Question about 2001 Jaguar S-Type
How do I retract the calipers on the rear brakes to install new pads?
I fill you in what I learned today. I have a 2005 S-Type Jaguar and the dealer sayed it needed new pads in the rear. They wanted $300 just for the pads and another $150 or so to install. That $450 bucks to replace the brake pads only on the rear of the car. And of course, the extended warranty doesn't cover this, so I said no thanks. I found the best brake pads from Napa for $52. I purchased them through my brothers shop- saved a little. I done lots of brake pad replacements over the years, but not on a new car like the Jaguar. Well they are a little different and the frist one took me awhile . Here is the trick. 1) MAke sure the parking brake is off and you do this by starting the car, stepping on the normal brake and then pushing the parking break lever down while shutting off the car. 2) You then take the tire off, use jack stands to ensure safety.3) Take off brake callipers, 2 bolts and the brake pads should just fall off.4) take the anti-rattle plate off the old pads by prying it off carefully with a tiny screw driver- clean and then install on the new ones. 5) Here I release the the valve for the brake fluid. I did not want to damage the system if the fluid went back into the system when I retracted the calliper. You use some fluid, but you can add when finished. 6)You either need one of those brake calliper tools that you push the calliper in with and If you don't have the trick new one with the keys to turn the brake calliper cylinder, you can get by with the old version like I did and use a pair of channel locks to turn counter clockwise, while continuing to turn the tool. The cylinder needss pressure on it while you turn. This will put in in the proper place. 7) Ensure you have the slots up and down so that the pin in the pad fits up into the cylinder. you know this is correct when you have it perfect vertical and center within the calliper. Pay attention when taking off! 8) Set the brake pads in their proper place and then slide the calliper over them. IT should go over freely or else you need to turn more on the cylinder. 9) Tighten the bolts and replace the tire and you are done. Next side!
Hope this helps. -Dave @ email@example.com
Posted on Jan 19, 2009
The caliper piston will not go down without turning, a large allen about 1/2" will fit in the center, we presented the assembly with the old pads but not all the way to be able to fit the allen tool and turn when putting pressure to push the piston all the way in with a screwdriver.
Posted on Nov 28, 2009
Can I just add to that if you have the electric hand brake disconnect the battery. reconnect and after fitting the new pads pump out the brake. hold the pedal down with ING on then pull the handbrake switch up and hold for a couple of secs you should here it working then press it down still holding the brake on ING off and the brake is resett for new pads. They use a computer to do this at the dealer, if you don't resett there's a chance the brakes will bind.
Posted on Dec 01, 2014
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