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Old 02-19-2008, 09:27 AM   #1
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My mother in laws 2004 Jaguar X-Type needs brakes. All four corners are worn out. 40,xxx miles and her composite rotors can't be turned and need replaced....plus new pads.

Are you sitting down?


Jag dealer........$1900

Friend who works for a dealership........$1200

My cost for parts and free labor.....$600

Total Savings: $600-$1300


Please tell me theres not some special $900 wrench I need to do this in my garage.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:30 AM   #2
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Please tell me theres not some special $900 wrench I need to do this in my garage.
It's a Jag. You probably need a $900 wrench to take the wheel off.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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One of the rear caliper pistons turns in the counter clockwise. I think its the left rear but i dont remember.

The fronts are strait foward.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #4
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Nothing special needed then?
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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X-Type? You mean the rebadged Contour/Mondeo?
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #6
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was she auto crossing every weekend? 40,xxx seems a bit early for total break loss
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #7
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X-Type? You mean the rebadged Contour/Mondeo?
The car really is a huge POS. I remember having to drive it home one night on a lengthy trip and thinking how much nicer my LGT was.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:42 AM   #8
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One of the rear caliper pistons turns in the counter clockwise. I think its the left rear but i dont remember.

The fronts are strait foward.
are you serious?
thats ****ed up, i havent heard of anything like this.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:53 AM   #9
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was she auto crossing every weekend? 40,xxx seems a bit early for total break loss

Thems the breaks.
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:56 AM   #10
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:58 AM   #11
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was she auto crossing every weekend? 40,xxx seems a bit early for total break loss
Bitch, get back to work!
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:06 AM   #12
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are you serious?
thats ****ed up, i havent heard of anything like this.
im serious. I dont know how many guys I saw who said the caliper was frozen, untill you tell them it turns the other way even then its a big PITA cause the tools designed to do this arent meant to turn backwards so you have to put pressure on the piston while turning it in to get it to go back.

Also make sure you line up the cut out in the caliper piston with the locating pin on the back of the brake pad

You need a piston turning tool, that is the only special tool, you cannot compress the rear piston it has be turned in.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:18 AM   #13
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Turned? GTFO of here.

Ford sucks.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:29 AM   #14
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http://www.jaguarforums.com/forumid_19/tt.htm

not sure if these people do their own service work or not.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:30 AM   #15
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Toyotas and VW have used that rear caliper piston style for years. Just get the cheapo tool that goes on your socket wrench from pepboys to do it.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:30 AM   #16
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im serious. I dont know how many guys I saw who said the caliper was frozen, untill you tell them it turns the other way even then its a big PITA cause the tools designed to do this arent meant to turn backwards so you have to put pressure on the piston while turning it in to get it to go back.

Also make sure you line up the cut out in the caliper piston with the locating pin on the back of the brake pad

You need a piston turning tool, that is the only special tool, you cannot compress the rear piston it has be turned in.
You can rent those for free from Autozone; they just take a deposit.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:31 AM   #17
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was she auto crossing every weekend? 40,xxx seems a bit early for total break loss

no s***. still on my OEM rotors and pads. 96K and counting
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:35 AM   #18
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Turned? GTFO of here.

Ford sucks.
Yeah, somewhat common. My conquest has them, or at least something similar. The tool is a cube that fits on a socket with little prongs of different sizes coming out of each side for a somewhat universal fitment.

I just bought mine for like $8
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:36 AM   #19
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40,xxx miles and her composite rotors can't be turned and need replaced.

need TO BE replaced, or need replacING

need replaced...ugh, that sounds terrible.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:38 AM   #20
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no s***. still on my OEM rotors and pads. 96K and counting
<---50k and they're fine
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:38 AM   #21
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need TO BE replaced, or need replacING

need replaced...ugh, that sounds terrible.
he's from West Virginia...



And maybe she shouldn't own a JAG if she don't want to pay for da service.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:42 AM   #22
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No shizzle, before I got married my wife was taking her car to the dealer for everything because they treated her well. No surprise that they were treating her well, I got the mailer for her 60k mile service and the estimate was almost $500 and all they were actually going to replace was the oil, filter, air filter, cabin filter, and some fluids. The rest of the charges were labor to inspect parts. WTF? I went through their checklist, replaced parts and fluids, and signed the sheet as a tech. 3 hours and $100 later I saved about $400.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #23
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Tell us about motor oil, Doc
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:44 AM   #24
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And maybe she shouldn't own a JAG if she don't want to pay for da service.
Pretty much, Jag parts are ridiculous. Probably even worse than Porsche parts. I'll bet Sharky has some stories of taking in the pooper on ze parts from ze Germans.
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Old 02-19-2008, 10:47 AM   #25
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i just screamed the F word and threw my monitor across the room. that's outrageous.
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