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Jaguar Brake Pads

Disk brakes in automobiles have a component called brake pads which are made of steel. They are bound with friction material at the surface facing the disk brake rotor. These pads use this friction to change the kinetic energy of the car into thermal energy to help slow down the speed of the car. The Experts have answered various questions on Jaguar brake pads, a few of which are given below.

How does one change the rear brake pads on a 2010 Jaguar XF model? Is there a special tool to turn the calipers and retract them?

The replacement of brake pads is similar to other cars with a few exceptions. To begin with, retract the brake caliper pistons with a special tool which helps to turn them clockwise. Universal rear caliper kits with various adapters should be available at any local spare parts dealer.

Next, remember that one has to change the brake pad wear sensor as well as reset the electronic parking brake motor. To begin with, in order to take off the pads, take off the caliper pin covers along with the 7mm hex/Allen pins. After this, look for the anti-rattle spring at the front of the caliper and take it off. Now get the caliper off.

Take out and replace the pads and change the wear sensor. It is advisable to have the rotor replaced as well. To do this, take out the anchor bracket which is held in place by 15mm bolts. Clean and lubricate the anchor bracket thoroughly with a brake lubricant of high temperature resistance before changing the pads.

Install the pads and check that the brake pad that has a spring on the top of it is the inboard or rear pad. Once this is done, press the brake pedal.

Finally, crank the engine, press the brakes, put one foot on the brake pedal and tug at the parking brake switch to reset the parking brake.

The brake pad light sensors of a Jaguar XF Luxury are constantly illuminated even after having changed the front set. How can these be reset?

Normally, on replacing the sensors, the warning lights reset themselves automatically. However, it is possible that the rear sensor may have become disconnected from the rotor as this tends to happen when the brakes wear out. Replacing the rear brake pads with the sensors should solve the problem.

The front left brake of my Jaguar makes a terrible grinding noise when applied. Can these be installed backwards? What type of brake fluid needs to be used?

This usually happens when the anti-rattle springs on top of the pads or anti-rattle clips on the anchor bracket which connect with the rotor have a problem. The backing plate needs to be checked to see if it is touching the rotor. To try and pinpoint the problem, the front of the vehicle may need to be raised with a jack and the tire spun to check for any noise.

The brake pads can be installed backwards but the issue may not lie with them. The brake fluid recommended is a DOT 3 or 4.

A 2010 Jaguar XF 3.0D has had the rear left brake pads refitted with new ones. However, the piston/caliper will not retract so that it can be refit. A wind back tool has been tried but the piston will not budge. What can I do?

A special tool which helps to apply pressure to turn the caliper pistons clockwise needs to be used. In case there is an issue with the piston turning, check if the parking brake cable is binding. Also try and crack the bleeder screw to see if that fixes the problem.

The front wheel of my Jaguar had a loud noise coming from the right front wheel after which the brakes got locked. The car was then driven for about five blocks to the garage during which the brake pads may have broken within the caliper. Would there be any damage to the caliper?

It is required to check the caliper to see if any damage has been caused to its piston and if it goes back into the bore. It is possible that the caliper has either become stuck or seized in which case it will need to be replaced.

After replacing the front brake pads and rotors on a Jaguar, both the front tires and the entire assembly were bent inwards at the top. The local garage owner said it needs a true alignment. What could have happened?

Typically, it is not possible to ascertain visually if the vehicle is out of alignment or not. In this scenario, the hub and rotor need to be removed once more, taken apart and reassembled. Also, the shims between the arm and brake caliper need to be fixed in exactly the same location as before and this will need to be rechecked at a garage.

If you own a Jaguar and run into problems with its brake pads, it can cost you a lot of time and money trying to fix the problem on your own. In this scenario, it can help to troubleshoot with an Expert right away. Direct all your questions and concerns to the Experts who can offer valuable tips and suggestions both quickly and at an affordable cost.
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