Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2006 11:00:17 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: '94 900S Rear wheels not verticle

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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