Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 19:57:52 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <>
Subject: Re: '89 900 Calipers

Marty, I think he was referring to the fact that the brakes work, but the parking brake does not hold the car. I am waiting for an answer to this as well. I just replaced my rear pads. No braking problems, just not much pad left, and now I also do not have a parking brake. I did reconnect the cable after 'screwing in' the pistons as is customary, it just gives no resistance on the parking brake. I was going to go home tonight and screw out about 1 turn and see if the auto adjuster will then work correctly. Can anyone give me a bit more information here? Thanks, Keith Grider "Marty" <nospamyouscumsuckingslimmurennopsamnet> wrote in message news:396A03C3.A92FF947nopsamnet... > Always replace brake and suspension parts in pairs, both front or both > rears. > > Frozen calipers usually mean corrosion in the cylinder is causing the > piston to stick, which will cause excessive and uneven pad wear as well as > uneven braking. > > Depending on how bad the problem is, it might be possible prepair but > replacing both rear calipers is a very good idea. > > Marty / SPG9 > > Fran McCormack wrote: > > > I brought my '89 900 to a "Speedy" brake shop for new pads. I was told > > that the rear calipers were "frozen" and had to be replaced. The > > technicians clearly were not familiar with this car in that they > > couldn't reset the e-brake. > > > > Can anyone tell me if there is a certain way to release these calipers > > other than replacing banging on the piston? Also, do calipers have to > > be purchased and installed in pairs? I found that only one caliper was > > "frozen" and I bought two new ones. Thanks in Advance... >

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