Date of issue 10/02 Bulletin Number 211-06 Page 1 of 4
10/02V8 XJ Series/XK
1997 MY-ON XK8 Range
1998-2003 MY V8 XJ Series
Steering Rack Knocking Or Rattling –
Revised Lower Steering Column/Rack Return
Line – Repair Procedure
Drivers of some XK and V8 XJ Series vehicles within the above VIN ranges may complain of
rattling or knocking from the steering rack.
A modified lower steering column entered production from VIN A11051 (XK Series) and VIN
F20645 (V8 XJ Series).
On a customer complaint basis only, follow one or both of the workshop procedures outlined
On vehicles prior to VIN A11051 (XK Series) and VIN F20645 (V8 XJ Series), check to see if a
modified lower steering column (modified lower steering column has a rubber coupling) has
been retrofitted, if not, install a modified lower steering column and new steering rack return
On vehicles after VIN A11051 (XK Series) and VIN F20645 (V8 XJ Series), or if a modified
lower column has been retrofitted, install new steering rack return line only.
LOWER STEERING COLUMN INSTALLATION
1. Open driver’s door.
2. Note driver’s seat position.
3. Switch ignition ‘ON’.