Quantcast
RWD - need insight into rear caliper replacement - tool clearance

Volvo RWD 200 Forum

INDEX FOR 7/2019(CURRENT) INDEX FOR 11/2004 200 INDEX [<<]  [>>]

 VIEW    REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE    PRINT   SAVE   A    A 

need insight into rear caliper replacement - tool clearance 200 1988

Caliper bolts are torqued a bit close to yield using loctite, hence the recommended bolt replacement in case they were ever over-tightened. Few people or shops bother to replace the bolts. Few people bother with the recommended loctite, either.

I've never heard of a caliper coming loose if the bolts were half properly tightened. Still, I recommend properly torquing them and I always do. Main thing is not to get carried away and overtorque a previously used bolt closer to the failure point.

Volvo torque specs should be something like:

240 Front caliper bolts 100 Nm, 74 ft-lbs, 890 in-lbs
Rear caliper bolts 60 Nm, 46 ft-lbs, 535 in-lbs

700/900 Front caliper bolts 110 Nm, 78 ft-lbs, 930 in-lbs
Rear caliper bolts 60 Nm, 46 ft-lbs, 535 in-lbs
Front caliper guide pin bolts 30 Nm, 24 ft-lbs, 270 in-lbs

Careful with bleeder nipples. Huge pain if they break off. If the bleeders haven't been opened in a long while then soak overnight in penetrating oil. Avoid using a 3/8" ratchet, even a 1/4" ratchet, much better off by hand with a box end wrench or flare wrench where you can better sense force and movement. To break the thread seal, if it won't break counter-clockwise then try a little jerk clockwise. Do this with increasing force until it cracks free. Avoid rocking the wrench quickly back and forth as it increases metal fatigue. I often find a gentle tap with a hammer to the wrench to break the thread seal works well if you're careful.
--
Dave -still with 940's, prev 740/240/140/120 You'd think I'd have learned by now






THREADED THREADED EXPANDED FLAT PRINT ALL
MESSAGES IN THIS THREAD

New need insight into rear caliper replacement - tool clearance [200][1988]
posted by  tbb2  on Wed Apr 3 12:04 CST 2019 >

Cut and paste link:

<< < > >>


Users marked in green are currently online.

©Jarrod Stenberg 1997-2016. All material except where indicated.


Brickboard.com is not affiliated with nor sponsored by AB Volvo, Volvo Car Corporation, Volvo Cars of North America, Inc. Brickboard.com is a Volvo owner/enthusiast site, similar to a club, and does not intend to pose as an official Volvo site. The official Volvo site can be found here.

All participants agree to these terms.
Powered by Denizen - Custom Software for Enthusiasts