Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 13:58:57 GMT
From: "fweddybear" <fweddybearnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: saab emergency brake problem

>The 9-5 at least has a seperate drum brake for the emergency (parking) >brake. You need to remove the rotor/ drum assembly to inspect it. I >imagine it needs adjusting at the shoe adjusters. >John Davies Hmmmmmmmm... I am not so sure it has a separate drum system for emergency brakes... i took one rear tire off to look and they had disc. He just picked it up a week ago, and I didn't bother to ask him what year, or even the model, but it looks like a 90 ish saab. he has a manual and in the book it says to use a feeler guage to adjust behind. there are two separate e brake cables (one to each rear wheel). When you pull up on the cable, it activates a spring loaded assembly that seems to push the piston out on the pads, thus grabbing the rotors. since the pads are worn to a point where they need replacing, I suggested he replace the pads and see if the e-brake works better since i believe the piston is pretty much out all the way as it is. The only thing that is confusing me is that when he steps on the regular brake, the pads grab the rotor alot better. Any suggestions?? fwed

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