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Parking brake adjusting

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Parking brake adjusting

Post by GraemeRBell » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:02 am

Any 1 no of any good videos to watch in how to adjust the parking brake on a Volvo XC90

I cant find any apart from in Russian would like to be able to hear and understand how it's fun as well as see it being dun
Any help on videos for this please been looking for 3 pluse days now

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Re: Parking brake adjusting

Post by ggleavitt » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:28 am

, as a couple examples.

If you wanted to put adjustable expanders in the rear and avoid doing the cable, this is a reasonable video
You can find the parts by doing an internet search for "brake adjuster fitting kit xc90 rear".
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Re: Parking brake adjusting

Post by GraemeRBell » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:32 am

Seen them 2 not to much help. I've got mine stripped rite now looks the same but following both mine don't do any thing like them am thinking the cable could be stretched past the point of no return

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Re: Parking brake adjusting

Post by ggleavitt » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:39 pm

You had suggested that you could not find a video in English, hence my reponse. This issue is also posted on MVS a couple times- see viewtopic.php?f=10&t=31716 , link inside the link for cn90's version of the rear brake job and subsequent adjustment.

It's a PITA, I've done in on mine 3-4 times over they years (I have new-ish shoes on both) and it usually takes a couple tries to get things right, vise grip on the front pulling while you hold the back and tighten up the barrel while keeping tension on the back. Volvo uses their own version of spreader pliers, I have a set of reverse pliers that I'll modify before the next time I need to do this job.

If you're to a point where you need more adjustment but don't think you can make it up with the adjuster alone (I'll guess the cable is NOT stretched), there's always the expander option. Think there's another adjustment up front on the pedal (reset), I've never had to do it and you'll want to find a copy of VIDA to see it for yourself how it's done.

Good luck with your repair.

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Re: Parking brake adjusting

Post by GraemeRBell » Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:49 am

Managed to get the parking brake to sort of hold but going to pull the brake pedal off to see if I can reset that as well or put on the adjusters upgrade on the back brake shoes

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