Home Auto Repair How to Replace the Brake Pads on a Volvo 240

How to Replace the Brake Pads on a Volvo 240


The Volvo 240 model vehicles come with front and rear brake pads. The brake pads are enclosed inside of a brake caliper that is mounted to each brake rotor. When the driver pushes in on the brake pedal, the brake caliper pushes the brake pads toward the inside and outside facings of the brake rotor. As the brake pads are dragging against the turning brake rotor, the friction from the brake pads causes the brake rotor to stop turning. Inspect the pads for replacement between 35,000 and 45,000 miles.

Tools Used: Tools, Lug nut tool, Floor jack, Safety stands, Small pry bar, 3/8-inch drive ratchet, Metric socket kit, Bungee strap, C-clamp, Replacement pads

Replace Brake Pads

Drive the Volvo 240 to a safe working location with a flat surface. Apply the parking brake to prevent the Volvo from rolling.