Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 12:26:31 -0500
From: Sunday_Mechanic <mjsmandersonnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 brakes...help!


Dave Hinz Wrote: > On Fri, 19 Aug 2005 13:02:15 -0500, Sunday_Mechanic> <mjsmandersonnospamo.com> wrote: > > Torx and hex are specialty tools now? > > Well, maybe not, but I can do my Honda, Chevy, and Mercury brakes just> with a std or metric socket and wrench set(s). Torx bolts are a bad> design anyhow since they can strip as easily as a screw. Why not use> typical tools? > > That doesn't make any sense...? > Well, maybe I'm not using the right parts names, but the calipers are> actually two pieces that both have to be taken off to replace the> rotors. I call the piece where the piston sits the piston housing> caliper, and then there is another caliper piece that hangs over the> rotor. Not sure why Saab did this from a design perspective because it> adds no value other than to make it more difficult to work on,> discouraging people like me to fix things. > > Brake cleaner goes on the rotor, not in the calipers; I hope that's> not > what you meant? > Well, unless I'm wrong, I use brake cleaner to clean any brake parts,> and thats what I've read numerous places including here. > > I can't think of any failure mode with those calipers that explains> what > you describe. This isn't one that you have to turn back in like the > '70s and '80s 99/900 calipers, is it? Are there holes in the face of > the piston for such a purpose? > No holes in the piston, or turn sockets like the rears on a Honda. Its> just a deep well in the center-something like a cup would be if you are> looking at it from the outside. > > Try to find a "beck arnley" dealer. Or go to eeuroparts.com (note two > e's at the start of that). > Thanks, I'll take a look. > > That's what I'm wondering. I don't have that specific car but I don't > remember anything of the sort in that new of a Saab. But, if it's got > the 2 or 4 holes in the face of the piston, it's likely. > Again, no holes, so I'll try working with it some more today. > > see eeuroparts.com for a guide. > > > Personal preference and driving style entirely. I just buy the Saab > pads and I'm happy with them. > > > I don't understand why your brake fluid would be hot, nor do I > understand why the piston went in before and now will not. Something > doesn't make sense just yet. I agree with you, something doesn't make sense. The only thing I canfigure is the piston is cock-eyed in the caliper (piston housing). Thanks for your input!-- Sunday_Mechanic------------------------------------------------------------------------Sunday_Mechanic's Profile: http://cars.mylounge.us/member.php?userid=68966View this thread: http://cars.mylounge.us/showthread.php?t=141635

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