REAR WHEEL LOCKS ON REVERSING

  • Tiny
  • flacksimon
  • 2001 Volvo C70
  • manual
  • 85,000 miles

Volvo C70 convertible 2001 2.0 LPT. When reversing after having handbrake on, rear o/s wheel locks. Taken to volvo specialist repaired twice who adjusted handbrake but still doing it.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 AT 12:46 AM

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  • Tiny
  • Joe DD
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I had a similar thing happen on mine.
I have rear disc brakes which have whats called Drum in hat parking brake shoes, the shoes contact the inside of the rotor when applied.
Mine, the parking brake shoe lining detached from the actual metal shoe and was just free to move about in the back of the rotor and get itself wedged in there and lock up the wheel.
Have the tech remove the rotor and visually inspect the parking brake shoes.
Hope this helps

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 AT 1:12 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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Yes, I believe that is what has occurred.

One of the parking brake shoe lining has detached itself from the shoe causing the brakes to bind when reversing.

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Friday, April 22nd, 2011 AT 11:43 AM

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