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Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2003 21:47:03 GMT
From: "Happy-camper" <>
Subject: Re: What happened to my e-brake, park brake etc??

Thats exactly what I did. Any tighter and I will smoke the pads. I suspect that the rotors and pads are thicker than the "saab" brand and that I will have to wear them down first. How does the e-brake apply pressure inside the piston? "Richard Sutherland-Smith" <> wrote in message > In message <_u_nb.118825$> > "Happy-camper" <> wrote: > > > Felt a little adventerous this past weekend and put new Zimmerman rotors and > > eurorotor pads on the back of my 92 9000. Everything went like clockwork > > until I went for a little test drive and when I returned, I had no emergency > > brake, nil, not the least bit of resistance. It was perfect before I started > > and I never touched it during the brake work. I checked each of the little > > levers on each of the rear calipers and both offered no resistance when > > pulled individually by hand. I suspect that it has something to do with the > > position of the piston in the caliper. Do I need to tweek it in and or out > > untill the e-brake hooks up? Anyone know how this type of e-brake actually > > works? > > > > > You need to take the plastic plugs out of the back of each calliper, and > using a 7mm hex., screw up the pads until they just touch the rotor when > it is turned. > -- > Richard & Mary Sutherland-Smith > now back at > 19 Webb Road, Wanganui > New Zealand

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