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Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2003 11:44:57 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: 1985 SAAB 900 sticking emergency brake


dfangernopsamld.std.com wrote: > 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? Oiling might help temporarily, but ultimately you will need to rebuild the calipers. If you can buy rebuild kits where you are, then rebuilding is quite easy, otherwise buy a pair of rebuilt ones. -- Grunff

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