Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 13:10:03 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Saabtech" <>
Subject: Re: Handbrake Seizes ON

"Malcolm W. Mason" <> wrote in message news:pgk64vkkqiu6j3devdvqkgs8ejlntcsimmnopsamcom... > I feel that i must apologize for posting this a second time but the It is not rocket science to work out how to fix this problem, Firstly we need to know the year and model of the vehicle. As you have had three sets of rear callipers to cure the problem, I will assume that you have either a 9000 or a 1987> 900. Firstly disconnect the cables from the calliper and make sure that they are free to move to and fro. Do not reconnect at this time. Next, make sure that the handbrake operating arm on the calliper is in the fully off position, IE resting against its stop. Next, Remove the 14mm plug on the back of the calliper and using a 4mm allen key down the hole adjust the handbrake up until it prevents you from turning the disc, Then back off half a turn. Next use a small tube on the acctuating arm and pull the handbrake on and then release, If it does not release then the problem is the calliper. Now slacken of the cables and refit to calliper and adjust up so that the arm on the calliper is still resting on its stop, 4or5 clicks on the lever is about right. Try it now, and if the procedure has been followed all should be fine. PS if you have been paying a garage to do this job, I would not trust them with a wheel barrow, Regards T

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