How to Deal with Differential Problems in JaguarsPosted on December 31, 2018
The Jaguar is a vehicle that stands out in the crowd. When you own a Jaguar, you know that heads will all be turning to look at you. The Jaguar is a beautiful vehicle to look at, but his beauty on the outside is matched by the beauty of what is under the hood. The speed, class, elegance, and performance are all things that set the Jaguar apart from any other vehicle.
As your Jaguar begins to age, there are certain problems that can arise. A possible one to keep an eye out for is going to be problems with the differential. Knowing what to look for and the signs of a differential problem is going to be key in keeping your Jaguar up to the standard you need to continue getting the performance you expect.
What is the Differential?
The differential is the part that splits the engine torque so that each output can spin at different speeds. This is necessary because the wheels should be rotating at different speeds when it comes to turning your vehicle. When it comes to Jaguars that are front-wheel drive, the differential is in the front of the car. The Jaguars that are rear-wheel drive will have the differential in the back on the axel between the two wheels.
The differentials in all-wheel drive Jaguars are located in the front of the vehicle and also in the rear. The two differentials in this case are necessary because the two sets of wheels are going to be travelling different distances when it comes to turning so the torque will have to be divided accordingly.
Symptoms of a Bad Differential
The first issue that will indicate that you Jaguar is having differential problems is tire damage. The differential is necessary to make sure the tires are rotating at different speeds when the car is turning, so if the differential is not working correctly then that would mean your inner tire is rotating faster when turning. This will cause for them to get worn more quickly and damaged because the differential should be slowing down the speed.
The second issue that is going to arise if your Jaguar has differential problems is that you will have difficulty handling your vehicle when you are attempting to make a turn. This can lead to a dangerous situation because the handling that you are used to will become unpredictable and this can possibly end in an accident.
A third issue that will be present if your Jaguar is having differential problems is going to be whining noises. These noises will be the most noticeable and will likely be the first to indicate to you that there is a problem with the differential. It is more than likely that the noises are letting you know that the differentials do not have enough fluid to lubricate them. This could point to a leak in the differentials and will lead to them wearing down and going bad because the gears of the differential are not rubbing together smoothly.
Time to Get Those Differentials Checked Out
A problem with the differentials is not one that should be taken lightly. You will want to bring your Jaguar in for maintenance as soon as you can, as it can be dangerous to drive with a bad or damaged differential. For the best service, bring your Jaguar is to us at Green Garage European Auto Centre, which is conveniently located in the areas of Winter Park and Orlando, FL.
We specialize in European cars so you can rest assured knowing that all of our mechanics are current and up to date with all of the Jaguar’s unique quirks. When you bring your Jaguar to us, we will take the time to run the proper tests in order to determine exactly what caused the differential to have problems. These problems will then be addressed and the differential replaced if that is necessary. You will be included in the entire process and will know that you are getting the best service out there, without having to pay the prices a dealership would charge.