Question about 2001 Volvo S40
My 2001 s40 volvo brake pedal has minimal resistance when the vehicle is turned on. The car has the ability to stop however the brake pedal is very soft and only has about 25 percent resistance which is causing extended braking time. When the vehicle is turned off the resistance returns to a more acceptable position when brakes are applied. I have replaced the master cylinder, front and back brake pads and rotors. The rear right caliper has also been replaced and the lines have been bleed many times. I did see an improvement when bleeding right rear, right front, left rear, left front vs. both rear and then both front. Is there anyone who has had this problem? Any input would be greatly appreciated
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've always bled those the conventional way. Have an assistant slowly press up and down on the brake pedal and hold down while you crack open the bleeder valve at the caliper and make sure you have a nice steady stream of fluid coming out with no air. I like to do it a couple of times to make sure there is no air in lines after I get the steady stream. Make sure you don't run out of fluid in your master cylinder (I know this could be a stupid comment).
Posted on Jun 29, 2008
SOURCE: Frozen rear caliper
usually a bad bearing will cause a bad angle/pressure on the pad which causes caliper to get uneven pressure on piston. causing a freeze. other thing is bad alignment due to bad bushings on the control arms.
Posted on Oct 10, 2008
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1. Remove the driver's side soundproofing panel
2. Remove accelerator pedal
3. Fold carpet back. Remove 3 retaining screws, and fold up cover
4. Remove filter by pulling it out behind the brake pedal
NOTE: The direction of air flow is indicated on the top of the filter.
5. To install the filter, ensure that the filter is installed with the text side acing up and so that the arrows on the filter point straight back into the vehicle
6. Install air filter by compressing it slightly and inserting it behind the brake pedal.
7. Clamp the cover in place at the rear edge. S
8. crew the cover into place at the front edge using the 3 screws.
9. Fold back the carpet.
10. Install the accelerator pedal
11. Install the soundproofing panel
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