1991 Jaguar XJS Coupe from North America
I recently purchased a '91 XJS and love the way it drives and looks.
The main concern I have, at this point, is that there is a persistent water leak on the drivers side (front seat). I have read two other comments in this format regarding the identical problem, but have heard no feedback from others on how to rectify this problem. Currently trying a silicon sealant around the windshield gasket to make repairs and hopefully this will work. I would like to have other reader's input as well, in the event the sealant does not work.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th January, 2005
22nd Jan 2005, 14:13
Water in the foot wells can be due to blocked air contioning drain tubes.
8th Apr 2005, 08:10
Look under the Scuttle vent grille - just in front of the screen. Corrosion & dedris can leek water behind the dash, which will find it's way into the footwells. Also check the vent tubes are clear.
I too have a 91 & love it. But these little niggles can spoil the fun (temporarily).
27th May 2005, 15:49
I also own a 1991 XJS and love it. The previous comments are accurate, but there is one other place to check. There is a drain tube that exits between the enging and firewall. If this tube is clogged, it will cause puddles also. The tube is easy to see when the car in on a rack for an oil change and/or lube. On my XJS, it was the windshield that leaked. I had it removed, resealed and reinstalled. The windshield had been previously replaced and it was done incorrectly. All is fine now.
28th Jan 2006, 19:28
I have no XJS experience, but rebuilt an XKE over a five year period, and it had the same water leak problem --- on the driver's right foot.
After cleaning out the air conditioning drain line, the problem went away.
23rd Jun 2008, 20:49
In the manuals that I have, it is a known issue with this body style. It also details how to resolve the problem.
I too have it, so I know what you're talking about. Check into what's new in an XJS and you'll find the fix.
15th Oct 2011, 17:40
Hello, I had just bought a 91 XJS, & had it out for a drive, & had noticed the same problem; it was raining & leaking from the passenger & driver's side windshield. I looked on the outside, & noticed that the curvature of the frame & glass at the bottom corner of windshield, the water was pooling. I am going to do the same, but before I do, could you let me know how you made out the silicone, & if it sealed? Thank you.