Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2003 13:17:15 +0100
From: Richard Sutherland-Smith <>
Subject: Re: MOT Failed

In message <> MeatballTurbo <> wrote: > In article <b489ol$1t97sb$>, > spouted forth into > > If that's the case, and you're getting good braking efficiency > > but no handbrake, then I really wouldn't bother - I spent *way* > > too long messing around with handbrake mechanisms to suggest > > otherwise. Bite the bullet and get a replacement caliper. > > > > The lever can be moved by hand, it isn't totally locked solid, it just > doesn't move enough for the handbrake self adjustment to keep up. > > I've tried a little plusgas (fuid not spray) on the lever and spring, > see if that would do anything, but no luck (I did make sure it didn't go > anywhere near the pads or disk). If you are thinking of taking the calliper off anyway you might as well have a go at fixing it. Take the body out of the yoke, then the handbrake lever just pulls out of the body and you can assess the problem. Saab sell a seal kit for the 1975 onwards 99 calliper (Is it the same?) 89 94 535. These have a habit of gunging up apparently, but less so in our balmy weather!!! -- Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith New Zealand SAAB RiscOS Fox Terrier

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