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  • Wes
    Wes - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 4/6/2014
    My emergency brake is not working.
    When I purchased the vehicle the emergency brake handle could be pulled all the way back and nothing' would happen. I looked under the car and it looks like the cable is in the braking position and did not return to the off position. Is it possible to repair these ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If the cables are broken then you need new. It has to be determined what is wrong and diagnosing the parking brake and cable adjustments I do not think can be conveyed here. The parking brake lever pulls a single cable that becomes two cables which attach to levers that actuate the rear brake caliper pistons. So one rear wheel at a time it has to be determined what happens when the lever is pulled. Do the cable ends attached at the caliper levers move?
      4/6/2014 Wes
      They are stuck in the pulled position. Not sure I am doing this right.
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/6/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If they are stuck in the pulled position then either the cables are siezed in that position or the caliper levers are siezed in that position and the first move twoard diagnosis is removing the lever(s) mounting bolt / nut and pry off lever to see if that allows release of caliper and allows wheel to now turn. Might have to reinstall just levers only after separating from the cable. Not sure if there is another way to unhook cable from caliper unless you unbolt lever, going from memory here. You could try deadjusting the center cable where the slack adjustment is and that may allow removal of the cable ends from the calipers without unbolting anything.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 10/17/2013
    Cruise control inop after boost pump rreplacement
    I just had my power brake booster pump replaced and now the cruise control does not work. It indicates that is is on in the screen on the dash panel when activating that cruise control switch but nothing happens when pressing the set button
    0 answer
  • krikit373
    krikit373 - 2002 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 9/28/2013
    I have a P1572 code which is brake pedal sensor out of self alignment. I see two switches - 1 gray & 1 blue.
    I need to change the blue one? Are the two switches the same except for the color?
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/28/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Both different. One activates a few ms before other. If intermittent problem, hard to check. Just replace both.
      Easiest way is to have car running and press brake pedal, do not disconnect electrical connector. Turn 1/4 turn ccw and pull them out. Shut car off, disconnect electrical connectors. Plug new ones in then start car. Reinstall and enjoy.
      9/28/2013 krikit373
      Great, thanks.
      I found a new brake light switch (gray) on line, but cannot seem to find a replacement first read switch (blue, XR83 9F924-AA) anywhere. Any suggestions anyone please?
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/28/2013 HouseCallAuto
      One is a cruise control cutoff switch
  • klw23608
    klw23608 - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 12/23/2012
    Hi my jag brake keep closeing up on me when the car is in motion. The brake get hot in starts to smoke rubber.
    when brakes cool of they open back up again. I have good brake pressure but they will not open up when i take my feet off the padel. Help me
    • profsnl_killer
      12/23/2012 profsnl_killer
      I had a problem like this on an older truck, several years ago. The rubber brake lines going from the frame to the caliper/drums had a corroded interior liner, which would collapse when the fluid tried to return to the lines after releasing the brake pedal. The more times you pressed the pedal, the more pressure that was built up inside the caliper. try loosening the bleed-off screw to see if it relieves any pressure and tighten it back up. Loss of a little brake fluid is not going to hurt the pocketbook to eliminate possibilities if it isn't the problem.
  • locdowt
    locdowt - 1989 Jaguar Vanden Plas - Brakes - 12/13/2012
    Why do i have to pump the brakes to get pressure in the brake pedal?
    Do i have a problem with the brake power booster or is it something else?
    0 answer
  • mundine1
    mundine1 - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 12/8/2012
    Brake pader hard to push
    0 answer
  • cfm614
    cfm614 - 2003 Jaguar XJ8 - Brakes - 11/2/2012
    Abs light on an off occasionally why?
    then trac off too?
    0 answer
  • angel
    angel - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 10/13/2012
    How to change brake on rear ,cant close calipers
    0 answer
  • angel
    angel - 2004 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 10/13/2012
    How to close caliper to fit brake pads
    0 answer
  • AARON18
    AARON18 - 2002 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 9/4/2012
    Why are my DSC, CE, and ABS lights on?
    When I turn my car on the (DSC) faulty light comes on as well as the CE light, and the ABS brake light. It didn't do this before I had it serviced by a local mechanic. All he changed was my brakes. It does not change the cars overall all performance but I'm worried ...
    0 answer
  • Donald Ostrick
    Donald Ostrick - 2003 Jaguar XKR - Brakes - 7/30/2012
    My Jag has Brembo factory calipers. Which Akebono Euro brake pads with my car ?
    • Jimm
      7/30/2012 Jimm
      Akebono Part # EUR592 (rear), Part # EUR810 (front). Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,,, or for the replacement parts - such as these disc brake pads.
  • koolkam
    koolkam - 2004 Jaguar XJ8 - Brakes - 5/13/2012
    What would make my rear brakes wear faster than the front?
    I replaced all pads and rotors last year
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  • davidj
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  • JoeMike
    JoeMike - 1997 Jaguar XJ6 - Brakes - 4/13/2012
    My car would not start. A light on the top left of my dashboard is lit. It looks like a trumpet with an x over it.
    97 XJ6L w/180k miles. It appears to happen only when cold or warming up. Car hesitates to start but when it does it turns off when driving and I break. It occurs once in a while. Just noticed yesterday, everything was fine before except it looks like it needs power ...
    • Steve
      4/13/2012 Steve
      JoeMike ... the bad news is your description sounds like it is the oil pressure light. The good news is you can get it to go out by sloshing the oil remaining in the pan around so the pump picks it up. Try changing your oil and putting in a full (6 quarts maybe) quantity to see if symptom changes. You could have wrong dipstick installed.