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How do I change the rear brake pads on a volvo 2000 S40

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How do I change the rear brake pads on a volvo 2000 S40?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Volvo
Expert:  Steve replied 8 years ago.


Here is the procedure for replacing the rear brake pads on your Volvo:




  • the hub cap and the wheel
  • the retaining clip and the brake hose from the support
  • the upper bolt from the locating pin for the brake caliper.

    Compress the caliper piston back into it's bore while rotating the piston in a clockwise direction. This does require a special tool to do this without damage to the caliper. Here is a link to a web site where you can see what this type of tool looks like, or purchase it if you wish:



    Once the caliper piston is depressed back into the caliper bore, then it is time to reassemble in teh reverse order of disassembly. The brake pad with the sheet metal wear indicator clip goes on the inside towards teh caliper piston.