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
- 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.
- Lift your Jaguar. Place your Jaguar on a lift, so that you can get under the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel. Take the wheel off on your Jaguar, so that you can access the brake unit.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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