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So, my car's in for routine service and I just got a call from the service advisor:<p>1) Faulty pressure sensors are causing the Anti-Skid Service Light....$800+ to fix. He recommended <b>not</b> replacing them. Anyone know if this is a reasonable DIY fix?<p>2) New front pads....$275 to fix. I recommended doing the job myself.<p>Is it just me or is $275 for a set of pads kinda CRAZY!? Okay, so I know the Search tool is my friend but is there a consensus on a good replacement pad? Should I just pick up a set of Volvo pads or are there better replacements? By the way, they quoted the pads at $142. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

Keystone Volvo charges me $150 per axle for brakes, I can get this done for about $120 anywhere else (your normal indie shop).<br>I don't know which sensor you need, get me a P/N and I'll se what I can get it for
 

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Mine is in for 60k right now, they called me and said they needed to replace the front pads. I think he said something like 150$, dont remember exactly. Going to be picking it up later today and I will get back to you.
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>2) New front pads....$275 to fix. I recommended doing the job myself.<p>Is it just me or is $275 for a set of pads kinda CRAZY!? Okay, so I know the Search tool is my friend but is there a consensus on a good replacement pad? Should I just pick up a set of Volvo pads or are there better replacements? By the way, they quoted the pads at $142. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What Jim said. Also, ask your S.A. next time he calls about the Summer to The Max promotion from Volvo - Brakes are $149.00 per axle. R's included, there no fine print about them.
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">1) Faulty pressure sensors are causing the Anti-Skid Service Light....$800+ to fix. He recommended <b>not</b> replacing them. Anyone know if this is a reasonable DIY fix?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would think that this would be covered under warranty. so if you dont replace them, youll have that error message going forward? hmm... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I know when I had that error, one of the clips on my sensor broke and caused that error, zip tie fixed it and was good to go.
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So, my car's in for routine service and I just got a call from the service advisor:<p>1) Faulty pressure sensors are causing the Anti-Skid Service Light....$800+ to fix. He recommended <b>not</b> replacing them. Anyone know if this is a reasonable DIY fix?<p>2) New front pads....$275 to fix. I recommended doing the job myself.<p>Is it just me or is $275 for a set of pads kinda CRAZY!? Okay, so I know the Search tool is my friend but is there a consensus on a good replacement pad? Should I just pick up a set of Volvo pads or are there better replacements? By the way, they quoted the pads at $142. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's about what Volvo is charging full retail for pads only. Of course, several of our sponsors charge less than full retail. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Needsdecaf)

Thanks, everyone.<p>I just found <A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/us/PublishingImages/Service/IN%20coupons.pdf" TARGET="_blank">this</A> on the Volvo website and called my dealer about it. I left a message for the tech and will see what he says after he calls back.<p>-Eric<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks, everyone.<p>I just found <A HREF="http://www.volvocars.com/us/PublishingImages/Service/IN%20coupons.pdf" TARGET="_blank">this</A> on the Volvo website and called my dealer about it. I left a message for the tech and will see what he says after he calls back.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Also on the SS homepage......and clearly states "ANY VOLVO".
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

If anything, brakes for the R should be <b>cheaper</b>, and they are a lot faster to change out pads on than the regular set up...
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

you can replace front pads in undr an hour yourself with a lug wrench, hammer, and a scratch awl.
 

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Changing brakes is generally a no-brainer. It's the time (even an hour) that is generally at a premium. But, $275 for pads just didn't make any sense.<p>Anyway, I spoke to the tech. He was completely unaware of the promotion and said he'd check out the site. I told him for $149 they should do it. He said, "Yeah, I would, too!"<p>Jim, when I talk to them later I'll ask about the faulty sensors -- to see if they can get the P/Ns for me.<p>-Eric
 

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I just put in the Hawk hps pads. Front and rear took me about an hour total. Easiest brake job I've done. The pads do squeal from time to time on light braking at low speed. But as far as performance and low dust they are awesome. I would definitely buy them again. Cost was 220 for front and rear.
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Changing brakes is generally a no-brainer. It's the time (even an hour) that is generally at a premium. But, $275 for pads just didn't make any sense.<p>Anyway, I spoke to the tech. He was completely unaware of the promotion and said he'd check out the site. I told him for $149 they should do it. He said, "Yeah, I would, too!"<p>Jim, when I talk to them later I'll ask about the faulty sensors -- to see if they can get the P/Ns for me.<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><br>On those failed pressure sensors, I would try a calibration before I replaced them. A lot of times they just need to be recalibrated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R is in for service....geez.... (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anyway, I spoke to the tech. He was completely unaware of the promotion and said he'd check out the site. I told him for $149 they should do it. He said, "Yeah, I would, too!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would speculate that (once again), Volvo forgot about the R owners.....though this time it was to the benefit.
 

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Definitely find out which pressure sensor. IIRC there are 2 on the front end under the bumper, 1 right by each front wheel, one under the passenger seat, one in the trunk.....I think that's it.
 

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Okay, spoke to the tech again...<p>Same P/N for both sensors...#30793669 --- 2 faulty pressure sensors on the master cylinder.<p>Car's ready...new brakes for $149. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>-Eric
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>stattine</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just put in the Hawk hps pads. Front and rear took me about an hour total. Easiest brake job I've done. The pads do squeal from time to time on light braking at low speed. But as far as performance and low dust they are awesome. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hawk HPS and HP+ are worse at stopping than OEM (though they may have less dust). Both of those Hawk pad compounds fall off RAPIDLY when MOT is exceeded. The OEM pads fall off much more slowly.<p>If the Hawk feels like it has more initial bite than OEM, it's probably because you're comparing it to a worn out OEM vs a new one. Better feel is usually also caused by flushing the brake fluid.
 
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