Mechanics

FRONT DISC PAD REPLACEMENT

2003 Jaguar XJ8

Jaguar, XJ8, 2003, 94,000, V8-4.0L
How do you remove the front disc pad housing to replace the disk pads? : D
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Captsulu
August 7, 2007.




Removal - Front (Brembo)
CAUTION: The Brembo caliper is aligned to the brake disc when it is first installed to the vehicle, therefore, care must be taken not to disturb this alignment. When removing the caliper, remove the bolts that secure the anchor bracket to the vertical link only. DO NOT loosen any other caliper bolts. Remove any brake fluid spillage immediately from paint, with clean water.

Open engine compartment hood and fit paint protection covers to fenders. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels.
Loosen brake fluid reservoir cap and position a cloth around the reservoir to collect any fluid spillage.
Remove the " R" clips from the brake pad retaining pins, remove pins and anti-rattle spring from caliper. Remove and discard disc brake pads. See Fig. 6.
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.

Check condition of the brake pad retaining pins and " R" clips. Replace as necessary.
Slowly retract caliper pistons into caliper. Install brake pads into caliper. Position the anti-rattle spring, install brake pad retaining pins and " R" clips. See Fig. 6.
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.
Fig. 6: Removing & Installing Brembo Front Disc Brake Pads
Courtesy of JAGUAR CARS, INC.
Removal - Front (Except Brembo)
CAUTION: Secure caliper housing aside. Do not allow the caliper housing to hang on the hydraulic hose, as this will damage the hose. The brake pad adhesive backing must not be reused, therefore always install NEW brake pads, irrespective of the condition of the original pads.

Open engine compartment hood and fit paint protection covers to fenders. Raise and support vehicle. Remove front wheels.
Loosen brake fluid reservoir cap and position a cloth around the reservoir to collect any fluid spillage.
Remove the anti-rattle spring from the caliper. Remove dust covers from the guide pins and remove the guide pins. Remove the caliper from its mounting and secure aside. See Fig. 7.
Remove brake pads from caliper housing and discard brake pads. See Fig. 8.
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.

Slowly retract piston into caliper housing.
Remove paper backing from pads to reveal adhesive shim. Install brake pads, insert clip located on back of inner pad into caliper piston. See Fig. 8.
Align and install caliper housing to carrier. See Fig. 7. Install and tighten guide pins to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS. Install dust covers and anti-rattle spring.
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.

Dave H
Nov 26, 2009.


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