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Date: 3 Apr 2005 15:49:31 -0700
From: "yaofeng" <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 brake rotor

You're the lone man out as far as SAAB is concerned. May be even for other brand and in general. Everyone I know on all the SAAB discussion group uses a c-clamp to force the piston back. On the rear ones after the screw has been backed out. Sometimes I even use a hammer if I can get leverage between the caliper and the piston shielded by the old pads. Not to pound on it but to pry and force the piston back. I have done it on my C-900 and all of mine 9k's over the years. Had four 9k and currently own three. Not once have I damaged any ABS's. BMW is the same way. It is hard to argue with facts regardless of how theoretically correct your procedure is. I would never open the bleeder to replace brake pads. It invites trouble. I wonder if that is the reason the shop is charging customers more than they should if the practice is kept.

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