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BRAKE PAD REPLACEMENT 2005XJ8

2005 Jaguar XJ8

Brakes problem
2005 Jaguar XJ8 V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 45K miles

I expect to need brake pads all around this spring. I have done brake work on many other cars, but this is my first Jaguar. Are there any special precautions which need to be taken when doing this work, especially when compressing the calipers? Thanks!
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Delbarba
January 24, 2009.




Removal - Front (Brembo)
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 disc brake pads retaining pins, disc brake pads anti-rattle spring plate and the disc brake pads. See Fig. 33.
Clean and inspect caliper and all associated parts.
Installation
Check condition of the disc brake pads retaining pins and disc brake pads anti-rattle spring plate. Replace as necessary.
Slowly retract caliper pistons into caliper. Install disc brake pads into caliper. Position the disc brake pads anti-rattle spring plate and install the disc brake pad retaining pins. See Fig. 33.
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. 33: Removing & Installing Front Disc Brake Pads (Brembo)
Courtesy of JAGUAR CARS, INC.
Removal - Front (Except Brembo)
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-Lock Brake (ABS) sensor wiring harness from the retaining clips. See Fig. 34.
Remove and discard the lower disc brake caliper guide pin retaining bolt and rotate caliper upwards. See Fig. 35.
Remove the disc brake pads. See Fig. 36.
Clean and inspect caliper and all associated parts.
Installation
Slowly retract piston into caliper housing.
Install the disc brake pads. See Fig. 36.
Rotate caliper into position and install a NEW lower disc brake caliper guide pin retaining bolt. See Fig. 35. Tighten disc brake caliper guide pin retaining bolt to specification. See TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS.
Install the ABS sensor wiring harness to the retaining clips. See Fig. 34.
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
Dec 31, 2009.


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