Date: Fri, 04 Feb 2000 22:28:21 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Need A Strange Tool to Fix Brakes


I have the official Saab tool (GRP5 8996043) for turning back the self-adjusting piston. I am retiring my Saab soon, so if you want this tool contact me to work out the details. Jim LeMaster wrote: > I am having my brakes fixed on my 87 Saab 900S. The front brakes just need > pads. The mechanic (not a Saab specialist as there are none in my area) says > he got the pads but can't find the tool that screws the piston into the > caliper. He says it has two notches about 7/8 inches apart at the centers. > He's tried Snap on, NAPA, etc with no results. So it is just sitting there! > Can anyone shed some light on how this is done or what tool it takes? I have > a Hayes manual but am not a motorhead at all and know very little about > repairs. I have only had this car for about three weeks and knew I would > have to replace the brakes. I bought it for my son and he is itching to > start driving it but I want to get the brakes fixed before the rotors are > messed up. > > Thanks, > > Jim LeMaster

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