Mechanics

UNEVEN FRONT BRAKE PAD WEAR

2002 Jaguar X-Type

Brakes problem
2002 Jaguar X-Type 6 cyl All Wheel Drive Manual 57000 miles

Hi just had my car in for oil change, mech stated uneven wear on brake pads. Right side good. Left side bad, could this be a calipher prob? Also do you have a step by step procedure to replacing front pads and rotors possible calipher thanks
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Bwood82
February 7, 2010.




Check for a sticking caliper !

FRONT DISC BRAKE PADS
WARNING: Brake dust, if inhaled can damage your health. Always remove brake dust using a vacuum brush. Do not use a compressed air line to disperse brake dust into the atmosphere.

NOTE: Brake pads must always be replaced in axle sets.

Removal
Open engine compartment hood and fit paint protection covers to fenders. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels.
Remove and discard the front brake caliper lower retaining bolt. Pivot the front brake caliper upwards.
Remove brake pads from caliper housing and discard brake pads.
Clean and inspect caliper and all associated parts.
Installation
CAUTION: Retracting the caliper piston may cause the fluid reservoir to overflow. Remove brake fluid spillage immediately from paint work with clean water. Make sure that the brake disc faces are clean before installation.

Slowly retract piston into caliper housing.
Install the brake pads.
Pivot the front brake caliper downwards. Install a NEW brake caliper lower retaining bolt. Tighten lower retaining bolt to specification. See DISC BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS.
Install front wheels. Install lug nuts and tighten to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Lower vehicle.
Ensure that brake fluid level is at the MAX mark on reservoir. Remove cloth and fit cap.
Start the engine and repeatedly press the brake pedal until brake pressure is evident. Top off brake fluid as necessary, bringing fluid level to the MAX mark.
Remove paint work protection covers, and close engine compartment hood.
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Dave H
Feb 8, 2010.
Thanks dave for all your time and help

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Bwood82
Feb 8, 2010.

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