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Old 04-09-2006, 06:08 AM
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I was driving fast around a curve, and was lightly using the brakes and guess what happens?

"brake system failure" with the solid "brake" light on, funny thing it stayed on for a second then went away..... later in the day same thing.....Does this mean new brakes/rotors are needed or could some sensor or something else like brake fluid be the problem?

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Old 04-09-2006, 12:27 PM
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If your breaks are worn then the fluid level will drop some. How low is the fluid?
Is it close to MIN?
 
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well, i just checked the brake fluid level, it was still pretty full. above the min mark.
 
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Check the pads (how many miles since you changed them?) Also check the rotors. As far as I know you can only machine down volvo rotors 2 times at 2mm each...but I'm not sure about that. If you feel a slight rocking as you slow down (slow down very gradually and feel for it) then the rotors are probably warped. The first signs will be braking into turns. After a few hundred miles of city driving the light will come on every time you break...give it another thousand, itll be on all the time. Trust me, I have the same problem as we speak.
 
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15,000 miles ago there were new pads when i got them from the delearship.....the rotors will have to be replaced....if they need to be .
 
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How far above Min was it.
If it was close then the fluid might be sliding to one side in the turn causing it to come on.
 
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that may be the problem tech, "-----" if you make that line vertical, thats about how much above the min mark it is, and it only has come on so far while taking turns kind of fast......

Do i need to add more brake fluid Dot 4?

The brakes still feel smooth, I have not felt any bumpiness in the brake pedal...
 
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Just have the Pads checked if they are fine just top the fluid off a little.
 
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pads have a good 40% of life in them...
 
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Ok then top the fluid off a little.

The newer cars are almost designed that if the pads wear even all the way around it will let you know when they get low.
 
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Now if i do decide to change brakes, what kind did you say you guys use? i was thinking of getting it done at sears, there rotors are 65$ each, pads i think like 30$ each, it came to 320$ with tax and labor for front rotors and brakes. This other guys said he change all the rotors and brakes for 400$, which is very interesting...
 
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Buy Brembo rotors or a good aftermarket rotor and Volvo pads and do it yourself.
 
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i have no clue on how to do the rotors and brakes change.....Any hints ?


Is this a good deal?

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Not to bad.
 

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