Volvo Community Forum. The Forums of the Volvo Owners Club

Forum Rules Volvo Owners Club About VOC Volvo Gallery Links Volvo History Volvo Press
Go Back   Volvo Owners Club Forum > "Technical Topics" > S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General
Register Members CarsBlogs Help Calendar Mark Forums Read

Notices

S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 General Forum for the S80 '98-'06 / S60 '00-'09 / V70 & XC70 '00-'07 models

Information
  • VOC Members: There is no login facility using your VOC membership number or the details from page 3 of the club magazine. You need to register in the normal way
  • AOL Customers: Make sure you check the 'Remember me' check box otherwise the AOL system may log you out during the session. This is a known issue with AOL.
  • AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net users. Forum owners such as us are finding that AOL, Yahoo and Plus.net are blocking a lot of email generated from forums. This may mean your registration activation and other emails will not get to you, or they may appear in your spam mailbox

Thread Informations

Front Brake Caliper Pad Retaining Springs

Views : 1414

Replies : 22

Users Viewing This Thread :  

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jul 13th, 2016, 23:25   #1
stellamon
Member
 

Last Online: Nov 24th, 2019 16:41
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: shrewsbury
Default Front Brake Caliper Pad Retaining Springs

I bought some pads for the front of my v70 t5 and asked the local garage to fit them.
They said the wrong sized discs were on the car in the first place, so they had to fit new discs and subsequently new pads also. Apparently the ones I bought were not the right size.

Anyway, a couple of months later and I've been getting brake squeal, really annoying so decided to add some copper grease to the rear of the pad.
Took the wheel off and noticed there were no brake pad retaining springs on the calipers.
Carried on and fixed the brake squeal, then called the garage and asked what had happened to my springs which I was sure were on before they did the work.
They asked me to go show them, so I did, they then said new springs were on the way, then said new springs wouldn't fit and weren't needed anyway.
They said that if they're were no springs when I took it in then they wouldn't have needed them or some ****e like that.
Then said maybe the calipers fitted weren't standard perhaps and so on and on....

Anyone know if I should have these retaining springs fitted or not and if they serve a purpose?
maybe I bought a v70 t5 which has some other calipers fitted but don't know what they are.
__________________
V70 T5 SE Auto 2004 Whale Oil Beef Hooked
stellamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13th, 2016, 23:37   #2
cheshired5
Premier Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 21:56
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Crewe
Default

Does the caliper look something like this?

__________________
2002 S60 SE D5 Manual
205000 miles
cheshired5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 13th, 2016, 23:53   #3
stellamon
Member
 

Last Online: Nov 24th, 2019 16:41
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: shrewsbury
Default

No, not really, looks like this:





I will get the wheel off again tomorrow for a better picture.
__________________
V70 T5 SE Auto 2004 Whale Oil Beef Hooked

Last edited by stellamon; Jul 13th, 2016 at 23:59.
stellamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 10:09   #4
stellamon
Member
 

Last Online: Nov 24th, 2019 16:41
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: shrewsbury
Default

These are the pictures of my front caliper with no springs :



__________________
V70 T5 SE Auto 2004 Whale Oil Beef Hooked
stellamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 10:37   #5
wise old monkey
Premier Member
 
wise old monkey's Avatar
 

Last Online: Apr 5th, 2020 11:57
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Letchworth
Default

Your brakes are xc90 brakes. You will need 316mm discs. Not standard 305mm discs. From the looks of the picture the garage has fitted 305mm discs which means the pads will wear out over the top disc which over time the pads will meet together at the top over the disc. Mine was the same when i got mine. You can get the xc90 discs on ebay for 49.99 each. Also get the police spec pads for 29 delivered if they have any left.

Last edited by wise old monkey; Jul 14th, 2016 at 10:41.
wise old monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 10:51   #6
cheshired5
Premier Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 21:56
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Crewe
Default

OP, you're definitely missing a spring that should look similar to this.
Stephenevans99 pic I believe.....

__________________
2002 S60 SE D5 Manual
205000 miles

Last edited by cheshired5; Jul 14th, 2016 at 10:55.
cheshired5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 10:59   #7
stellamon
Member
 

Last Online: Nov 24th, 2019 16:41
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: shrewsbury
Default

Thank you for identifying the calipers for me wise old monkey.
The old pads had worn over the top of the old disc, that's why they fitted larger discs and from yesterdays inspection they seem to be the right size now, there is a 2-3mm rust line around the outer edge of the disc.
Don't the XC90 calipers require the pad retaining springs then?
__________________
V70 T5 SE Auto 2004 Whale Oil Beef Hooked

Last edited by stellamon; Jul 14th, 2016 at 11:05.
stellamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 11:05   #8
stellamon
Member
 

Last Online: Nov 24th, 2019 16:41
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: shrewsbury
Default

Thank you very much cheshired5, it seems I'll need another word at the garage and may be searching for a new Indy.
__________________
V70 T5 SE Auto 2004 Whale Oil Beef Hooked
stellamon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 11:12   #9
wise old monkey
Premier Member
 
wise old monkey's Avatar
 

Last Online: Apr 5th, 2020 11:57
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Letchworth
Default

i wouldnt go back to that garage, they seem clueless.
this braking system is really easy to do your self, you will need a 55mm short tox, a g-clamp and a 18mm socket.
wise old monkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jul 14th, 2016, 11:21   #10
cheshired5
Premier Member
 

Last Online: Yesterday 21:56
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Crewe
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wise old monkey View Post
i wouldnt go back to that garage, they seem clueless.
this braking system is really easy to do your self, you will need a 55mm short tox, a g-clamp and a 18mm socket.
Volvo specifically tell you to not split the caliper by removing the the T55 torx bolts.
You remove the caliper pins (which need removing anyway for cleaning) and pull the caliper off the carrier to replace the pads.

Out of interest, what are you using the 18mm socket for?
__________________
2002 S60 SE D5 Manual
205000 miles
cheshired5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 11:49.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.