Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 19:49:08 GMT From: "Geoff" <Jeffe_Verdenopsamail.com> Subject: Re: HELP ME! (calipbers sp?)
The Man wrote in message <702bco$rmg$1nopsamrnews.com>... >Saab makes a tool to turn the piston back in. It does not, I repeat DOES >NOT just push back in like on American junks. You MUST have the tool from >Saab that turns the piston in. My local dealers (half a dozen here in the LA area) won't sell the Saab tools to owners- they say they've been directed by Saab not to. But you don't need the Saab piston retractor -- just a pin spanner of appropriate size. I just use the adjustable one from my bicycle tool kit. Available form any good bike shop for about $7. Look for the Park Tools spanner one with tips turned at a 90' angle (I think it's the green handled one). > You may have ruined the caliper though by >stepping on the brake while the caliper w/pad assembly was not in place on >the rotor. This may allow the piston in the caliper to travel beyond the >point of return or even blown a seal in the caliper. "Ruined the caliper"??? That seems a little extreme- at worst he might have scored the seal. I took mine apart the first time I did the brakes-- just to see how they worked, and at one time or another I've had the calipers apart on all my Saabs (asst'd 99's, 900's, and 9000's), and they all seemed to continue working quite satisfactorily (haven't hit anything yet).