Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 09:26:50 -0500
From: "g c" <gcourtnaynopsamatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Rear caliper sticking, 900S


I had a similar problem (see below) and thanks to KeithG, got the following info! the link has excellent instructions and exploded view for the brake job! Keith wrote: *Were the pads replaced at a shop that 'knows saabs'? If not, the adjuster on the caliper was probably not set at the time the pads were replaced. See the link. KeithG* http://216.78.172.244/brake_folder/rearbrakewebrake.htm "g c" <gcourtnaynopsamatico.ca> wrote in message news:OlD68.32161$yi5.3923820nopsam20.bellglobal.com... > The handbrake on my 1992 900 turbo convertible isn't very effective. I had the rear pads replaced recently, but that didn't improve the handbrake grip - it has to be pulled all the way up, and then only grips a bit!. Any advice, adjustment to make, things to check, sources of information? thanks! "Toby Field" <tobynopsamd-1.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message news:a34m2j$c35$1nopsam7.svr.pol.co.uk... > I have a similar problem on my '93 9000. Every now and then, always first > thing in the morning, when I take the handbrake off, one of the callipers > stays locked on the rear passenger side. It will usually come off after > trying to drive the car to heat up the disc. No amount of braking or use of > the handbrake helps. > > Toby Field (UK) > '93 9000 CSE 2.3T > 147,000 miles > > "Mike" <mteeplesnopsamFREE.aros.net> wrote in message > news:1jov3uoc2doq2eb1bb0na8figt5uhahreqnopsamcom... > > > > I don't think so...... > > > > All the 900S's I have seen here in the US have the parking/emergency > > brake attached to the FRONT brakes. Nothing to do with the rear. > > > > I may be all wet..... and in any case I do agree that a new caliper is > > probably the best bet. (Or a good used one might be the less expensive > > alternative.) > > > > \ Mike Teeples / SLC, Utah > > > > On 9 Jan 2002 18:44:53 -0800, ychennopsam30.net (Yaofeng) wrote: > > > > >The SAAB rear caliper is different from the regular disk brake > > >calipers we know. Your son broke the pin inside the caliper by > > >forcing the c-clamp onto the piston. The pin advances to push the > > >brake pads to effect parking brake with every pull of the hand brake. > > >So when you want to remove the rear pads, you need to first back out > > >the pin with an Allen wrench through a plastic cap covered hole. > > >Otherwise you can't remove the brake pads. > > > > > >Obviously a new caliper is in order. > > > > > > > > >Yaofeng > > > > >toobwiznopsamcomSPAMKILL (Wiz) wrote in message > news:<20020109163349.11381.00000559nopsamn.aol.com>... > > >> I've been fighting this for 6 months, one new rotor and two sets of > pads. The > > >> right rear caliper sticks when the brakes are applied. Of course, the > pads get > > >> gouged down pretty quickly. My teenage daughter drives the car, and by > the time > > >> she notices there is a problem it's too late. > > >> > > >> She says that after the brakes have been fixed for about a week, there > is a > > >> clicking sound from the rear each time she applies the brakes. > > >> > > >> Another clue, my son did the brake job the time before this problem > started. He > > >> says he put a big C clamp on the piston to push it back in, but it > wouldn't > > >> move. I went out and had a look and found about the little adjuster > inside the > > >> piston. I got out the Haynes and put it all back together but I now > wonder if > > >> something was broken inside there... I must admit that I don't > understand how > > >> that adjuster mechanism works. > > >> > > >> Can anyone supply some wisdom to this problem? > > >> > > >> TIA/Don > > >> > > >> "LABOR SVGIT" > > > > > > > > > ***************************************************** > > > > reply to: mteeplesnopsamFREE.aros.net > > Salt Lake City, Utah > > > > (just remove the SPAMFREE from the address) > > > > > > ***************************************************** > >

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