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Jaguar XJ (1968 - 1986)


Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Jaguar XJ, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Jaguar XJ. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Jaguar XJ can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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What's covered

What's covered: 

Saloon and Coupe, Series 1, 2 and 3.
Covers long wheelbase and Vanden Plas.
Petrol: 2.8 litre (2792cc), 3.4 litre (3442cc) and 4.2 litre (4235cc) 6-cyl.


Does NOT cover XJ-S 3.6, 12-cyl or new range introduced October 1986.

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270 x 210mm


The XJ6, using 2.8 litre and 4.2 litre straight-six cylinder versions of Jaguar's renowned XK engine, replaced most of Jaguar's saloons – which, in the 1960s, had expanded to four separate ranges. Apart from the engines, other main assemblies carried over from previous models were the widest version of Jaguar's IRS unit from the Mark X and the subframe mounted independent front suspension first seen in the 1955 2.4 litre with new anti- geometry. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Jaguar repair manuals and online maintenance procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Jaguar XJ repair manual is the ideal partner when you’re servicing or repairing your car.