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Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 00:18:59 GMT
From: "Fritz001k" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9000 brakes and turbo

Had exactly the same problem. I am not sure exactly how the emergy lever hooks the rear caliper and pushes it forward but I assumed that the piston was too far back for it to get "grabbed" by the emerg lever. I noticed that my aftermarket pads and rotors were slightly thicker than the originals "which is why I had to pull the caliper back to the max to get them on. After a couple of weeks 'break in" the emergy break magically hooked in and has been 100% for the past year. My guess is that they needed a little wear to get the caliper far enough out for the emerg brake lever to lock in!! "Oscar" <> wrote in message news:nH53d.399$ > Okay, I'm feeling really dumb here, but now that the brakes are done, my > emergency brake doesn't work anymore. I'm sure it's just an adjustment, but > how to do it??? That is really the question, is it not? > > Dan > > > "Fred W." <Fred.Willsnospamove this to reply to'> wrote in > message > > > > "Fritz001k" <> wrote in message > > news:UsL2d.5107$ > >> Just did all the brakes on my 92 9000. Keep your C clamp handy for the > >> front brakes. Dont know why or who designed these things with two > > different > >> ways of compressing the calipers. Some bored engineer probably thought it > >> would be "funny' !! > > > > It's pretty simple, I guess. The fronts don't have the emergency brake > > feature that the backs do. That is what the screw on the back ones > > accomodates. The fronts have hydraulic actuation only, so you nbeed to > > push > > them back with the beloved "big C-clamp". > > > > -Fred W > > > > > >

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