The rear brakes on your 2002 Volvo S40 usually last longer than the front brakes, because front brakes do most of the work in bringing the vehicle to a stop. The rear pads will eventually wear out and require replacement. Symptoms of worn rear brakes include metallic grinding or squealing noises from the rear wheels. If the rear brakes are not replaced in time, the worn pads can damage the rotor and other brake hardware. Replacing the rear brakes takes 30 minutes to complete in ideal conditions.
Tools Used: Tools, Lug wrench, Floor jack, Jack stands, Ratchet and socket set, Mechanic’s wire, Brake cleaner, Brake piston retraction tool
Replace Rear Brakes
Park the S40 on a level surface. Loosen the wheel lugs on the rear wheels with the lug wrench.