How To Change Jaguar Brakes

Learning how to replace your own Jaguar brakes is a great skill. Changing your Jaguars’ pads is a great way to save money. Jaguar dealers can be expensive, and there may not be a dealer close to you. Changing your own brakes can be economical, and convenient to your schedule.

To change your Jaguar brakes, you will need the following supplies.

  • New brake pads
  • New brake rotors
  • Socket wrench set, C-clamp
  • Car Jack


  1. Check your current brake pads. When your brake pads are wearing down, you will usually hear a squealing noise when you slow down. This is a good indication that your pads new to be replaced. Depending on your Jaguar model, your dash may also have a brake wear indicator.
  2. Lift your Jaguar. Place your Jaguar on a lift, so that you can get under the vehicle.
  3. Remove the wheel. Take the wheel off on your Jaguar, so that you can access the brake unit.
  4. Remove the caliper. The brake caliper on your Jaguar needs, to access the brake pads. Once you change your pads, you can remove the brake rotor.
  5. Replace your brake rotor. Unbolt the brake rotor from your wheel hub. The wheel hub may be rusted from corrosion. Use a mallet to tap on the rotor to loosen the unit.  Insert your new rotor onto the hub.
  6. Reattach the caliper. The brake caliper will need to be reattached to the Jaguar. Use the same bolts which you originally used when you removed the caliper.

Tip: Test the brakes in a low traffic area. Your new Jaguar brake pads should function for at least 20,000 miles, depending on your driving conditions.

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