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1985-1988 Volvo 740 Brake Pads Replacement

Guide to replace OEM rear brake pads once wear had brought thickness below specifications.

Use this guide to remove, inspect, and replace the rear brake pads. This guide shows you how to remove the brake pads and install new OEM pads. Worn brake pads increase stopping distance and can cause unwanted noise.

Passo 1 Rear Brake Pads  ¶ 

Pry off the front hub caps by placing a small flathead screwdriver between hubcap and rim and pulling the screwdriver and hubcap away from tire. Pry off the front hub caps by placing a small flathead screwdriver between hubcap and rim and pulling the screwdriver and hubcap away from tire.

Passo 1 Rear Brake Pads  ¶ 

  • Pry off the front hub caps by placing a small flathead screwdriver between hubcap and rim and pulling the screwdriver and hubcap away from tire.

Passo 2  ¶ 

Loosen each of the five lug nuts on the rear left and rear right tires by turning them counter-clockwise with a 19mm socket wrench.

Passo 2  ¶ 

  • Loosen each of the five lug nuts on the rear left and rear right tires by turning them counter-clockwise with a 19mm socket wrench.

Passo 3  ¶ 

Remove tires by pulling directly away from car exposing rear brake disks and calipers.

Passo 3  ¶ 

  • Remove tires by pulling directly away from car exposing rear brake disks and calipers.

Passo 4  ¶ 

Locate the two 17mm caliper guide bolts.

Passo 4  ¶ 

  • Locate the two 17mm caliper guide bolts.

Passo 5  ¶ 

Remove upper and lower guide bolts on rear left and rear right brake calipers with 17mm crescent wrench.

Passo 5  ¶ 

  • Remove upper and lower guide bolts on rear left and rear right brake calipers with 17mm crescent wrench.

Passo 6  ¶ 

Remove rear brake calipers from rotors.

Passo 6  ¶ 

  • Remove rear brake calipers from rotors.

Passo 7  ¶ 

Locate the two rear brake pad retaining pins on each caliper.

Passo 7  ¶ 

  • Locate the two rear brake pad retaining pins on each caliper.

Passo 8  ¶ 

Remove brake pad retaining pins by punching them out with a 3mm allen key.

Passo 8  ¶ 

  • Remove brake pad retaining pins by punching them out with a 3mm allen key.

Passo 9  ¶ 

Remove both rear brake pads by pulling them out of calipers.

Passo 9  ¶ 

  • Remove both rear brake pads by pulling them out of calipers.

Passo 10  ¶ 

Insert two new brake pads into each caliper.

Passo 10  ¶ 

  • Insert two new brake pads into each caliper.

Passo 11  ¶ 

Replace pin guide behind rear brake pads.

Passo 11  ¶ 

  • Replace pin guide behind rear brake pads.

Passo 12  ¶ 

Verify that pins are inserted through caliper and brake pad holes and seated over the metal pin guides. Verify that pins are inserted through caliper and brake pad holes and seated over the metal pin guides.

Passo 12  ¶ 

  • Verify that pins are inserted through caliper and brake pad holes and seated over the metal pin guides.

Passo 13  ¶ 

Tap pins through both rear brake pads and caliper using a wrench.

Passo 13  ¶ 

  • Tap pins through both rear brake pads and caliper using a wrench.

Passo 14  ¶ 

Replace rear calipers on rotors.

Passo 14  ¶ 

  • Replace rear calipers on rotors.

Passo 15  ¶ 

Finish by performing steps 1-5 in reverse order. Finish by performing steps 1-5 in reverse order. Finish by performing steps 1-5 in reverse order.

Passo 15  ¶ 

  • Finish by performing steps 1-5 in reverse order.