Question about 2006 Volvo XC90
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!!!
Posted on Sep 16, 2015
Why doesnt my e brake work i just had the rear and e breke assembly relplaced
Posted on Nov 05, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This car has self adjusters. They only work when the car moves in reverse and when the brakes are applied. Is that what you needed to know?
Posted on Aug 30, 2010
SOURCE: How to adjust the parking
there is an adjusting screw atached to the hand brake cable located near the hand brake it self but before i do that i would check and replace the rear padds first and replace if needed! that could be the reason why your hand brake needs adjustment???
Posted on Dec 15, 2008
SOURCE: not holding on slopes
Take a look underneath for cable running to each rear wheel & then come together at one cable going forward. Adjustment should be in that "Y" area.
Posted on May 10, 2009
SOURCE: how do you adjust the
the ables are basically self adjusting. you can do a minor amount of adjustment to the e brake shoes that are contained inside the rotors by adjusting the star wheel that gotten to through an access hole in the backing plate
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
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