I'm trying to help a buddy out with his brakes on his 2000 S70, I've done some searching but can not seem to find a good resource for the DIY job. Any suggestions or information would be greatly appreciated.<br>Thanks.
It depends what kind of job you guys are going to do. Basically -volvo brakes are no different from the rest of cars when it comes to changing pads, but if it's any more complex things like changing calipers, hoses, bleeding - then it requires some level of knowledge. Anybody with basic familiarity w/cars' mechanics should be able to do it, it's no brain surgery. However, if you ask for some writeup - I understand you don't fall under this definition of "anybody" In this case I suggest to not diy, but get somebody who knows what and how to do, and help him for the first time, learn some tricks. Remember that brakes are the most important part of your safety...<p>Good luck
Thanks, that's exactly what I had in mind. Have done a few sets of brakes on older cars but am a little wooried about the system on the S70. My thought being that it is a volvo there is a bit more to them than a 1983 chevy S10
Nuh, you should be fine then, done once - know all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Just need to pay some attention what you do, that's it<br>A bit of advise - if you do rears, you don't have to remove calipers. IIRC - just tap those two pins our and then you can slide the pads out and new ones -in (unless you need to replace/machine the rotors of course).
Not sure how different an '00 S70 is from a '98 V70 XC, but both the front and rear brakes on my XC were pretty straight forward. Fronts seem to be the same as many FWD strut cars I've worked on over the years (mostly VWs). Took me ~30 min. to do pads and rotors. That was in the driveway w/ just an impact gun for the wheels. The rest were hand tools.<p>Same pretty much goes for the rears. The only snag was having to bang the old rotors off w/ a hammer. They hadn't been changed in a while, and there was a slight ridge in the parking brake drum. Also, w/ my car, you can't change the rear pads w/o pulling the calipers. Again, took ~30 min. in the driveway.<p>Tonight is the big job, new front struts and control arms, and possibly a couple of motor mounts.