Date: Tue, 7 May 2002 07:49:28 -0400
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: couple of questions:  '88 900s rear brakes & Alternator

actually it is 14mm wrench and a 4 mm allen. You won't 'wreck it', but you do have to set it this way. If it sticks, you may have to replace the seals, clean and reassemble. KeithG <> wrote in message news:ab8efv$g337h$ > Someone who looks an awful lot like Lee and Patrick <> wrote: > > I am about to replace the rear brakes on my 1988 900s - anything I need to > > watch out for? I am replacing the pads and the drums and have not done it > > on a Saab before... any warnnings? > > YES! Buy the Bentley manual - if you don't back off the pistons > properly, you'll wreck the caliper, I've been told. There's a little plug > on the back (13mm socket to take off) inside of which is a screw which > looks from where you can see it, like a setscrew. 7mm (or is it 5mm? > You'll see when you get in there...) allen wrench for that one, back off the pads > that way. > > > > I am also replacing the alternator - yikes, is there an easy way to get to > > it without disassembling three other components? > > Depends which way the mounting bolt for the alternator is in there. Keep > in mind, you *can* just cut off the head of the bolt & put the new one in > from the other direction. If this makes no sense to you right now, it will > when you see that bolt. > > Dave Hinz >

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