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Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 22:24:59 GMT
From: "big dom" <>
Subject: Re: handbrake adjustment on 89 900i.

"Craig's Saab C900 Site" <> wrote in message news:f478d3$8ov$ > Some of you will know I replaced the rear disks and pads on my 89 900i > sometime back and did a heap of fiddling to understand the relationship of > the handbrake controls to the way the calipers work. > > Now with the weather getting cold the handbrake lever only comes up two or > three notches before it's fully tight and I wonder if the handbrakes are > incorrectly adjusted? They do work - but I don't think they work enough. I > might try loosening off the handbrake adjusters to get the lever to stop > at > the correct position (around 8 or 9 notches is the specified stop point I > think). The car is due for it's pre-rego inspection so will get the > handbrakes looked at and the wheel bearings too. > > The handbrakes on the pre-88's are a lot easier to work with and adjust > from > what I can tell having now had experience with both brake configurations, > but perhaps there's something with the rear-handbrake setup that I'm > missing. 8-) yeah the pre-88's are fine when they're well serviced. I think with front H/brake 8 notches is the norm, but 3-4 is just fine for a rear setup. With new pads you just wind in the allen adjuster until they just touch the disk then back off a tad....

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