Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 20:47:13 +0000 (UTC) From: "a.n.other" <anospamer.com> Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 - How long/difficult to change all pads/discs?
Does this model have the handbrake on the front caliper? "Colin Stamp" <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote in message news:ub410258srnf2mpu1mhnlab6ntr4qqqie8nospamcom... > On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 17:02:06 +0000, Paul Hutchings <paulnospamcop.net> > wrote: > > >99 9-3 convertible. This is a bit of a general question, but how long > >should it take, and how difficult is it to change all the pads/discs? > > > >I can't do it myself but I work at MIRA which means I might be able to > >call in a favour, but it doesn't guarantee familiarity with anything > >specific/quirky to Saabs (it might, haven't asked yet). > > > >What would I need to buy? Looking at Elkparts I'm assuming I would need: > > > >1 x pair Brembo front discs > >1 x pair Brembo rear discs > >1 x set genuine Saab front pads > >1 x set genuine Saab rear pads > > > >but is there anything else? > > > >TIA, > >Paul > > There's nothing Saab specific about them. I'd guess at a 2-3 hours for > a one-off DIY job. Don't forget the thread-lock for the torque-member > bolts and the disk retaining screws. As I discovered, it's well worth > doing a full adjustment of the handbrake shoes and cable whilst you > have them apart - add another half-hour or so. > > Cheers, > > Colin.