Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 11:12:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Saabtech" <>
Subject: Re: I'm in deep pooh

Try this; Remove pads on offending side, Using an oil seal pick [or a bit of bent wire] gently lift to one side the rubber gaiter on the piston, not the calliper body, just enough to spray in some brake cleaner to wash off all the congealed crap that has accumulated and ten try to screw the piston outwards first, this more often than not will free off the piston, I am not suggesting that you drive with iffy brakes but it will be an improvment till you get new parts if needed, Regards, Tom. "MeatballTurbo" <> wrote in message > 1984 Saab 900 T16. > Noticed Brake pads were getting bad on the front. > > Managed to change the pads OK on the drivers side that were causing > problems, and got the pistons wound back ok, and got the handbrake > sorted for that side. > > On the passenger side, pads not as badly worn, but changing because they > should always be changed completly on both sides. > > Got the old ones out no problem. Tried to wind the piston back > (clockwise), no joy wouldn't budge. > > Also the slides for the outer pad had a lot of play in them. Couldn't > get the new pads in, so stuck the old ones back, and resigned taking to > mechanic who would fit me a new caliper, on passenger side, as well as > my pads, and possibly a new Disc on the drivers side (maybe warped, and > why the pads had worn so badly, and unevenly). > > Dropped it off this morning, told what the problem was, and how far I > had gotten, and maybe needing a new caliper and a new Disc (on opposite > sides). > > Got a phone call, about 10 minutes ago. > > "Sorry sir, can't do anything about your brakes. Too many potential > problems, and the need for specialist tools, best to see a Saab dealer". > > How many specialist tools can it take to change a brake disc, and a > brake caliper on a Saab 900? I thought they were good old standard > Lucas/Girling Calipers and noting out of the ordinary for fitting. > Needing just a pair of Circlip pliers or a pin spanner to wind back the > piston when you change pads? > > Can anyone help. > The nearest Saab dealer is 18miles from where I live, and only really > accessable by motorway (not something I fancy with substandard brakes). > > And I need this car back on the road by Monday, it's my daily driver. > > Help. > -- > The poster formerly known as Skodapilot. >

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