Question about 2006 Jaguar X-Type
If your car has antilock brakes, changing the pads is a bit different
than what most people are used to. With a normal (non-ABS) car, you just
unbolt the caliper, press apart the old pads to retract the piston,
the pads. This procedure forces much of the brake fluid out of the
caliper and back into the master cylinder. The fluid is put back once
you step on the brakes.
With an ABS car, you CAN'T force the fluid back; if you do you'll damage the ABS valve body (£800). Instead, you must open the caliper bleed screw and drain the excess fluid out of the caliper while you press the piston back into the bore. This is very important! If you force the dirty, water-contaminated fluid back through the relatively fragile valve body, you'll ruin it.
Also, did you know that you are supposed to replace all of the brake fluid in an ABS car once each year? That's different from older-style cars too.
Posted on May 15, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There is a special tool you need to do this. It is virtually impossible to do without this tool. I got mine from Harbor Freight for $20. the kit comes in an small orange case and has multiple heads and it pushes and turns at the same time. Do not use a C-clamp, it will damage the piston. This tool still does use some manual labor, but it is worth it when you save a few hundred dollars doing it yourself!
Posted on May 08, 2009
SOURCE: how to replace rear brake pads
Jack up car, remove wheel. There are two bolts that hold the caliper on. Remove these. Caliper comes off, take old pads out. There is a special tool to compress the piston back into the caliper (do not use a C Clamp on the rears.) Put new pads back on, re-install the caliper, and put the wheel back on. Pump the brake pedal until it is firm. Done.
Posted on May 27, 2009
Straight forward job. Remove wheels, remove 2 caliper bolts per wheel, check bolts,and bushings for wear/corrosion and lubricate, remove calipers, remove brake pads, push caliper pistons into calipers, replace anti-rattle clips, put new pads in, put caliper and bolts in, put wheels on. Start truck and press brake pedal several times to take up slack and you're done.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
first loosen the road wheel nuts. then jack it up. then remove the road wheel. then turn the wheel out (brake side) get a g clamp put one end on the caliber and the other on the outside pad and wind nice and slowly then remove the two bolts holding the caliber and put aside DONOT TOUCH THE BLEEDING NIPPLE OR REMOVE ANY OF THE RUBBER HOSES ON THE BRAKE LINES open the reserveor (BRAKE FLUID CAP) the disk (rotor) look for a retaing screw on it and remove it some cars havem some dont then tap the disk off asemably is the reverse of removel
Posted on Jul 08, 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
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