Date: 8 Sep 2002 16:56:10 -0700
From: (Jag)
Subject: Re: 9-5 Brake Change

Thanks much, Rich. Not sure why the brakes are squeeling--they've got plenty of life left before the indicators start rubbing. At least I have the pads for when they do need to be changed. Thanks again. Richard Chew <> wrote in message news:<>... > Yes, you can push the piston back with a c-clamp or whatever, no special > tool is needed. > As for the DI, it's held down by 4 Torx 30 screws and the plug on the > end is released by pulling the red collar out and pulling off at the > same time. > You might want to note that saab recommends replacing the spark plugs at > the same time as the DI. > > Hope this helps > > Rich > > In article <>, Jag > <> writes > >Hi, this is my first post here. Traded in my Chevy Malibu 3.0 V6 for > >a 9-5 SE 2.3 Turbo two weeks ago. What a difference! The engine is > >amazingly smooth for a 4 banger--must be those balancing rods. I've > >already put over 2000 highway miles on her and I swear the engine is > >running even better. Best buy since my '83 900 turbo (I miss that > >car). Well, I like to work on cars myself and just had some > >questions. The pad wear indicators are beginning to rub on the front > >brakes so I'll be changing them this weekend. On my old 900 I had to > >buy a special tool from a Saab dealer to compress the brake piston. > >Do newer Saabs have a similar system or can I just compress the piston > >with a c-clamp? Also, I've read horror stories about the Direct > >Ignition Module failing, leaving people stranded. I'm considering > >buying a backup. How difficult are they to replace? I appreciate any > >info. Thanks.

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