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85 xj6 how do you remove the rear calipers on a 85 jaguar xj6

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  • Jusitn May 11, 2010

    your calibers are right on the rear axle, real close to the rear diff correct?


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Lift rear of car put it on axle stands or ramps remove bottom cover on axle remove locking wire on bolts remove brake pipe and handbrake cable undo bolts and bring it down disc

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Half inch socket with a 15 mm wrench to apply back torque, otherwise you will be ratcheting till the second coming. Look carefully for the 15 mm nut that spins while you are ratcheting. hold that with the 15 inch wrench, or just hold the socket in place, and the 15 mm wrench will ratchet instead. Remember after you take that bolt out to also remove the sleeve bearings and grease them.

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It's pretty tricky. I worked at a Jag repair shop for a few years and we had a wrench that was torched and bent all kinds of ways to get to the top bolts. You can get it with a normal wrench but it's alot harder. You don't have to drop the axles unless you want to do rotors, but the e-brake assembly has 2 hooks that go into the top of the caliper so be mindful of that.

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