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Is it true that break pads from the manufacturer is too hard and thus wear out the disk rather than for it to wear out?

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No it is not true, but you can buy softer pads for more money.

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changing the brakes on a volvo:

remove the 4 wheels completely.
then you can see the brack disk and the capillaire. you then have to open any one nut from the capillar and swing it open.
pop out he old break pads and check them for wear(most often your brakes wont work just because there is too much of debris on your break pad.) if there is too much of debris use a coarce emery paper and scrub off the debris and pop it back in. there will also be a solenoid( a small stick with a rubber top(which can be removed only after you pop out one end of the capillaire).check if theres any play.and if there is use a really thin sheet of copeer around it to make sure it fists just right.use some grease and make sure its not too hard to push it back in.

now plonk back the capillaire and screw it back in place.
repeat for the other 3 tyres.

while doing this also insept your break disk condition by checing if you are able to feel any uneven lines in circular pattern on your disk(ie,your disk shouldnt have any humps,it shoud be smooth),if it isnt replace it.

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If this solves the problem, please rate as a Fixya! so others may benefit. Thanks.

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