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  1. #1
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    Default Brake Pedal Question

    04 XC70. My brake pedal has always been engaging lower than my Honda. Like past the halfway point. Not sure if this is normal for Volvos. I flushed the brake fluid maybe 3 years ago. It got a bit better but still engaging lower than I prefer. Does everyone else have the same situation? Could this mean that the master cylinder maybe worn out? Or brake booster maybe? Thanks in advance.
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    The XC 70 has always had a bit more pedal travel than other cars. However, it is a very common mistake to get the caliper return spring, mounted incorrectly, leading to a soft pedal and excess travel.

    Search for threads on this, and make certain that your springs are correctly installed in the caliper.
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    Hmmm....now I have to check if I actually have the springs. I don't remember putting any like that in when I worked on it last. But it's been a while.

    Update: The caliper return springs are there and installed properly.
    Last edited by Voldog; 05-12-2024 at 05:44 AM.
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