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How do i adjust the foot parking brake on a 2004 volvo xc90 front wheel drive

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Go under the car and you will see the cables that go to the parking brakes, there is a rod and nut that is the adjuster.

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I bought used xc90 t6 and i notes it is only 2 wheel drive and after checking i notes that the shaft is removed may that effect my car?


It can. It needs to be looked at first, by someone you trust, second, by someone who knows Volvo 4 and all wheel drive systems. Now, it very well could have been that one of the U-joints went bad and they didn't want to repair it or.... it may have had a transfer case or front drive axle issue. In this order of probability 1. bad joint 2. t-case issue and last 3. front drive axle issue. If it had an axle issue, I'm pretty sure that other noises and issue would be present though, so look at 1 and 2. Let me know.

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How to adjust parking brake xc90 2007 v8


0. Put you car in "P" and DO NOT press the parking brake with you foot.
1. Lift up your car (about 4 feet to work easily)
2. Remove the back wheels.
3. Remove the two plugs from the combined drum / disc brake.
(it's in the middle part of the drum on the outer surface)
4. Grab a regular screwdriver and start adjusting by turning the 2 bolts inside the hole where you removed the rubber plugs.
5. Once you are ready, put back the plugs + mount the wheels.

Note: Please do not over-tighten the setting / calibrating bolts. You will NOT feel it! The best setting is, when you can still turn the drum with your hands, but you already hear that inside the drum the brake pads are slightly in contact with the drum.

USE GLOVES, as it's a dirty job.

This is some more info just because you have removed the wheels. I mean, if you have a bit more time you may do a short check (this is not related to the parking brake adjustment but highly recommended):
Once you have your car lifted and the wheels remove,
check also the silents and the shock absorbers for leeks. Also check the brake disks for thickness and how even they is. Check the thickness of the brake pads. If they are less than 2-3 mm I'd change them too! Not a big work, I can send you a 5 minute video hoe to do it.
You can clean the brakes with a brake cleaner once your car is lifted.
When re-mounting the tires use Zink-spray around and on the bolts of the wheel. This will help you removing them next time or at the next tire change. DON'T SPRAY IT ONTO THE DISKS!!!

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2004 volvo xc90 aw drive new front brakes and rotors and now the pedal goes to the floor and it does not stop as well i have double checked my work and bleed the brakes in the order volvo says to any ideas...


This sounds to me like classic air in the lines. It is also possible that you are low on brake fluid, but having just bled the brakes this seems unlikely. I think what needs to be done is a re-bleed, ensuring the brake fluid level does not get too low in the process, and then you need to ensure that the bleed nipples and the brake lines are sealed properly. Good luck!

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My steering wheel shakes alot n need to tighten it,how do i go about this


shakes how? when driving down the road or with car parked wheel moves side to side and up and down, if its while driving you may have a bad tire or loose parts in steering components , like a tierod end.

Nov 06, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC90

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The parking brake on my Volvo XC90 does not release when pulling on the release lever, can I release it manually so that I can drive it to the shop for repair?


Not from up top inside the car if it's frozen.

Sounds like it's been engaged quiet tight. So start the vehicle try depressing the release button and lifting up firmly instead of trying to immediately push downward on it to release.

Do that while lightly easing the vehicle in reverse if parked downhill to take pressure of the brake or in drive if parked uphill.

2005 is relatively new and I don't presume the cable has frozen nor snapped in the engaged position.

It's common when the brake has been engaged on a steep incline and drifted forward or the wheels curbed quiet snugly to avert rolling.

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Loose steering wheel on 2004 xc90.


Do you have a tilt or telescopic feature on this Volvo? if so could be an adjustment is needed,If not and you do have a steering wheel mounted air bag I would call your dealer to fix this or at least a certified Volvo repair shop

Jun 20, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC90

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Parking brake cable adjustment


if its rear shoes there is a cog wheel that turns in and out to close and spread the shoes just turn the wheel to make the shoes go in a little at a time and the drum will go back on

Mar 14, 2009 | 2004 Volvo XC90

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