Caliper Service Kit

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Caliper Service Kit

Post by maxwell98 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:32 am

Is there such a thing ? something with seals springs clips etc
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Post by rpruen » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:14 pm

There was, but apparently unavailable now.

You seem to have to get a whole new caliper :(

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Post by Milosz_480 » Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:20 pm

Last year I changed seals in calipers in front. The set wasn't original Volvo as I remember it was made in Belgium or the Nedrlands. I'll check tommorow.
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Re: Caliper Service Kit

Post by Matthew Brennan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 5:47 pm

maxwell98 wrote:Is there such a thing ? something with seals springs clips etc
Anyone know how much a new caliper (front) is? I've had squeeking for ages as i drive along. The garage man says the caliper is slipping. He readjusteed it today and said he thinks it slips so i'll need to go back.

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Re: Caliper Service Kit

Post by chris1roll » Fri Jun 03, 2005 6:16 pm

Matthew Brennan wrote:
maxwell98 wrote:Is there such a thing ? something with seals springs clips etc
Anyone know how much a new caliper (front) is? I've had squeeking for ages as i drive along. The garage man says the caliper is slipping. He readjusteed it today and said he thinks it slips so i'll need to go back.
ummmm, how exactly did he "adjust" it?
And how does he suggest it "slips" exactly?

I'm a littel puzzled by that, as only the rear calipers have any adjustment on them.
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Post by Matthew Brennan » Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:43 pm

Hmm

I dont know really. it didnt squeek for about two miles afterwards and now it only squeeks a bit, occasionaly not all the time really really loud like before.


I should ask a bit more really i suppose i was just glad he said he knew what it was.
Will update, cheers mate.


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Re: Caliper Service Kit

Post by deviliShred480 » Fri Jun 03, 2005 8:44 pm

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Post by Matthew Brennan » Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:19 pm

Happy days! No more SQUEEK-SQUEEK-SQUEEK-SQUEEK-

In the end it turned out to be a combinaion of very very low pads, slightly warped front discs and the bolts that hold the pad on had worn/sheard off causing it to rock. He showed me the knackerd pads. I had a good look at the discs b4 hand and i can confirm the warp so got some peac of mind there. What about the prices though?


2x New Front Discs £50.94
1x Set of brake pads £35.47
Labour £14.80

Total £118.92
Plus he adjusted the exhaust after my attempt to fit new mid-section rubbers! No more banging!


I tired the brakes and got the shock of my life! My car previous to the 480 was a passat diesel with shit/no brakes so the 480 felt good. Now the brakes are really really good.

And the Speedo's working (shh say it quietly in case it hears and stops)

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Post by Murf » Fri Jul 08, 2005 11:21 pm

Labour £14.80
jeez, either he did it all in 15 mins flat or he is pretty cheap!!

where abouts is this garage..... :lol:
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Post by mogge » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:12 am

Hi!

I have the feeling that spareparts are hard to get in EU??

In sweden we have

www.biltema.se

and

www.micro.se

Try reservdelar or bil to find the sortiment. Swedish prices (1 Sek = 9.5 EU)

If the prices are good myaby i can do your order and send it abroad.

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