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How to replace the rear brake pads on your Jaguar XK 2007 and up (with photos)

 
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Default How to replace the rear brake pads on your Jaguar XK 2007 and up (with photos)

I recently replaced the rear brake pads on a 2007 Jaguar XK and wanted to share the procedure with the forums.

Here is the link: jaghelp.com: 2007 Jaguar XK rear brake pads

Anybody has any questions or comment please comment criticism is welcomed
 
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Excellent post, I have always turned the rotors when replacing pads to insure proper break in. In this post however it was not done. Why?
 
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Excellent post, I have always turned the rotors when replacing pads to insure proper break in. In this post however it was not done. Why?
Just wondering why there would be a problem with break in , on a surface with no problems? Understand scratches, out of true etc. but dont really understand why the metal a mm or two below the existing metal will be superior or different in this regard.
 
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Excellent post, I have always turned the rotors when replacing pads to insure proper break in. In this post however it was not done. Why?

I suspect there will be some differences here but I have never had a rotor turned. They usually last if driven for normal street use in my experience up to 100K miles. If by some problem they warp then I would just replace them. Based on reading studies cutting rotors ends up getting them to the lower acceptable thickness which causes early replacement. As long as the surface is flat and score free then all I do is scuff the wear surface with emery or scotch bright . I use the usual 5 mph-60mph, 60mph-5mph pad break in process.
 
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I recently replaced the rear brake pads on a 2007 Jaguar XK and wanted to share the procedure with the forums.

Here is the link: jaghelp.com: 2007 Jaguar XK rear brake pads

Anybody has any questions or comment please comment criticism is welcomed
Thanks and it looks like a standard pad replacement. Although your example is with a 2007 XK I assume that 2010 and newer XKR is similar. I am disappointed that there is a need to disconnect the battery and hopefully there is another method . My bet is that there is a trick/work around that independents and even dealers use. It would be interesting to find out.
 
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Thanks Daxter; it's no big deal to disconnect the battery!
I always bleed the caliper fluid into a container; a habit from working on older vehicles..............just did it on our '97 M/H, dirty fluid.
Agree, no need to machine the discs unless a pulsing pedal.

Cheers, Adrian
 
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I used the factory scan tool because is available to me, just place the parking brake into service position, but someone at home would disconnect the battery... no biggie...

Is a standard pad replacement except the calipers are screw in.. and you have to reset the parking brake otherwise you'll create problems

It would be similar to an XKR unless u have performance brakes.
 
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Thank you for the guide! I used it last night to replace the pads and rotors on all 4 corners of my XKR.
I did disconnect the battery while the car was in neutral but later realized that
my code scanner my code scanner
would have done the parking brake reset.

If you're doing the rears, you're not going to get by using a pair of pliers and pressure to retract the rear caliper piston. You'll need the tool so make sure you have it before you start. I wish I had bought
 this one this one
but I needed it right away so I paid $50 for the smaller kit at Harbor Freight,
 
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Would it be necessary to disconnect the battery if only changing the front brakes?
 
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No. The battery disconnect is for resetting the parking brake. Front brakes are a fairly normal job.
 
 
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