Date: 29 Sep 2005 19:59:35 GMT
From: Dave Hinz <>
Subject: Re: 2001 9-5 Wagon

On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 15:55:22 -0400, Malt_Hound <""> wrote: > TGS wrote: >> I am sure someone out there can tell me: > > Here comes someone... And someone else. >> What is the life expectancy for brakes on 2001 9-5 wagon, front & back.? > Fronts: 20k-100k miles > Rears: double that > It all depends on how and where you drive. Yup. >> What is involved in replacing rotor & pads? > > Remove calipers. Remove pads from calipers. Remove rotors. > Assembly is reverse of removal. Heh. A bit more detail maybe, but if you've ever done pads, there is nothing surprising about a 9-5 except that it's not as bad as many other cars. No unusual tools or anything. Also, unless the rotors actually need replacement, leave 'em alone. >> Can a mechanically inclined >> person handle this job? > No, it's just too easy for the mechanically inclined. Only mechanically > inept people can handle this job. ;-) One of those days, eh Fred? In all seriousness, it's not a bad job at all. The only mistake people seem to make is to think they have to unbolt the two halves of the caliper from each other; you don't. Retaining pins come out, pads come out radially from the hub. Push the piston back in, new pads, pins back in, and you're done. Unless your rotors have real problems, no point in replacing them until they need it.

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