley.
19 Disconnect the wiring plugs from the rear of the alternator (see illustration) .
Disconnect the wiring plug, then undo the nut and disconnect the lead
20 Unscrew the lower mounting studs using a Torx socket, then manoeuvre the alternator through the right-hand wheelarch aperture (see illustration) .
Manoeuvre the alternator through the right-hand wheelarch aperture
21 If you are renewing the alternator, take the old one with you. Make sure that the new or rebuilt unit is identical to the old alternator. Look at the terminals – they should be the same in number, size and location as the terminals on the old alternator. Finally, look at the identification markings – they will be stamped in the housing, or printed on a tag or plaque affixed to the housing. Make sure that these numbers are the same on both alternators and the pulleys are identical.


22 Refitting is the reverse of the removal procedure, referring where necessary to the relevant Chapters of this manual. Tighten all nuts and bolts to the specified torque wrench settings.
Torque wrench settings Nm Ibf ft
Air conditioning compressor (petrol models) 20 15
Alternator mounting nuts/bolts:
  Upper bolt 47 35
  Lower fasteners:
    Petrol models 25 18
    Diesel models 47 35
Anti-roll bar links 48 35
Roadwheels nuts:
  Steel wheels 85 63
  Aluminium wheels 103 76
Trackrod end retaining nut 35 26
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