Strong vibration at idle

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Strong vibration at idle

Post by ahostmadsen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm

My XE 2.5t (with the pre-ingenium (Ford?) engine) has strong vibration in idle. One can both hear and feel it. A tractor comes to mind. I took it to Jaguar, and they tightened some bolts on the exhaust, with zero effect. I think they will take a look again. But before that, I would like to see if anyone else has that problem, and what could be the cause?

I love the XE, definitely the best driving car I ever had. But the vibration at idle drives me crazy.


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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by Barrie » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:37 pm

Loose vacuum tube to the engine mounts. Or failed engine mounts.

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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by Madatter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:47 pm

My as gone in today😫
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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by PhilB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:50 pm

ahostmadsen wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm
My XE 2.5t (with the pre-ingenium (Ford?) engine) has strong vibration in idle. One can both hear and feel it. A tractor comes to mind. I took it to Jaguar, and they tightened some bolts on the exhaust, with zero effect. I think they will take a look again. But before that, I would like to see if anyone else has that problem, and what could be the cause?
As Barrie says, it's a known problem with the engine mounts and the vacuum tubes connected to them.
Quote SSM 72758 to the dealer who should do a test on the system.
Big thread here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5675
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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by ahostmadsen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:17 pm

PhilB wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:50 pm
ahostmadsen wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:06 pm
My XE 2.5t (with the pre-ingenium (Ford?) engine) has strong vibration in idle. One can both hear and feel it. A tractor comes to mind. I took it to Jaguar, and they tightened some bolts on the exhaust, with zero effect. I think they will take a look again. But before that, I would like to see if anyone else has that problem, and what could be the cause?
As Barrie says, it's a known problem with the engine mounts and the vacuum tubes connected to them.
Quote SSM 72758 to the dealer who should do a test on the system.
Big thread here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5675
Thanks. Very informative, as usual. I will tell the dealer when I talk to them, perhaps later today.


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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by ahostmadsen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:30 pm

My dilemma is: our car is on short term lease with perhaps 8 months remaining. So, do I want to go through the trouble with getting this fixed?

On the other hand, I really, really like this car. I want my next car to be a Jaguar (XE or XF). But not if the dealer service is bad (had bad experience with other brand). So, this is like an exam: can the dealer service fix this problem?


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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by PhilB » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 am

It may be a simple fix such as reconnecting a hose (others have found this).
I'm not sure if it would be an issue with the leasing company as I understand they go over them with a fine-toothed comb on return and it sitting there shaking itself to bits might not be too good.
I would give the dealer a try.
They definitely aren't all bad so get it looked at.
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Re: Strong vibration at idle

Post by ahostmadsen » Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:29 pm

PhilB wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:00 am
It may be a simple fix such as reconnecting a hose (others have found this).
I'm not sure if it would be an issue with the leasing company as I understand they go over them with a fine-toothed comb on return and it sitting there shaking itself to bits might not be too good.
I would give the dealer a try.
They definitely aren't all bad so get it looked at.
Yes, I took it back to the dealer, and they are keeping it for several days. So, at least they take it seriously. We'll see what the result is,


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