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Volvo S80 Rear Brake Pad & Rotor Change

Ready for a Rear Brake Pad & Rotor Change?

How to on S80 (and other P2) Volvo rear brake pad and rotor change.
(I used the same procedure on our ’04 V70 – MIJ). Thanks, vegasjetskier!

vegasjetskier wrote:

“Here’s how to change the rear brake pads and/or rotor on your 2001 S80 T6. This might apply to other models or years of the P2 cars. Sorry if some of the pics are out of focus – it was tough to hold on to everything with one hand and work the camera with the other. I had to replace the disc and pads on one wheel of my car because one of the factory pads (yes, Volvo brand) was machined improperly and got stuck in the caliper. It kept the pad in contact with the disc and wore a bevel on one side of the rotor. This time I decided to use Akebono ceramic pads and a Centric rotor (the rotor that got ruined was a Brembo). Sorry I couldn’t include all the pics – there’s a limit of 24. Read through the whole post before starting any work.”

Tools and supplies you will need:

  • Floor jack (or use the jack from the trunk)
  • 10mm socket or end wrench
  • 13mm socket
  • Ratchet wrench
  • 7mm Allen bit
  • Flat Screwdriver
  • Disc Brake Cleaner
  • Rags or paper towels
  • Disc Brake Grease
  • New Pads
  • New Rotor (if you are changing the rotor)
  • Wire brush
  • 1 Gallon Paint Can
  • Hammer
  • Torque wrench

S80 brake job

S80 T6 2001 Rear Brake Pad & Rotor Change (Long)

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