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NEW Parking Brake shoes/cables/rotors but Cable is kind of tight

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NEW Parking Brake shoes/cables/rotors but Cable is kind of tight

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I am almost done installing new shoes, cables, rotors on my 06' V70R.
Cables are Volvo
This car uses the fixed length "H" bar NOT the starwheel adjuster.
I found - even relaxed - that the rotor (new) fit over the shoes was actually pretty snug.

Secondly, I am finding that there is like NO EXTRA cable when trying to hook up inside.
I have the adjuster nut backed way down, so the threaded end of the pull cable is about 25% BELOW the surface (in the hole) of the adjuster nut - I don't dare go more.
Yes to get the cables over the hooks takes a little extra length even so - I am concerned that I am going to actually a have some tension present in the system once hooked - does this seem 'normal' or may I gain a bit once they ARE hooked up and I pull on things a few times.

Not much but my impression is that I wish the cables were like 5mm longer..........
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Re: NEW Parking Brake shoes/cables/rotors but Cable is kind of tight

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The cables are quite tight even when the brake is off - from my recent experience with P2 brakes on my 2005 V70

Pictures in thread - search under '2005 V70NAM56 parking' and you should find it.
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Thank you, makes me feel better.....knowning I"m not the only one!
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Re: NEW Parking Brake shoes/cables/rotors but Cable is kind of tight

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Double check those part numbers with your VIN in case there are different parts for 'R' models vs others.

Ive never replaced the cables on mine so I can't guide here.
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Re: NEW Parking Brake shoes/cables/rotors but Cable is kind of tight

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Have it all together now, working nicely, NOT dragging as I feared, cables seated in the spindles, nice action up front with the adjuster nut in a sensible position.
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