Rear brake selfadjuster

Brakepads, discs, handbrake. The brakes are crucial for your Volvo 480. Use this category to learn all you need to know!

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VanDerGraaf
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Post by VanDerGraaf » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:15 am

Cheers mate, nice precise answer!
The rear discs and pads were replaced 2 and a half years ago so fingers crossed that the allen bolts will turn easily...

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Post by guitarcarfanatic » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:19 am

guitarcarfanatic wrote:
Just get a proper alan key(5mm) on it rather than a a socket bit and it will come off hopefully.
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Just like the sensible alan key set shown here. They have a lot less chance of stripping the bolt for some reason :)
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Post by VanDerGraaf » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:25 am

Yeah, was gonna use actual allen keys, not socket set stuff- mine aren't as nice as those though!
08 Renault Laguna III Sport Tourer 2.0T 4 wheel steering madness
00 Citroën XM ES9 V6 incredible

Previously:
00 W210 Mercedes E430 V8 estate LPG .....wünderbar!
00 W210 Mercedes E320cdi estate dead, eaten alive
95 Citroën XM 2.5 TD estate dead
95 Citroën XM 2.1 TD stolen/dead
'97 Saab 9000 Aero gone
Vase Green '94 Twin Pipe 480 Turbo
"Scar", Vase Green '94 Turbo dead
"Green Goblin" '93 Turbo Auto PITA, dead
Grey '88 ES dead
Steel Grey '93 480 Turbo sold and believed dead

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Post by stu chacks » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:45 am

VanDerGraaf wrote:Yeah, was gonna use actual allen keys, not socket set stuff- mine aren't as nice as those though!
Aw, never had compliments about my tools before, thanks amigos :oops:

I find the Draper set in the plastic holder are better than the usual springy keyring sets you see. Don't be afraid of giving that dustcover allen key a good whack with the hammer though VDG. It's a walk in the park compared to that disc retaining screw though, what a bad design to have the back end sticking out of the hub getting rusted up. WD40 is invaluable for both I found.

Stu.

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Post by guitarcarfanatic » Thu Apr 06, 2006 12:05 pm

My hub retaining screw was ever so loose. Just undid it with a screwdriver and it come straight off! Looking at my discs though they seem pretty new so maybe they havent crapped up yet!
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Peugeot 406 executive TD - The devil!

1991 Red Turbo - Great condition and surprisingly un-rusty!

1989 Light Blue metallic Turbo - Sold!

1993 Steel grey S - Bought for parts

1990 Red ES - Now resting in car heaven!

1989 Black ES - Great runner

1989 Black ES - Spares Car. I murdered it!

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Post by JohnTurbo » Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:03 pm

Personally i think my chrome vanadium ground allen bits own allen keys!
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"Dust covers" or adjusters?

Post by heavend » Wed May 10, 2006 7:54 am

This has been a useful forum. I was trying to balance the handbrake between LH/RH, (LH wheel not locking) and was following the Haynes manual of adjusting the adjusters. Problem was, I was cranking the "dust covers" which on my car are 10mm hex head bolts. Nothing was happening! Then I checked this forum, and twigged the adjusters are 4mm grub screws UNDER the "dust covers". Du-oh. Shoulda called them 'lock bolts' or something. None the less, worked a treat.
PS don't have rust problems in NZ, but I would consider drilling & retapping seized hex key 'dust covers' in preference to stripping the caliper. The 10mm bolt option must be easier, knowing how hex key holes round out...

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