Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 12:21:25 -0400
From: "KeithG" <noonenopsamhlink.net>
Subject: Re: oil leak and loose connector


Ah, the caliper. Possibly. If it is 'pulling' and not slewing it would be the front caliper. Look for split boots and corrosion blocking the piston. At the rear, it may be that rust has impeded operation of the self adjuster on one side. This will cause the rear to 'step out' in wet conditions. Once again, a caliper rebuild or replacement would be required. Make sure that there are not any other mechanical issues which could cause braking problems. KeithG "Simon Putz" <simon.putznopsamline.de> wrote in message news:ab8rif$6df$04$1nopsam.t-online.com... > hey, > > thanks for your quick reply... > im not talking about the pads... its kinda that the car pulls to the left > side and i was told that this > is caused by the brakes and i need to clean or replace the brakeseat/shoe .. > not the pads the stuff around .. > sorry for my poor english :) > > bye > > simon putz > > > The synthetic oil had nothing to do with the head gasket. Replace the > chain > > if it is worn (stretched - measure tensioner to determine). Make sure to > use > > MB or Saab blue coolant and not pink stuff. Townsend mentions what else to > > look for. Water pump, alt bushings, thermostat, fan switch. If the front > > main seal/oil pump is leaking, you may want to do this at the same time, > > too. > > > > Flush the brake fluid for system health. You should not have to break open > > the system if all you are doing is replacing the pads. > > > > KeithG > > > > >

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