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Brakes and rotars

I have 39,000 miles on my 2003 s type jag. dealer says i need new brakes...ok he also says ithe pad and rotars can only be replaced together? i have never heard of this. is this true

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  • jherrick07 Jan 08, 2009

    the dealership is Union Park Jaguar in Wilmington,De



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No , pads are separate from rotors as are shoes from drums... The only time I have ever heard of this type of deal was when you buy calipers... you can get them 'loaded' with pads ...
There must be a small shop in your area that works on these beauties... have them do it...
HAVE to have new rotors every time you change the brakes.... did you tell them you are not racing it? They ,"dealers", aren't real straight their customers , Thus the nick name of 'Stealer' applies. They think they have you over a barrel because you drive a sweet ride . I would contact the Jaguar Co. and let them know of this issue with this 'stealer-ship' and see if there have been any other complaints filed.
What is the name of the dealer BTW? I'd like to call them and see about getting my brakes done there and see if they answer the same. My '05 has more miles on it (43k) than your '03 and I have it serviced at the dealer as well. And have never been told it needs to be done in sets...
Thats what they make brake lathes for for heavens sake...

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    ZappaNut Jan 08, 2009

    If your brake light came on that's a whole new ball of wax there. I am assuming that you took it in to have a scheduled maintenance done and they said the brakes need work.
    BTW , did you have the electronic parking brake revamped as per the recall in '05?


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If your Jaguar has Brembo Brakes it is recommended that you change both at the same time due to the alignment of the pads with the caliper. If you don’t have them you will be fine with replacing just you pads.

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Sounds like he's trying to get more money out of you. the only reasons you would need to replace your brake rotors/disks would be if they have worn below the recommended guidlines for your vehical which for that model as they are vented disks would be 28mm

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