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> Xc90 2007 Parking Brake Adjustment - Where Is It?
colinu
post Nov 9 2011, 12:44 AM
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Hi,
Can anyone tell me where the parking brake adjustment is for an XC90 2007 (3.2 I-6 AWD)? I've removed the drivers footwell side panel (centre consol), can see where the cables runs, but there is no adjuster in there. Is it adjusted at the foot pedal assembly, or at the rear calipers?
I've just replaced my rear rotors, pads, and parking shoes and find that my parking brake still doesn't hold on a hill.

Many thanks,
Colin.
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jvares
post Nov 17 2011, 10:51 AM
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The adjuster on the XC90 model is not on the footpedal assembly - it is located driver's side bottom of the console and is accessed by removing the carpeted side cover.

Move the seat to it's rearmost position, pop out the heater discharge cover in the driver's side footwell (on transmission hump) and pull the carpeted panel off. The treaded adjuster is there. Put wrench on incoming cable sleave, outgoing sleave, and turn adjuster to create or remove slack.

If you don't have 3 hands, GENTLY hold the rearward cable sleave with a visegrip on the flatted section.

See the attachment.

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colinu
post Nov 18 2011, 12:30 AM
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I removed that centre consul panel and there's no adjuster in there (as stated in my original post). I'll have a look around the foot pedal area this weekend to see if I can figure out exactly where the adjuster is.
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post Nov 26 2011, 10:13 PM
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QUOTE (colinu @ Nov 18 2011, 12:30 AM)
I removed that centre consul panel and there's no adjuster in there (as stated in my original post). I'll have a look around the foot pedal area this weekend to see if I can figure out exactly where the adjuster is.


I, too, couldn't find the parking brake adjuster and thought I had the older (2003 to early 2004) adjuster on the parking brake pedal.

But, it turns out that the parking brake cable and the adjuster are buried under the edge of the non-removable (i.e. not a part of the removable panel) carpet coming up from the floor. So, take the panel off and run your hand down the bottom and feel around between the remaining carpet and the bottom of the console. I have two XC90s (2.5T and V8) and both of the cables were buried down there. The cables that you see clearly in front of you after moving the console side panel aren't for the parking brakes.

The official VIDA way to adjust it is to use large-enough hose removal pliers to pull more of the engine-side cable sheath out from inside the adjuster (metal cylinder; it internally ratchets to only allow pulling sheath out). This has the effect of lengthening the cable sheath so that the cable ends are pulled inside for more tension. Only take off the clip and turn the assembly to slacken off the cable for new shoes/rotor replacement. That said, turning the adjuster the opposite way (don't remember which) seems to tighten the cable system as Jvares said.

More images at the bottom of this link: http://www.justanswer.com/volvo/4e4eg-volv...miles-just.html (None of the images are my own, a Volvo tech named Andy made these)

I hope this helps! For what it's worth, my 2.5T's parking brake shoes and rotor are worn so much that the little amount of adjustment at the adjuster will not help, so it's time to replace the shoes and rotor.

Yue
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post Nov 29 2011, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for that info - I'll have a rummage and see if I can find the adjuster this weekend.
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