2006 Volvo S40 Q&A
2006 Volvo S40 Question: replacing brake pads
I need to replace the front and rear brake pads. Can't find any repair manual (Chiltons, Haynes,etc.) outlining the procedure for this particular year/model Volvo. Would it be similar to procedure for '06 S60 or '04 S40? I can find manuals on these vehicles. Nothing really that helpful on-line blogs, etc. either to this point - TMadaj
It funny I have replaced hundreds of sets of brake pads, there is nothing unusual about the S40 front calipers but I could not find instructions or an image of the front calipers (can find information and repair procedures for the rear), they deem the repair to be too simple to include instructions and images. Jack up your car, remove the wheel, look at the caliper/disc/ and brake pad arrangement on your car and then search Youtube to see which video clip is most similar to your brake arrangement. - patrick mannion
There have been reports of premature rear brake pad wear. Our technicians recommend to inspect brake pads at each tire rotation interval.
What I thought was a problem with my gear shift button sticking actually seems to be tied to the brakes. The brake pads themselves look good. My gear shift won't unlock until I've pumped the brak...