volvo 240 handbrake

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by ian, Sep 23, 2003.

  1. ian

    ian Guest

    have a 240 89 estate.applying the handbrake doesnt lock the wheels
    solidly, there seems to be some slop ie the handbrake shoes are moving
    slightly on the back plates.
    |can anyone provide a diagtam to check all parts atre present, or this
    normal for volvos?
     
    ian, Sep 23, 2003
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    John Roccaro Guest

    Handbrake on my 93 240 wagon has always been very effective at stopping the
    car and keeping it stopped (ie on a hill). Not sure what you mean about
    yours not locking the wheels solidly.
     
    John Roccaro, Sep 24, 2003
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    Mike F Guest

    There seems to always be a little back and forth play in the handbrake,
    so what you're experiencing is normal.
     
    Mike F, Sep 24, 2003
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    James Sweet Guest

    If it's bad it's probably worn torque rod bushings in back.
     
    James Sweet, Sep 27, 2003
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