Date: Tue, 06 Nov 2001 22:50:30 GMT
From: (Jennifer Donleavy)
Subject: Re: Saab 900 1990 Front Brakes and CV DIY?

Thanks for the advice, you two! It was indeed easy to do the brakes, although the fasteners were all nearly too tough for me to take off. All of them had thread locking compound on them thanks to the previous owner. I decided I needed a bigger, stronger person to do any more. Brakes now work great, though! Thanks again! Jennifer D On Thu, 01 Nov 2001 23:40:01 +0000, danny <> wrote: >Jennifer Donleavy wrote: > >> Hi there, ya'll! >> >> I am thinking of replacing the front brake pads, rotors, and CV joints >> on my 1990 900 Turbo. However, I am a little confused about the >> special tools mentioned in the official service manual. Are these >> tools strictly needed? There is one to get the piston to retract, and >> one to hold the steering member away from the frame. >> >> This is only the second time I have done this kind of job, and the >> first time I haven't had a Chilton or Haynes manual to guide me! >> >> Thanks in advance for your sage advice! >> >> Jennifer D > >I can only speak for the 9000... > >Firstly, get the Haynes or whatever (better) manual. Can't speak for the >CV joints as I haven't done them, but the entire braking system is easy to >do - pads/discs (on my 9000 - didn't the 900 inherit the 9k brakes, or was >it later than this?) and didn't require special tools. Rear brakes on the >9k were more fiddly but doable. > > >-- >Regards, >Danny > > (a purely hobby site) > (UK advert for my mobile espresso service) >swap Z for above characters in email address to reply > > >

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