Import Specialties of Columbia SC is your Jaguar repair shop. Our Jaguar auto repair technicians have the training, knowledge, and experience to repair or service all Jaguar models. Our Jaguar mechanic performs all Jaguar repair and service, Jaguar brake repair, Jaguar transmission repair to Jaguar engine repair.

Trust your Jaguar repair to the Jaguar specialist at Import Specialties of Columbia SC.

Certified Jaguar Technicians

Our certified technicians know classic Jaguar repair and service. Our extensive experience combined with the latest diagnostic tools, service and repair techniques will keep your Jaguar performing in peak performance. David, our British car mechanic, completed his Jaguar On-the-Job Training (OJT) at Sussex Motors, a British car specialist shop for 45+ years.

Training & Equipment

Our high level of training and extensive collection of Jaguar tools and diagnostic equipment ensures high quality work and complete customer satisfaction.

Repair and Service of all Jaguar Models - Classic & Modern

From basic Jaguar maintenance oil change to difficult Jaguar repair problem our team will work to get you back on the road with a focus on safety, quality, and value. We love the tough Jag problems that other shops won't do.

  • Classic Jaguar repair & service
  • Modern Jaguar service & repair
  • Jaguar XE repair & service
  • Jaguar XF repair & service
  • Jaguar XJ repair & service
  • Jaguar E-Pace service & repair
  • Jaguar E-Pace repair & service.
  • Jaguar F-Pace repair & service.
  • Jaguar F-Type repair & service.

European Auto Service Specialists

Import Specialties of Columbia specializes in European auto service and repair in Columbia SC. Our European car mechanic has the training, experience, and tools to perform all types of German auto repair. Contact our German car specialist today.

Service Appointment

Schedule your next Jaguar service appointment with our contact form or call (803) 799-2686.

Common Jaguar Problems

Problem Descriptions and Solutions

Engine Noise While Idling or After Cold Start on Jaguar

Jaguar V8 engine timing chain problems are very common. Plastic timing chain tensioner parts may fail and cause engine damage. The timing chain tensioner was made from plastic and fail prematurely causing serious engine damage. A pronounced rattling engine noise while idling or immediately after cold engine startup can indicate a timing chain tensioner problem. The engine noise is also frequently accompanied by a rough or uneven engine idle. Improved timing tensioner parts are available to permanently fix this problem.

Overheated Engine Due to Stuck Thermostat on Jaguar

The engine thermostat stick partially closed resulting in engine overheating. Thermostat replacement should correct this problem.

Jaguar thermostat replacement can also fix fluctuating engine coolant temps and excessive engine cooling fan operation.

Engine thermostat can also stick open causing low engine temperature and placing engine into low performance mode and temperature warning light.

Jaguar Water Pump Replacement

Jaguar engine overheating may also be caused by a failed water pump impeller. An improved water pump is available for the Jaguar.

Coolant Leaks on Jaguar

Another common Jaguar problem is Coolant Low Indicator on. This can be caused by numerous problems such as leaking coolant hoses, cracked coolant reservoir tank, intermittent water pump shaft seal depending on engine temperature, and head gasket seepage. Many times the coolant leak is very small and difficult to find. Diagnosis can include compression test, cooling system pressure test, and cooling system leak dye test.

Engine Oil Pan Gasket May Leak on Jaguar

The engine oil pan gasket is prone to leak. Oil Leaks onto exhaust system resulting in a burning oil smell. Fix is Jaguar oil pan gasket replacement.

Other Jaguar Oil Leaks

Jaguar Cam cover oil leak

Jaguar Spark plug well oil leak

Transmission Failure Common on Jaguar

Premature automatic transmission failure is common. Diagnoses of Jaguar transmission problems are required to determine if transmission repair or replacement is needed.

Jaguar transmission problem symptoms include hesitating between shifts, jerking or surging between gears, engine runs but car will not move forward or reverse, "Gearbox fault" warning light on dash and going into limp mode, transmission park will not hold vehicle. Common problem with Jaguar is a broken intermediate shaft which will need to be replaced with a stronger redesigned shaft.

Change Automatic Transmission Oil Every 60,000 Miles on Jaguar

To extend the Jaguar transmission life we strongly recommend changing the automatic transmission oil at 60,000 miles.

Although the Jaguar uses synthetic automatic transmission oil, and Jaguar claims it never needs changing, Jaguar transmissions are prone to overheating and oil degrading which causes transmission failure. Jaguar transmission fluid replacement service is very low cost compared to transmission replacement.

HVAC blower replacement

A defective HVAC blower motor, blower motor controller, or relay/micro switch in the control panel may cause the heater/AC blower motor not to work. Diagnoses may be required to determine the exact cause of the fault. Repairs include HVAC blower motor replacement, blower motor controller replacement, or relay and micro switch replacement.

Growling Noise on Deceleration From Rear of Vehicle on Jaguar XJ6

A growling noise during deceleration from higher speeds. This noise is commonly caused by a rear differential bearing failure. Repair of the rear differential, and replacement of rear differential bearings, is often necessary to correct this problem.

Brake Pedal Stiff Due to Failed ABS Accumulator on Jaguar XJ6

The ABS brake pressure accumulator, a part of the anti-lock brake system, frequently fails. This may cause a stiff brake pedal, forcing the driver to apply excess pedal pressure to slow down or stop the vehicle. Fix is ABS brake pressure accumulator replacement.

Other Jaguar Problems

Jaguar S Window regulator replacement.

Ignition coil replacement due to rough running, engine misfire, and check engine light on.

ECM software update.

Power steering hose replacement.

Suspension control arm replacement.

Jaguar XJ6 front shock absorber upper bushing replacement: rattling noise due to failed front shock absorber bushings are prone to failure and may produce a rattling/jingling noise as the car is driven over bumps.

Axle shaft seal replacement.

Fuel pump replacement.

Self-leveling suspension repair

Service Appointment

Schedule your next Jaguar service appointment with our contact form or call (803) 799-2686.