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99 V70R E-Brake

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99 V70R E-Brake

Post by kklepack » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:33 am

I can not help myself and during the "Shelter in Place" , so I was poking around and found that ebrake cable on driver side was cut and on passenger side it is pinched under sub frame so I'm planing to get both replaced. Are these any good?
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/6890/11 ... 86-9485386

Also, rear brake line are cracked (protective rubber) but not leaking.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/10719/1 ... et-9209896

So, I took back wheels off and removed rusty rotors and broke the brake shoe clip on one side. There are two per side.

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I have a dilemma removing the screw as it is rusted. Blasted with PB like 5 times in past 2 days and no luck so far. Any suggestions?

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm

63 seconds on the head with a propane torch and that bolt will come out like magic.

When it moves 1/4 turn, stop, apply pentetrant oil and wait 16.387 minutes , the ease it out

The new hardware kit at FCP is under $10 for scan tech and is ok quality
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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by scot850 » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:02 pm

I notice IPD avoid giving you the brand name. Be very careful with aftermarket cables, the last set I bought were Pro-parts Sweden and for a FWD. They were poorly made and were too short to be fitted correctly.

R rear brakes at least on a 99 are not unique unlike a 00 which are. Fitting the brakes is a challenge as you have to drop the rear trailing arm a bit to get the cable up over it as it runs between the body and the arm mount. There is a point where the cable is riveted to the trailing arm mount. Volvo mounted them from the top. What I did so as not to have to drop the rear trialing are completely, was to use a small washer on the top of the cable mount and fit the pop rivet from below. As it squeezes it compresses onto the washer holding it in place.

Adjusting the cable is the usual. Crank up until the wheel locks, then back off 2-3 clicks. Do both sides and then adjust at the brake lever until it locks the rear brakes at 4-5 clicks.

Abscate has a good suggestion for removing those rusty bolts. Otherwise try vice grips. That may work or it may just shear the head off which is not ideal.

Do not damage the rear brake dust shield as they are NLA for AWD P80's of any year. Take the time and clean then up and rust proof them for the long term

Good luck!

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by kklepack » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:33 pm

scot850 wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:02 pm
I notice IPD avoid giving you the brand name. Be very careful with aftermarket cables, the last set I bought were Pro-parts Sweden and for a FWD. They were poorly made and were too short to be fitted correctly.

R rear brakes at least on a 99 are not unique unlike a 00 which are. Fitting the brakes is a challenge as you have to drop the rear trailing arm a bit to get the cable up over it as it runs between the body and the arm mount. There is a point where the cable is riveted to the trailing arm mount. Volvo mounted them from the top. What I did so as not to have to drop the rear trialing are completely, was to use a small washer on the top of the cable mount and fit the pop rivet from below. As it squeezes it compresses onto the washer holding it in place.

Adjusting the cable is the usual. Crank up until the wheel locks, then back off 2-3 clicks. Do both sides and then adjust at the brake lever until it locks the rear brakes at 4-5 clicks.

Abscate has a good suggestion for removing those rusty bolts. Otherwise try vice grips. That may work or it may just shear the head off which is not ideal.

Do not damage the rear brake dust shield as they are NLA for AWD P80's of any year. Take the time and clean then up and rust proof them for the long term

Good luck!

Neil.
Neil,
Thanks for the response.

Parking cable is Pro-parts Sweden and it is like 3x less expensive that is why I was leaning to it and brake line is ATE. Should I just whip the cash and get blue box?

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by kklepack » Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:35 pm

abscate wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:10 pm
63 seconds on the head with a propane torch and that bolt will come out like magic.

When it moves 1/4 turn, stop, apply pentetrant oil and wait 16.387 minutes , the ease it out

The new hardware kit at FCP is under $10 for scan tech and is ok quality
@abscate - Thanks for the recommandation I will try that.

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by scot850 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm

The rider is can you afford to be without the car for a while if the Pro-parts cables are an issue. I personally avoid their products due to poor quality, but like many things sometimes they may get it right. If you can afford to wait for replacements if they are no good, then buy them and make sure your 100% check that all pieces are in the same position as the originals.

I had do over jobs, and the parking brakes cables are a pain on both FWD and AWD cars for different reasons. I like to do a job once over, so if you can afford to do so, I would lean toward Volvo OE parts. The originals lasted maybe 15+ years, a second set will probably see out the car. Plus you can be fairly certain the parts will fit first time (I am one of the people that has seen the drop in OE parts quality and fit).

Hope this helps. If you go the Pro=parts route and they work ok, let us know.

Good Luck!

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by kklepack » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:29 pm

scot850 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:38 pm
The rider is can you afford to be without the car for a while if the Pro-parts cables are an issue. I personally avoid their products due to poor quality, but like many things sometimes they may get it right. If you can afford to wait for replacements if they are no good, then buy them and make sure your 100% check that all pieces are in the same position as the originals.

I had do over jobs, and the parking brakes cables are a pain on both FWD and AWD cars for different reasons. I like to do a job once over, so if you can afford to do so, I would lean toward Volvo OE parts. The originals lasted maybe 15+ years, a second set will probably see out the car. Plus you can be fairly certain the parts will fit first time (I am one of the people that has seen the drop in OE parts quality and fit).

Hope this helps. If you go the Pro=parts route and they work ok, let us know.

Good Luck!

Neil.
Neil,
I took your advise and went with genuine blue label Volvo cables from eBay. Seller agree on $100 for a pair. Picked up also Volvo break shoes and springs. Still have to order ATE rear break lines.

Next step is to remove old rusted bolts and replace them with these or similar M8x14 bolts.
https://www.ipdusa.com/products/18583/2 ... vo-3516912.

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Re: 99 V70R E-Brake

Post by scot850 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:20 am

At that price for the OE cables it is certainly worth it! Rear brake lines are a bit of a trial, Start that PB Blaster now on the joins. I can't recall, but if you have to undo 11mm pipe nuts, then I strongly recommend purchasing the Snap On wrench for this job.

WARNING: The RHR pipe connection is a real swing to do! Be VERY careful because if you break the pipe, it runs up over the rear sub-frame where you cannot access it. It is then an sub-frame out job.

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