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I assume the brake is stuck? If so do this,Lift handle until there is significant tension, then press the button WHILE pulling up at the same time. Now lower the brake while keeping the button depressed. __________________

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SOURCE: jaguar x type handbrake adjustment

car has 4 wheel disc brakes take off the rear pads and rotors u will see a set of shoes on the inside of that adjust thiem up and u should get alot more hand brake

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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SOURCE: Handbrake adjustment 1955 X Type Jaguar

There really should not be any adjustment necessary, the parking brake is self adjusting. When you first install new pads It may take several puls of the lever to get them set up.

The cables MUST be absolutely free moving, for the system to work.

The adjustment as pads wear is inside the caliper itself and it is automatic, there is a little lever on the caliper and it moves the pads ahead every time it is pulled. This lever can become sticky and not return after it is pulled. you can free it up by removing the lever and then removing the rubber dust sheild behind it. Then you clean and lubricate it.
When all is moving freely, the arm should spring back against a hard stop each time the cable is pulled.

There is an adjustment on the cables under the car, just behind the centre console. It normally does not need adjusting unless you replace the cables themselves.
To check the adjustment, you need to make sure that the little levers on the rear calipers are fully returned to their rest position, and make sure the handle inside the car is down. Then adjust the nut to take up the slack in the cables.

I dont think that they can screw up the calipers inside. I have had them apart and there is really nothing to bust. I suspect very strongly that the levers on each caliper are not moving freely.

Most places dont understand all this, even the dealers, so they sell you new cables and calipers. I know for a fact that you can make it all work if you get everything moving freely.

Posted on Jul 21, 2010

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Jaguar x type handbrake adjustment


car has 4 wheel disc brakes take off the rear pads and rotors u will see a set of shoes on the inside of that adjust thiem up and u should get alot more hand brake

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My 2003 Jaguar S-Type has a faulty Reverse Park Control system. When shifting into Reverse gear, a constant tone sounds until the gear is shifted into a forward gear or neutral. What are the usual causes...


This is a sensor fault. The easiest way to locate wich sensor is faulty is to get up close to the sensors when the car is in reverse gear (engine off) with the ignition on and put your thumb nail on the sensor face as this will amplify the ticking noise that can be heard from the sensors. No tick indicates a sensor fault.

To disconnect the system will just give you the same problem with the constant tone unless you disconnect the park aid module wich is located in the boot of the vehicle on the left hand side behind the carpet trim. Beware that the handbrake module is there so ensure that you are looking at the right module (it will say on it)

Sensors are not expensive unless you need to have them painted to body coulor as they come in black. Easy push in/out fitment from the behind the bumper. Corner sensors can be replaced with the bumper in situ but centre sensors require the bumper to be removed.

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Replacing front rotors on s type jaguar 2004,do i need to take top of brake fluid container,also do i leave handbrake on or of,thank you.


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Electronic handbrake will not release Jaguar S Type 2004


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There is apparently a software fix for this problem of the handbrake module locing up on low voltage. Who does this. thansk


I have not heard of this. If you get an answer please post as this is a common fault for all s types.

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Parking brake won't release but hand lever moves freely


Hi

Thanks for using FixYa. In Jaguar XKR the parking brake is controlled electronically unlike the cable ones. The voltage applied to the electronic Park Brake module is applied at the same time you start the engine, consequently on a very cold day the battery will be far less efficient and due to the extra power required to start a very cold 6 cylinder engine the voltage will fall.

Although this reduced voltage will quite happily start the car it will trip out the Parking brake. To help avoid this problem happening again switch the ignition to position 2(position just prior to starting) and press the chrome handbrake tab down while having your foot on the brake. The brakes will be released, the park brake light on the dash will go out and you can now start the car.

On the new XKR module the electronic handbrake is not activated by the gear shift as in the later S models so you can start the car and then release the brake when the engine is running.

Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or else revert for further assistance.


Thanks

Rylee

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