Monday, July 20, 2015

2007 Jaguar XK rear brake pads

Here is the how to for replacing your rear brake pads in your 2007 through 2009 Jaguar XK.

What you'll need:
Now to the procedure:

First of all, you need to suck out some of the brake fluid from the reservoir. You can do this with a plastic container, any you have laying around, and a "turkey baster". You can get a really good automotive "suck tool" at any advanced auto, look in the battery section. The name amazon gave to the one I have is Car Fluid Withdrawal tool and you can click on the link to see what i'm talking about.

Then you need the car to release the parking brake. You can put the car on neutral and remove disconnect the batery's negative terminal. This is important because when you are done you have to reset the position of the parking brake. If you don't disconnect the battery then the car will think that your pads are worn and will exert extra pressure on the caliper to maintain the desired tension, and your brakes are going to wear prematurely. This is why you read my blog because I only work on british cars and I know what I'm talking about. This is a very common mistake general mechanics make. Then the car wears the pads in a couple of thousand miles and they don't know why... When you reconnect the battery at the end of this procedure the car will ask you to step on the brake and apply the parking brake, when you do this the computer will relearn the new position of the caliper for the new thickness of the new pads.

 After that you need to set up the rear of your car properly and remove the rear wheels.


Once you do that, you need to remove the clip holding the floating caliper.


Make sure you are placing all your parts orderly. Now you have to remove the two plastic caps that cover the calliper pin bolts.


With the caps removed you can now use your 3/8 ratchet and your 7 mm hex to remove the two bolts.


Once you removed them you can clean them with a rag and set them aside. Now you can pull up the caliper.


Place the retractor tool in place like in the photo below with the right adapter. There is always information on the tool but with the pic I'm sure you can figure it out. With the right size wrench for your tool, turn the piston clockwise to retract it fully.


Grease the new pads where they make contact with the bracket.


Place the new pads in place, the one with the spring goes towards the inside of the car.


Catch the caliper bolts by hand first and then tighten with your 3/8 ratchet and your 7 mm hex.


Once you tighten both bolts place the black little caps back in place.


Now you can place the spring back in place. This is a bit tricky but is easy to do.


Repeat for the other side.

Now you can place your wheels back, tighten your lugs and set your car down. Once you do that reconnect the battery and fill the brake fluid reservoir with the correct fluid.Then get in the car and step on the brake multiple times until the pedal feels hard. Then retop the brake fluid. Now get in your car and turn it on, it'll prompt you to step on the brake and apply the park brake since you disconnected your battery. Your car will relearn the caliper position and you should take it for a spin.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for the great instructions, installation went very smooth, I followed all instructions including disconnecting and reconnecting battery but I can't get the pedal to come back, it is very soft, gets hard then soft again. ..any suggestions?

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  2. Thank you for the great instructions, installation went very smooth, I followed all instructions including disconnecting and reconnecting battery but I can't get the pedal to come back, it is very soft, gets hard then soft again. ..any suggestions?

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    1. Did you ever resolve this? If so please tell me how. I just did my rear pads today with the same result... very soft pedal.

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  3. This is a great sharing about replacing rear brake pads, thanks for useful guides you gave

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  5. Save money by doing-it-yourself. One of the greatest DIY projects you can perform is doing your own brake job. This repair is relatively simple. You just have to follow some simple steps that are broken down as follows: removing the old pads, removing and replacing the brake discs, and installing new brake pads. Let me show you how get this done.

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  6. That was very very easy. The first side probably took me about 45 minutes, just getting everything figured out. The second side, I timed it wheel on, remove wheel, change pads, wheel on: done 14 minutes. Super easy.
    Roger L
    Silverdale WA

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    1. Oops, I meant to add, the "easier yet" way that I did it was simply crack the brake bleeder valve with a little piece or fish tank air hose over it to guide the overflow brake fluid into a plastic container. This was easier than bulbing out fluid from the reservoir, etc. Each turn of the compressor resulted in a small amount of brake fluid coming out of the bleeder. super easy.
      Roger L

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  7. I have a 2015 XK and ordered ceramic brake pads for the front and rear of my car. My mechanic put the front pads on with no trouble, they came with the sensor attached. He says that the rear pads I ordered have no sensor connected and there is no where to attached the existing sensor. Am I missing something here or do the rear pads come with sensors?

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