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440 GLT 1994-Rear Disc Brakes-handbrake adjustment!

Discussion and advice for 440, 460, 480 owners.

1986 - 1997 440
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440 GLT 1994-Rear Disc Brakes-handbrake adjustment!

Post by booker » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:41 pm

Rear disc brakes on my 440 have a handbrake lever-arm with the handbrake cable attached-both sides of course. The lever-arms,which are spring loaded- for return-, apparently move the caliper pistons to lock the pads onto the rear discs when the handbrake is applied.
I have located an adjuster on the inside of each caliper near the handbrake lever-arm which is hard to figure out i.e. how does this thing work? how do you set the handbrake up properly? The adjuster is a 4mm allen head recessed screw which moves about 180 degrees from stop to stop-no more
Currently the handbrake can be fully applied with no braking at all.
1.The pads have about 75% life in them-plenty of thickness there.
2. The arms are moving properly on both sides when the HB is applied.
3. The pistons are not seized as I have tested them for movement when the footbrake is applied.
Any help,comments for the adjustment technique is very much appreciated (asap). :)



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Re: 440 GLT 1994-Rear Disc Brakes-handbrake adjustment!

Post by billofdurham » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:25 am

Welcome to Matthew's Volvo Site.

This information is from VADIS:
440 handbrake.pdf
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1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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Re: 440 GLT 1994-Rear Disc Brakes-handbrake adjustment!

Post by booker » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:37 pm

Thanks billofdurham, for the pdf as it helped-sorry for delayed reply. What I found though was that the 4 mm allen screw that adjusts the brake pad against the disc was partly seized along with the interior working mechanism. I had to purchase a new caliper-here in Australia $200.00- had to bite the bullet as there seemed no easy fix on this thing
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Re: 440 GLT 1994-Rear Disc Brakes-handbrake adjustment!

Post by billofdurham » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:04 pm

Thank you for the update.

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Work was good - retirement is better.

1996 850GLT 2.5 20v Estate Manual.
1995 Peugeot Boxer 2.5Tdi Autosleeper.
Previously:
1984 244DL, Manual, Beige.
1987 744GLE, Manual, Green.
1991 960 3.0 24v, Auto, Silver.
1994 940T Wentworth, Auto, Blue.

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