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E-brake doesn't work...

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Post by CarVolvo » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:43 pm

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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by cn90 » Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:32 pm

Thank you Lee for the detailed DIY. I have done many Parking Brakes in different cars before, but I have a question re hardware kit.

I want to replace the Parking Brake Shoes, and during that process want to change the hardware kit too.
From my research on different online vendors (FCP, eeuroparts etc.), they sell "Scan-Tech":
http://fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-parki ... 70-s70-v70

Normally I hate Scan-Tech but has anyone uses this hardware kit by Scan-Tech before?
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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by Ozark Lee » Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:09 am

It would be hard to screw up a brake hardware kit but if it can be screwed up I think Scan Tech could pull it off. In my case I just cleaned up and re-used the old stuff. I know that is a "non answer" answer but I have no real guidance based on experience.

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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by cn90 » Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:24 am

Thanks Lee,

I just looked at the link I posted above. The Volvo dealer sells these parts separately.
So they are below if people want to use Volvo OEM part (instead of Scan-Tech!). Search for qty needed.
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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by schmidm90 » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:02 pm

I was trying to replace my parking brake the other day and had a few difficulties. I had the rotors machined and was going to replace the parking brake pads as well. I re-assembled everything and then the rotors would not fit with the hardware. I realized while replacing the shoes the cable were stuck as well. I just ordered new cable and plan to try and replace the pads again. If the cable were stuck could this be the reason why the new pads wouldn't fit?

Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by Ozark Lee » Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:13 pm

If the cable were stuck could this be the reason why the new pads wouldn't fit?
It very well could be the reason depending on what position the cable got stuck in.

If you can snap a picture of the actuator at the bottom of the parking brake assembly and post it back we can tell for sure.

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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by schmidm90 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:37 pm

So the new pars I ordered were for a V70 not a V70XC.... Have to be more careful when I go through ebay again. I figured out the reason was the cables because once the cables were out I could fit the new pads in. The other question I had was it looks like the cable was clamped onto the mechanism to apply the parking brake. Is this possible? At the junkyard I saw how most cable slide into the mechanism, but mine doesnt have it. I will try to post a picture but is this just on the V70XC and how would I connect the new cable?
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Post by holler1 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:45 pm

The new cable should have a piece on the end that looks like the lower left piece on the picture. You can see where the old cable was cut or wore out. You need to drive out the pin that holds the cable end to the actuator, then connect the new cable end. The pin should slide out and back in fairly easily. When it's in position, it is held together by being inside the larger part of the actuator. After connecting the new cable, check to make sure the actuator parts move together easily. The part of the actuator that connects to the cable should move through the other part until about 1/2 inch of it is sticking out thru the other part.
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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by holler1 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:58 pm

cn90 wrote:Thank you Lee for the detailed DIY. I have done many Parking Brakes in different cars before, but I have a question re hardware kit.

I want to replace the Parking Brake Shoes, and during that process want to change the hardware kit too.
From my research on different online vendors (FCP, eeuroparts etc.), they sell "Scan-Tech":
http://fcpeuro.com/products/volvo-parki ... 70-s70-v70

Normally I hate Scan-Tech but has anyone uses this hardware kit by Scan-Tech before?
I just replaced my ebrake shoes, and tried a set of Scan-Tech springs. In my opinion, the Scan-Tech springs are weaker than the originals. I stretched one beyond its elastic limit in just putting it on, and the spring ended up about 1/4 inch longer than it should have been. After that the spring wasn't strong enough to pull the shoes back into the proper position after pulling and releasing the ebrake. I went back to the original springs. Here's a picture showing the"stretch".
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Re: E-brake doesn't work...

Post by schmidm90 » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:09 pm

So far taking mine out all my original springs are still good (knock on wood). I am going to get new cables tomorrow from the stealership and put it in with new pads. I have checked everywhere and almost all of the places I looked were around $50-$60 per cable except FCP Groton(who is out and wont get any for 3 weeks). I would like to finish it this weekend and it looks like going volvo is my only choice....Thanks for all the feedback guys! I will post some more pictures once I get it all back together!! Your replies are greatly appreciated!
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