Date: 6 Sep 2002 13:07:24 -0700
From: gillchrisnopsampower.net (Jag)
Subject: 9-5 Brake Change


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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