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Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2006 17:27:12 +0000
From: Colin Stamp <>
Subject: Re: Saab 9-3 - How long/difficult to change all pads/discs?

On Sat, 25 Feb 2006 17:02:06 +0000, Paul Hutchings <> 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.

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