Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2006 17:17:26 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Saab 900i handbrake cable


in article MY2Zg.19874$L.6882nospamfe4-gui.ntli.net, Swampy Bogtrotter at samandjanetknoxnospamco.net wrote on 17/10/2006 12:17: > Paul Halliday wrote: >> in article HhRXg.6867$69.1199nospamfe3-gui.ntli.net, Swampy Bogtrotter >> at samandjanetknoxnospamco.net wrote on 13/10/2006 19:54: >> >>> I pulled up into th epetrol station tonight and put the handbrake on >>> and suddenly felt it go all limp as the handbrake cable either >>> broke, or detatched itself from its connection at one end or the >>> other. >>> >>> So a question. >>> >>> Does anybody know if the handbrake cable on a 1989 Saab 900 is a >>> difficult thing to repair, re-attach or replace? >>> Is it a DIY job, or should I be thinking of leaving it into my local >>> garage? >> >> >> DIY job, but you do need to get the back seat out and lift the >> carpet. The cable should thread through a tunnel to the rear >> calipers. Oh, yes, remove the front passenger (UK) seat, too, which >> will make getting to the adjustment point really easy. You'll find a >> plate which slides up between the passenger seat and the central >> housing for the handbrake cable. You adjust it there. You might be >> able to get in there by moving the seat all the way forwards, but >> removing it is easier. >> >> Rear wheel handbrakes are easy ... I could tell you tales of the >> voodoo incantations necessary to cajole the older front wheel >> handbrake cars in behaving :) >> >> Have you bought a Haynes manual yet? Most home mechanic procedures are >> detailed in there. If you do get into it, there's a more expensive >> Bentley workshop manual. > It turned out that the nuts holding the cable onto the handbrake lever had > come away. > Thankfully, no need to pull seats out and lift carpets. That's a good result! Nice one! Now go and pull a few J turns :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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