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George H., ASE Certified Technician
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Trying to replace rear brake pads on my 2008 xf jaguar need

Customer Question

Trying to replace rear brake pads on my 2008 xf jaguar need to know is the thread for the rewind tool the same on both sides or is it different
JA: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?
Customer: 44000 miles and probably original
JA: Are you fixing your XF yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've removed the right hand rear caliper pads etc and need to know whether it the left hand or right hand thread rewind tool I need to use answer is it the same for both rears
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: Hopefully that will be fine
Submitted: 9 days ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

Hello I will help,

The left is left hand threads so turn it counter clockwise to spin it in. The right is conventional right hand threads so spin it clockwise to turn in.

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Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Right hand rear is right hand thread on UK cars
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

Right is right, all directions are as you sit in the driver's seat so it does not matter which side of the car you drive from.

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
I've tried turning the tool and it's bent the turning handle
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

Are you using a tool with a plate that presses against the opposite side of the caliper?

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Thank you

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Yed
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

So view the video and let me know if that is what you are doing, if the piston is frozen the caliper needs to be replaced but you may just need a more robust tool

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
It's sheared the retaining pin on the tool
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

So are you wedging the screw and preventing it from turning or are you turning the disc on the piston. There are tools that allow you to wedge the screw and it won't turn. You have to look at what you are doing against the numerous videos that are available showing the use of the tool

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
It's broke mate looks like I'll have to get it towed to the dealer thanks anyway
Expert:  George H. replied 9 days ago.

What is broke? The tool or the caliper?

If it is the tool get another, more robust one, if it is the caliper replace the caliper?

I do believe I answered your question though?