Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 22:19:02 +0100
From: Richard Chew <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Brake Change

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. -- Richard Chew

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