Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 13:08:57 -0800
Subject: Re: Excessive Brake Pedal Travel after replaceing Pads

On Mon, 21 Feb 2000 12:19:19 -0700, "Murray Hunt" <> wrote: >Hi all, > >I just replaced the brake pads (all 4 corners) on my 93 9000 CDE. >Did the usual thing, pressed the cylinders back, took off the calipers, >inspected >the disks, put in new pads, replaced calipers. > >Now, there is excessive pedal travel. Brakes seem to work OK, ABS will >kick in, but the pedal travels almost to the floor. > >The brake fluid level is fine, as I would expect it to be as the >fluid system was not opened at any time. > >Am I missing some special adjustment that is required on Saab's? > >Thanks, > > >Murray Murray, it sounds like you have air in the brake lines and you are going to have to "bleed" them. This is a 2 person procedure. -- "Our eyes and hands and feet will give us the same assistance in doing mischief as in doing good; but it would not therefore be better for the world, that all mankind were blind and lame. Arms are not to be laid aside by honest men, because carried by assassins and ruffians; they are to be used the rather for this very reason." -George Campbell

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