Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 21:13:35 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: 1986 Saab Brakes

You need a special tool. I had a 1986 900 and gave away many spare parts and tools. I still have the Saab Factory Shop Manuals for the 1986 900 Series. I now own a 1990 900s and it has different brakes. Let me know if you need any information from the shop manuals. Hal Selvey wrote: > My son has an 86 model 900S which needs a front brake job (rear to come > soon.) It has disk brakes all around. > > I can't get the caliper pistons to retract enough to get new pads in. > As a matter of fact, I'm not sure I've gotten them to retract at all > except I can get the old pads out. > > Is there a trick to this? I can't get enough clearance to get a C-clamp > > on the primary piston. Prying against the disk doesn't result in any > movement of either piston. Opening the bleeder valve doesn't help; it > just drains the master cylinder. Are the rusted in place maybe? Do I > need to dismount the calipers? I have a Haynes manual, and it isn't any > > help at all.

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