How do you change brake pads on a 2000 Volvo S40?
Lift the car on a jack, remove the tire and set aside, remove the brake shoe/caliper, and remove the old brake pads. Put in the new brake pads, replace the brake shoe/calipers, replace the tire and lower the car.
When wanting to save some cash and change a set of brake pads at home then it is possible to find help and advice on how to change the brake pads on the internet. Such websites as Edmunds have an article on changing brake pads, and the Halfords website also offers information about changing brake pads.
Put the car on jack stands and remove the wheels. Locate the calipers and brake pads and remove the pins and clips from the calipers. Slide out the old brake pads and push the piston back to make room for the new pads and shims. Slide in the new pads and shims and put the pins, clips and cotter pins back in. The front and rear replacement process are very similar, but have different pads…