Date: Tue, 09 Jul 2002 18:51:06 -0400
From: KeithG <>
Subject: Re: 1986 Saab Brakes

I am sure others will chime in, too. You need a special tool to turn the piston to retract it. Either make or buy one. The bought one works a bit better than the one I made... KeithG 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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