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2000 volvo s40 rear brakes locked up

Beleive someone used wrong brake fluid

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It is possible to use the wrong brake fluid but if that was the case I would expect no brakes at all as the rubber cups in the master cylinder would have swollen to the point of seizing in the cylinder or be turned to mush and you will have fluid leaking every where. I suspect the problem lies in the park brake mechanism in that it is over adjusting or is rusted and not releasing correctly. If you still believe that the wrong fluid has been added ( most brands of brake fluid will mix ok---vegetable base oils--- but not mineral oil) then completely flush out the entire system using metholated spirits then several pints of new brake fluid

Posted on Jul 25, 2013


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SOURCE: Brake vibration problem

could be a bad outer tie rod end or lower ball joint on the front suspension, to check jack up wheel (suspension supported) grasp tire and move back and forth, if you feel loosness you have a worn component. if there is no looseness then you have either an bad wheel bearing (excessive runnout) or defective rotors

did you replace All discs front and rear? if not , replace the ones that you previously didnt

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SOURCE: brake pad change

yes, the process is the same. the ABS sensor isn't physically attached to any of the brake components, so don't sweat it. (please rate my answer)

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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Pair of rubber gloves, Jack, 2 axle stands, Socket set, Pliers, Screwdrivers, Brake cleaner, Kitchen roll, Lead lamp or torch.

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SOURCE: Handbrake locked on rear wheel of volvo 440

Turn thr "Star wheel" between the brake pads with a screwdriver. Count the number of notches. Once you have the brakes freed up, reassemble and adjust using the same number of nutches in the opposite direction. You most likely have a cable stuck in locked position. If possible, DRY LUBE it. If not, Install a new cable or sleeve.

Posted on Mar 04, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2001 Volvo

My 2001 S60 just had the same issue. The "check brake light" error message on the dash and the brake lights not illuminating ( the upper center glass brake light would). I found that both bulbs had failed which I replaced. The fuse was okay but still the error message was found on the dash when the brake peddle was pressed. I purchasing a dealer $30.00 brake light relay and the problem is fixed. However, there isn't a diagram anywhere that shows which relay was for the brake light relay. In my 2001 S60, the relay is in the trunk, beneath the driver side removable upholstered cover. The relay panel has ~ 10ea of the same relays and a few other odd sizes. There is a vertical column of relays on the left and right. I found the brake light relay is located between two other relays on the upper right column. It was difficult to reach due to a larger relay on it’s right.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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