Date: 7 May 2002 11:40:47 GMT
Subject: Re: couple of questions:  '88 900s rear brakes & Alternator

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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