SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
S70 Brake Job Advice Needed

Due to circumstances I cannot replace my 2000 S70 GLT SE's brakes myself so last time it was needed instead of going to the dealer as I have in the past I had the work done by Firestone. Well about after time the brakes are still in excellent condition with the exception that the left front "squeals" occasionally. I mean a noise from hell. The is no pattern as to when it will squeal. It may happen once in awhile, happen during must braking or even go days with squealing. I've had all the brakes checked at 3 other independent shops and everything looks fine. I do realized that there are liquid treatments that be applied to that one brake but the cost in labor alone makes me just put up with the noise.<p>I would like to know if in the future I should just chuck it in and go back to the dealer or could you recommend a national brake shop that can do a good job on my S70? Or is there yet another alternative? <p>All comments welcome.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Re: S70 Brake Job Advice Needed (justice)

Pads sound like they got glazed over or your caliper is occasionally hanging up. If the caliper is indeed hanging up, the slide pins need to be lubricated and new dust boots installed. Glazed pads= new pads
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Re: S70 Brake Job Advice Needed (heavyiron)

Dumb question. How do I find out if indeed the pad is glazed and the dust boots are ruptured? Go to a dealer or Volvo shop is the answer I assume you will give.<p>Thanks,<br>Louis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Re: S70 Brake Job Advice Needed (justice)

1. jack up car and remove wheel from corner that is squealing.<br>2. Remove two bolts on backside caliper that hold it onto the caliper bracket.<br>3. Inspect pads for glazing. - Pad surface will appear overly shiny and smooth. Normal pad wear will show a slightly rough surface like 300 grit sandpaper<br>4. Inspect slide pins and rubber boots. (The bolts you removed to get the caliper off are the slide pins) If dry grease them if boots are torn replace them. Should be able to have it all doe in about 30 minutes. No need to go to shop unless you would prefer to stay clean. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
Top