Date: Thu, 01 Jul 1999 12:31:57 -0400
From: "Doug Hardman" <>
Subject: Re: Replacing Front Pads -87 900T

In article <7lg331$86k$> , (Michael) wrote: > Offered to do my friend a favor by replacing the front pads on his 1987 > 900T. Appears that the emergency brake cable was sticking and maintained > pressure on the right front, wearing down the pads. Question: when collapsing > the piston to insert new pads, I do not get enough clearance. All I suceed > in doing is moving the piston from end to end. Is there an adjuster > screw somewhere I can back-off that mechanically expands/retracts piston . > Also, am I required to remove caliper assy from knuckle to do this. > > Trying to avoid buying a manual. > > Thanks in advance. > > Mike > > 88 9000T The inside of the inner piston has a 4 hole pattern. Like this --> (::) (imagine a circle with 4 holes spaced neatly) That turns clockwise to retract the piston. SAAB sells a tool (imagine that) that works well, but I've found that an old pair of bent needle-nose plyers that I sawed down works very well too. A lot of people make their own tools to do it. If you stop by a SAAB mechanic and ask to see what he uses, you should get the idea very quickly. -Doug -- Doug Hardman - Silver Creek, Ltd. - (330) 630-4487 - Tallmadge, OH Self-Proclaimed Jedi Knight

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