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1998 Volvo V70 XC Question: brake issue

 

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Eric LeGassey, 2.4L 5 Cylinder Turbo, Kalispell, MT, December 11, 2010, 14:45
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I put new rear pads on the vehicle and ever since seems like the emergency brake is locked on. Can't seem to get it unlocked at rear.

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    Bret Bodas from RepairPal Test Shop, December 11, 2010, 20:59
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    The emergency brake is inside the rotor housing, so if you had the rotors off, the e-brake may need to be adjusted. If all you did was replace the pads, then it sounds like you installed the pads incorrectly, or one of the calipers is stuck, maybe from a frozen slider pin. Did you clean all the pins and apply new grease to them?

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