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> Handbrake Not Holding!
Pies Belly
post Nov 11 2010, 11:17 AM
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Please can someone help we bought an 05 Manual xc90 privately back in April. Since we have had it the handbrake has been a problem we have had drums/discs/pedal and cables all chjanged but still the handbrake doesn't hold.

Has anyone else had similar problems?

Have you managed to resolve them?

At present the car is failing the MOT as we can't get enough pressure on the handbrake.

Please help!!!!!!
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jvares
post Nov 16 2010, 09:45 AM
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Have you also replaced the parking brake shoes and had the parking brake adjusted as in the attached?

HTH Attached File  XC90_parking_brake_adjustment.pdf ( 1.12MB ) Number of downloads: 67
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Jeskat
post Nov 16 2010, 02:54 PM
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QUOTE (Pies Belly @ Nov 11 2010, 12:17 PM)
Please can someone help we bought an 05 Manual xc90 privately back in April. Since we have had it the handbrake has been a problem we have had drums/discs/pedal and cables all chjanged but still the handbrake doesn't hold.

Has anyone else had similar problems?

Have you managed to resolve them?

At present the car is failing the MOT as we can't get enough pressure on the handbrake.

Please help!!!!!!


Hi Pies Belly.

I have had the same problem. I ended up with placing a distance ring on the handbreake cable. Right after the place where the two cables from the backwheel meets i have place a distance ring.
I think that the "outside" of cable is getting shorter as the time goes by, (or the inner cable is getting longer)and therefore this distance ring will help.
Of course you have to "loose" the adjustment before you do it. I created a small ring and pressed it outside the inner cable between the attachment and the outer cable.
It helped on my XC90
Regards Jesper
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coolrunner
post Jan 30 2011, 06:24 PM
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I had same problem changed all. Volvo kept sying nothing wrong so on off chance took it to a small garage where i live explained to them the problem then they told me the footbrake pedal needed to be ajusted for me to use (in a nice way they said I wasn't pushing hard enough on pedal, then when I showed them they adjusted it to suit little me) works brill now.
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