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Richard, Jaguar Technician
Category: Jaguar
Satisfied Customers: 15512
Experience:  12 years at a Ford/Lincoln Mercury and Jaguar dealer as technician and shop foreman.
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Parking brake will not set, brake pads and rotors replaced

Customer Question

parking brake will not set
JA: Have your brakes ever been replaced? Have you checked the brake fluid?
Customer: brake pads and rotors replaced about 2 months ago fluid flush about 4 months
JA: What is the model/year of your Jaguar?
Customer: 2006 xj base
JA: Are you fixing your XJ yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: hard reset, pump pedal then set brake switch
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I need to stop the beeping please
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Jaguar
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.
Does it say park brake fault or cannot apply parking brake? Any battery issues?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.
OK we may have a problem with the parking brake motor. I know you performed a hard reset but please disconnect just the negative battery terminal cable
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.
Then after 30 minutes reconnect it. Start the engine and a warning should be displayed apply parking brake.
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.
Then reset the brake and listen for the motor.
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I hear the motor every time it sounds like the brakes are setting then releasing
Expert:  Richard replied 10 months ago.

Ok could be the motor. Lets check the cable to make sure they are not loose or damaged. Unfortunately without a Jag factory tool we cannot read the fault codes but it does sound like a bad position sensor in the motor. Let me know.