Volvo 240/740/760/780/940/960 1990-1998

Brake Shoes

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8

  1. Using the appropriate parking brake cable adjustment procedure, gain access to the adjuster and loosen it so that the tension is removed from the cable.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle safely
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  5. Remove the brake line-to-axle clamp, as required.
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  7. Remove the caliper and hang it out of the way. Be careful not to crimp hoses or lines.
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  9. Remove the disc. Don't attempt to remove the hub.
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  11. Using brake spring pliers, remove one retaining spring from the shoe assembly.
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  13. Remove the shoes from the vehicle, taking note of the location and placement of the adjuster.
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To install:
  1. Check for hydraulic leaks, worn components, and the brake shoes contact surface for signs of wear.
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  3. Thoroughly clean the hardware, surfaces, and backing plate with an appropriate brake cleaner.
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  5. Assemble the shoes with one spring and install onto the vehicle.
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  7. Install the other retaining spring.
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  9. Place adjuster in position and align shoes for disc reinstallation.
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  11. Install the brake disc. Check that the disc turns freely without binding on the shoes.
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  13. Reinstall the brake caliper. Always use new retaining bolts and tighten them to 42 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
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  15. Reinstall the brake line-to-axle clamp, as required.
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  17. Adjust the brake shoes (except 700 series) and then the cables, as described earlier in this section.
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  19. Reinstall the wheels.
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  21. Lower the vehicle.
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  23. Check the emergency brake for proper holding and adjust the cables as necessary. Full braking effect must be possible within 3-5 notches, after adjustment.
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Fig. Fig. 1: The parking brake shoes are retained by two springs, one at the top ...



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Fig. Fig. 2: ... and one at the bottom



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Fig. Fig. 3: A pair of needlenose pliers works very well to remove the springs



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Fig. Fig. 4: After the top spring is removed, take out the adjuster



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Fig. Fig. 5: When the top spring has been removed, the shoes can be removed with the bottom spring still attached



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Fig. Fig. 6: Thoroughly clean the parking brake backing plate prior to installation



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Fig. Fig. 7: Use a proper high temperature grease to lubricate the backing plates



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Fig. Fig. 8: Disassembled view of the parking brake shoes and associated hardware

ADJUSTMENT



Refer to the Parking Brake Cable adjustment procedure, earlier in this section.

 
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