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Dodgy handbrake 2003 2.4 V70 Estate

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Old May 16th, 2019, 14:41   #11
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There are no adjustments on handbrake assembly, only the cable.
The car has been back several times with handbrake not holding since the service/MOT.
Any ideas?
Think you need to find a mechanic that know what he's doing...there IS adjustment on the handbrake assembly.

Completely slacken off the handbrake adjuster in the center console, remove rear wheels and, using a screwdriver through the hole in the rear hub, tighten until the wheel is locked then back off until wheel rotates freely, do both sides then adjust handbrake until you get 5-6 clicks...
Pretty basic stuff...
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Old May 16th, 2019, 14:43   #12
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https://www.pelicanparts.com/techart..._Adjusting.htm
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Old May 16th, 2019, 19:30   #13
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Think you need to find a mechanic that know what he's doing...there IS adjustment on the handbrake assembly.

Completely slacken off the handbrake adjuster in the center console, remove rear wheels and, using a screwdriver through the hole in the rear hub, tighten until the wheel is locked then back off until wheel rotates freely, do both sides then adjust handbrake until you get 5-6 clicks...
Pretty basic stuff...
Only if an in drum adjuster has been retro fitted. It’s not standard on the P2 cars. There’s a flat bar at one end of the shoes and the actuating mechanism connected to the cables at the other end of the shoes.

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Old May 16th, 2019, 19:59   #14
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Mine was 2000MY X reg p2 with the same set up as earlier p1 models
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Old May 16th, 2019, 20:39   #15
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Mine was 2000MY X reg p2 with the same set up as earlier p1 models
Mines a 2003 P2 like the OP’s. This is what my handbrake mechanism looks like. Actuating mechanism one side.....

....flat bar on the other.

No handbrake adjustment at this end unless someone has retro fitted the adjuster. Which you don’t actually need if everything is maintained properly.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 08:19   #16
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Hope you didn't go out and take the wheels off just to take photo's...
My P2 must have been the change over year, it definitely had adjuster as on P1 models...
Rubbish autobox though, it wouldn't reverse uphill !!
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Hope you didn't go out and take the wheels off just to take photo's...
My P2 must have been the change over year, it definitely had adjuster as on P1 models...
Rubbish autobox though, it wouldn't reverse uphill !!
No, I did the back brakes a few weeks ago took a bunch of photo’s to make sure I reassembled it correctly.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 12:30   #18
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According to the internet you can get an adjuster to replace the solid bar, one on ebay here or some references to Volvo actually supplying them so probably worth asking.




Why are we still discussing a post 2000 V70 in this section? I suppose knowledge for its own sake is a good thing.
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Old May 17th, 2019, 13:08   #19
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Had this issue with newly fitted (non Volvo) brake shoes to a V70 D5 2001 MY.

Checked and tried everything (and I mean everything) to no avail.

Swopped out to Volvo original parts (shoes) and problem cured. handbrake immediately worked VERY well and continues to do so.

Make what you will of the above.

I suggest anyone goes back to the beginning with a sound foundation.

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