Volvo Coupes/Sedans/Wagons 1970-1989 Repair Guide

Parking Brake Shoe

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REPLACEMENT



See Figures 1 and 2

  1. Using the appropriate procedure described in the brake cable adjustment, gain access to the adjuster and loosen it so that the tension is removed from the cable.
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  3. Elevate and safely support the rear end.
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  5. On 200 series, remove the brake line-to-axle clamp.
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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. The hub is between you and the brake shoes but you can work around it. Don't attempt to remove the hub.
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  11. Using brake spring pliers, remove one retaining spring from the shoe assembly. (700 Series have only one spring.) Remove the shoes from the car, taking note of the location and placement of the adjuster.
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Fig. Fig. 1: Use brake spring pliers to remove one retaining spring

  1. Assemble the shoes with one spring and install onto the car. Install the other retaining spring, except 700 Series.
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Fig. Fig. 2: Remove the brake shoes, adjuster and springs

  1. Install the brake disc. Check that the disc turns freely without binding on the shoes.
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  3. Reinstall the brake caliper. Always use new retaining bolts and tighten them to 42 ft. lbs. (57 Nm).
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  5. On 200 Series, reinstall the brake line-to-axle clamp.
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  7. Adjust the brake shoes (except 700 Series) and then the brake cables as described in this section.
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  9. Reinstall the wheels and lower the car to the ground. Check the parking brake for proper holding and adjust the cables as necessary.
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