Date: 22 Sep 2006 09:43:09 -0700
Subject: Re: '94 900S Rear wheels not verticle

Okay here's a good question: Let's say I pick up a used rear axle to replace my current one. How do I know if the new (used) rear axle is bent or not?? Also; is there a way to check the rear axle while it's still on the car. Something akin to a long straight edge or something? For the past four or five years, I've had a terrible string of bad luck, and I just KNOW that I'll put on a new rear axle and it won't fix the situation; either the new axle will be bent or it will have been something else. Seriously, if you want to make a bundle on, say, betting on the NFL, just ask who I pick and PICK THE OPPOSITE! As the song says, "If it weren't for bad luck, I've have no luck at all..." -- Don Fred W wrote: > John B wrote: > > On Fri, 22 Sep 2006 08:24:06 -0400, Fred W wrote: > > > >>>ps- also don't overlook the fact that you will have the brake line apart and > >>>will therefore need to know how to bleed the brakes > >>> > >> > >>If you take the calipers off and support them why would you need to > >>break the hydraulic line? > >> > > > > > > Actually I was referring to the brake line that goes from the body to the axle, > > not from the axle to the caliper. I suppose I'm making the assumption that the > > brake lines don't go directly from the body to the caliper on the ng900- my > > experience is mostly limited to the c900. > > > > Funny you should mention that though. A few months ago I did brake work on a > > 9-3 for the first time, and I was surprised that the rigid brake line ran right > > to the caliper (no flexible hose as on the c900). I had to remove the caliper > > to replace the brake rotors, and I didn't realize that the rigid brake lines > > provided enough flexibility to leave the hydraulics hooked up. So like a fool, > > I did the extra work of disconnecting and reconnecting the hydraulics and > > bleeding the brakes. Oh well, it was a learning experience. > > Heh. I just recently did that job too on a '98. But I was following the > procedure in the SAAB TIS and it said they could stay connected so, I > did. Probably would have been a good excuse to flush the lines though... > > > -- > -Fred W

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