[E-Type] Brake Lockup

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end. Before
i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyone knew of any other things
(simpler) i might look at first.

I appreciate any input.

Thanks,
JMcLaren
69 OTS

There’s a rubber brake line hose that connects the rear end to the body.
Make sure it hasn’t collapsed internally. This can prevent the fluid from
returning after the pedal is released.
Jim Carney
S1 FHC 885237-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of John McLaren
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 6:59 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Brake Lockup

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end. Before
i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyone knew of any other things
(simpler) i might look at first.

I appreciate any input.

Thanks,
JMcLaren
69 OTS

I’ll second that!

change the flex hose, you should change the front hoses at the same time as
preventative measure.

MT

At 08:21 AM 3/27/2000 -0600, you wrote:>There’s a rubber brake line hose that connects the rear end to the body.

Make sure it hasn’t collapsed internally. This can prevent the fluid from
returning after the pedal is released.
Jim Carney
S1 FHC 885237

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of John McLaren
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 6:59 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Brake Lockup

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end. Before
i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyone knew of any other things
(simpler) i might look at first.

I appreciate any input.

Thanks,
JMcLaren
69 OTS

…stop the presses…
Before you pull it down, replace the rubber brake line feeding the
rear cage. As they get old, they swell internally and block the flow of
fluid.
LLoyd

John McLaren wrote:>

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end. Before
i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyo

Thanks all on the brake lockup.
All hoses were changed last year. Only rears are locking. Fronts are cool
as a cucumber.
Looks like its time to drop the cage. Anyone strongly suggest i change
braking system? Only drive recreationally.

JMcLaren

At 06:27 AM 3/27/00 -1000, Major Tom wrote:>I’ll second that!

change the flex hose, you should change the front hoses at the same time as
preventative measure.

MT

At 08:21 AM 3/27/2000 -0600, you wrote:

There’s a rubber brake line hose that connects the rear end to the body.
Make sure it hasn’t collapsed internally. This can prevent the fluid from
returning after the pedal is released.
Jim Carney
S1 FHC 885237

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of John McLaren
Sent: Monday, March 27, 2000 6:59 AM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Brake Lockup

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end. Before
i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyone knew of any other things
(simpler) i might look at first.

I appreciate any input.

Thanks,
JMcLaren
69 OTS

Just another thought…I was under my car yesterday, doing some
maintenance work (as opposed to just lying there basking in the glory of
the underside of an e-type) and noticed that the solid brake line going to
the rear, had a dent in it about 5 or 6 inches back from the flexible hose.
Althoug I don’t SEEM to have any braking problems, perhaps along the same
lines as a trashed flexy hose, this kind of thing could cause similar
problems as being encountered in the attached, and be worth checking out??
The rear discs look shiny on my car, so I’m assuming that the pads are at
least touching the discs. However, I’ve suspected that I’m not getting
the best out of my brakes and will most likely put a new piece on brake
line in.

Les

MT

At 08:21 AM 3/27/2000 -0600, you wrote:

There’s a rubber brake line hose that connects the rear end to the body.
Make sure it hasn’t collapsed internally. This can prevent the fluid from
returning after the pedal is released.

Looking for advice…
My rear brakes have recently started to drag–not releasing. In all
previous cars i have owned, this meant that it was time to redo the
calipers. On the Jag that means i need to drop the whole rear end.
Before>>i got into that, i thought i would ask if anyone knew of any other things

(simpler) i might look at first.

To all who replied to my rear brake lockup problem:
Thank you very much. It is so nice to have a pool of fellow owners that can
share their experiences.

Since it is necessary to remove the hose before dropping the cage anyway, i
will definitely check it out first.

JMcLaren
69 ots