Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 11:34:56 GMT From: <milanihnopsamrs.com> Subject: Re: Brand new rear brakes: are smoking pads normal?
In addition failing to set the set screw properly will result in changinging the entire brake assembly ( believe it or no some tried to drive the car hoping the calipers adjust themselves) and some even tried unbolt the calipers instead of tilt them up ... well you need to knowyour car and your mechanic ..... and mechanic need to knowthe car ...SAAB is not your average car ...... "Roger Hyde" <rogerhydenopsamorld.com> wrote in message news:9_pV8.2998$7i3.182491nopsamfep1-win.server.ntli.net... > > "KGee" <greenstingnopsam.com> wrote in message > news:HL6V8.68751$B%3.55960nopsamnn01.usenetserver.com... > > The parking brake is the key, you have to adjust the calipers with a > special > > set screw located under a plug which looks like a standard capscrew. Most > > mechanics unfamiliar with Saabs may not know about that and damage the > > calipers by not backing it off when collapsing them. They must also be > > reset using the screw to ensure the proper park brake lever travel. > > > > "Andy Walmsley" <andy_walmsleynopsamail.com> wrote in message > > news:q1UU8.37$ix3.1024nopsam2-hme0... > > > Looks like you have sub-standard brake pads fitted in that case. They > are > > > wearing away far to fast. You made the right choice in taking it back. > I > > > would also get them to give it a valet for free AND give you a courtesy > > car > > > for your trouble. They risked your life and others by fitting faulty > > > brakes... > > > > > > > > > > > > "Tim Romano" <timUNDERSCOREromanonopsamo.com> wrote in message > > > news:MPG.178ca613cb8bf1b49896bfnopsam.speakeasy.net... > > > > Andy, > > > > The smoke has a dark sooty appearance. I am going to take the car > back. > > > > Thanks. > > > > Tim > > > > > > > > In article <_1zU8.26$ix3.770nopsam2-hme0>, andy_walmsleynopsamail.com > > > > says... > > > > §It looks like oil or lubricant of some sort is getting onto the > disks. > > > Is > > > > §it white smoke or dirty brown in colour? The former points to a > > > lubricant, > > > > §possible brake fluid or oil. The latter could be wearing or other > > parts > > > of > > > > §your brakes/wheel against rubber somewhere. > > > > § > > > > §a bit vague, sorry. > > > > § > > > > §ALso, its natural for the emergency brake to sit higher as there is > > more > > > now > > > > §to wear down with the new pads. It would have to have been > readjusted > > > to > > > > §fit the new 'larger' pads. - in theory. > > > > § > > > > §Either way, take it back and raise your concerns. They have a duty > to > > > > §ensure good workmanship and that the car is safe to drive. It should > > > also > > > > §not cost you any more money. > > > > § > > > > §Be safe, take it back! > > > > §"Tim Romano" <timUNDERSCOREromanonopsamo.com> wrote in message > > > > §news:MPG.178c0e531c7844619896benopsam.speakeasy.net... > > > > §> I should also add that I was not "riding" or "feathering" the > brakes. > > > > §> I've driven the car 135,000 miles without ever causing the brakes > to > > > > §> smoke, not even when descending Mt Washington ;-) > > > > §> Tim > > > > §> > > > > §> In article <MPG.178c0674433927499896bdnopsam.speakeasy.net>, > > > > §> timUNDERSCOREromanonopsamo.com says... > > > > §> §I just had new rear brakes installed on my SAAB 1993 900S by a > local > > > > §> §repair station, as part of a state inspection. Normally I take the > > car > > > > §> §out of state to a SAAB specialist but could not get there this > time. > > > > §> §After a *leisurely* 15-minute drive averaging 35mph without any > > abrupt > > > > §> §stops, the rear brake pads are smoking and stinking. Is this > normal > > > with > > > > §> §brand new brakes? One additional fact: after the installation, the > > > > §> §emergency brake is very easy to pull up to its fully engaged > > position, > > > > §> §whereas before it went only about halfway up; when fully engaged > now > > > it > > > > §> §does not stop the car from rolling. Did the station botch the job? > > > > §> §Thanks in advance. > > > > §> §Tim Romano > > > > §> § > > > > § > > > > § > > > > § > > > > > > > > > > > > > Reckon you hit the nail on the head there KGee. I made the same mistake .... > once.... > >