Date: 25 Aug 2003 14:42:40 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: 1985 SAAB 900 sticking emergency brake

On Mon, 25 Aug 2003 09:03:19 +0000 (UTC), SimonJ <> wrote: > ><> 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. >> > You could try attacking the pivots with a little WD40, making sure you dont > get it on the pads of course, but this can only be regarded as a temporary > repair of course, if something is causing the callipers to stick they need > fixing properly at some point. WD-40 is a water displacer; it's a lousy penetrant and a worse lubricant. It leaves a waxy film (to displace the water...) which then attracts dirt, dust, and assorted grunge (brake dust!). If you want to use a penetrant, use a penetrant - liquid wrench is at least the right class of chemicals, Kroil would be better but it's hard to find. Dave Hinz

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