Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 19:04:13 GMT
From: "charles stoyer" <>
Subject: Re: 1985 SAAB 900 sticking emergency brake

Been there, done that. This is not the answer you want to hear, but: You need to rebuild or replace the calipers. It is not that difficult. I replaced my wife's 85 calibers for around $50 each from Checker Auto. A couple years later I replaced my 1986 calipers for $35 each. Turn the rotors and put in new pads and you will like the results. Charles. <> wrote in message news:bibndh$3nv$ > My '85 SAAB 900 front-wheel brake pads have recently begun sticking in > the applied position when activated by the handbrake. The cables > connecting the handbrake to the front wheels slide with complete freedom > in their channels, but the coil springs on each front wheel that are > supposed to return the braking levers moved by the handbrake are unable > to overcome this stickiness when the handbrake is released, requiring > that someone reach behind each wheel and pull each braking lever forward > past the sticking point. > > Anyone know of a fix that doesn't require complete disassembly of the > braking system on each front wheel?

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