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  • Carlos
     
  • paulsnodgrass
    paulsnodgrass - 2006 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 10/29/2010
    What is right size brake discs to buy? They measure 12.4 inch/317.5mm rotors front and rear.
    You sell 300mm, 320mm, 326mm, etc. What size is best? Will they all fit?
     
    • Bobby
      10/29/2010 Bobby
      Hey paul this is a forum, if you have questions about parts your trying to purchase call the site that is selling them. this site links you to sites that sell parts, people seem to be confused that they do not sell them through this site the site you get connected to is who you would be buying them from. I'm sure if you call they will tell you which ones are right for your car.
  • rameez
    rameez - 2002 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 10/26/2010
    What will cause the ABS and TRACTION lights to come on and dash displays DSC system fault ?
    140000 km , fault lights always on.
     
    • AWACS E3 Sentry
      10/26/2010 AWACS E3 Sentry
      Get it scanned first and then you will discover why it lit up in the first place, post the code here, we can help you. Definitely it indicates a fault has occurred in the ABS system. What happens next depends on the nature of the fault. On most applications, the ABS system disables itself if the ABS warning light comes on and remains on. This should have no effect on normal braking. BUT!!! ABS will NOT be available in an emergency situation or when braking on a wet or slick surface.
    • yboy82
      10/26/2010 yboy82
      DSC (dynamic stability control) the system includes your anti-lock brake system, yaw/lateral control, full speed traction and it manages the braking system to improve the driver control of the vehicle. It monitors your steering wheel angle, front/rear wheel speeds, yaw and lateral rate acceleration and master brake cylinder. It is wise to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to know the fault of your lights since the dynamic stability controls is so broad. You can visit this link to have more idea about it http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/showthread.php

  • rameez
    rameez - 2002 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 10/26/2010
    What will cause ABS and Traction malfunction lights to come on , ? Dash displays DSC system fault.
    140000 km, fault lights always on ,
     
    • AWACS E3 Sentry
      10/26/2010 AWACS E3 Sentry
      Get it scanned first and then you will discover why it lit up in the first place, post the code here, we can help you. Definitely it indicates a fault has occurred in the ABS system. What happens next depends on the nature of the fault. On most applications, the ABS system disables itself if the ABS warning light comes on and remains on. This should have no effect on normal braking. BUT!!! ABS will NOT be available in an emergency situation or when braking on a wet or slick surface.
    • yboy82
      10/26/2010 yboy82
      DSC (dynamic stability control) the system includes your anti-lock brake system, yaw/lateral control, full speed traction and it manages the braking system to improve the driver control of the vehicle. It monitors your steering wheel angle, front/rear wheel speeds, yaw and lateral rate acceleration and master brake cylinder. It is wise to diagnose your vehicle with a scan tool to know the fault of your lights since the dynamic stability controls is so broad. You can visit this link to have more idea about it http://www.jaguarforums.com/forum/showthread.php

  • mike
    mike - 2002 Jaguar X-Type - Brakes - 10/18/2010
    How do i get the caliper piston to go back in?
     
    • Tifosi
      10/18/2010 Tifosi
      Why whats happening? Because if i will answer your question directly, its just a matter of using a c-clamp to compress the piston but i believe there is more to it.
  •  siliki kamara
    siliki kamara - 1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas - Brakes - 10/15/2010
    How much cost to change brankes
     
  •  siliki kamara
    siliki kamara - 1998 Jaguar Vanden Plas - Brakes - 10/15/2010
    What's the price to change brakes?
     
  • robert
    robert - 1994 Jaguar XJ6 - Brakes - 10/14/2010
    Hard starting has good fuel pressure and spark
     
    • Nissan Technical Advisor
      Did you check if you have enough battery charge? Check also if you have spark, maybe spark plug are worn to excess or the current flow on its cables are intermittent. Check those parts and replace it if necessary.
  • tpw
    tpw - 1987 Jaguar XJ6 - Brakes - 9/24/2010
    Rear brakes frozen open...
    ...what will it cost to fix parts&labor and labor only. Worst case!
     
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  • Scott Kesick
    Scott Kesick - 2003 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 9/14/2010
    Any tricks to know when changing rear brakes on 5 speed
     
    • Ladiesman217
      9/14/2010 Ladiesman217
      None really, unlike the Benz wherein you have to disconnect the SBC

      Loosen all of the lug nuts on the front tires with the tire iron. Place the wheel chocks behind the rear tires. Place the car in park, but do not set the parking brake.

      Position the floor jack beneath the axle of the car and jack it up until there is two inches of clearance between the ground and the tire. Place the jack stands underneath the same axle to support the car. Remove the lug nuts and the tire and set them aside.

      Remove the bottom restraining bolt on the brake caliper mounting bracket with the socket wrench. The mounting bracket is the half-moon shaped bracket located directly behind the tire, on the rotor. Hang the bottom half of the bracket up in the wheel well with the rope to remove and strain on the brake line.

      Remove the brake pads from the bracket by pulling them out by hand.

      Compress the brake caliper cylinder using the C-clamp. Position the C-clamp so that the stationary end is against the rear of the bracket and the movable end is pressed against the brake caliper. If the clamp slips off of the caliper, put one of the old brake pads between the clamp and the caliper for added hold. Compress the caliper until it is flat against the back of the bracket.

      Set the new brake pads into their place in the bracket. The pads are universal, as far as which side of the bracket they go on. Use one boxed set per wheel and make sure that the black brake material of the pads faces towards the rotor.

      Untie the bottom half of the bracket and bolt it back onto the rotor. Bolt the tire back on with the lug nuts, but only tighten them by hand or the wheel will spin. Lower the vehicle and then tighten the lugs with the tire iron.
  • aeepee
    aeepee - 1993 Jaguar XJ6 - Brakes - 7/31/2010
    What would cause your brakes to have no cushion
     
    • aeepee
      7/31/2010 aeepee
      what would cause your brakes to become hard
  • Arnold Michel
    Arnold Michel - 2008 Jaguar Super V8 - Brakes - 7/30/2010
    Are Brake Dust Shields O.K. for this car.
     
    • Blackwater
      7/30/2010 Blackwater
      Yes its completely ok. I don't see anything wrong with that move.
  • Robert R
    Robert R - 2001 Jaguar XJR - Brakes - 7/18/2010
    I will be replacing front brake discs (rotors). Are the prices on the web-site for ONE or TWO discs? Same for "brake pa
    Same question applies to brake pad sets. One or two pads?
     
    • sal
      7/18/2010 sal
      brake pads come in a set of 2 so when you buy 1 box of front brake pads you get what you need to do the front but rotors you buy 1 at a time so you would need 2 but on the web some sites sell rotor and pad sets.
  • HONDA PARTS CONNECTION
    HONDA PARTS CONNECTION - 2007 Jaguar XK - Brakes - 7/8/2010
    Where is the abs pump located
     
  • craig.floyd
    craig.floyd - 2002 Jaguar S-Type - Brakes - 6/3/2010
    How do I depress piston on rear brakes
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      6/3/2010 HouseCallAuto
      It rotates clockwise while pushing inward. There is a special tool for this.