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Re: parking brake cable options
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Posted by westernny [Email] (more from westernny) on Mon, 17 May 2021 14:58:20 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: parking brake cable options, TML [Profile/Gallery] , Fri, 14 May 2021 09:32:41
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Just my experience:

My '01 Aero got to the point about 4 years ago where the parking brake was inop due to the rusting/wear of the components. The indy shop I had been frequenting - good people, but not Saab specialists by any means - made a bunch of noise such as "to replace the E-brake system on your car would cost more than the car is worth..." I got the sense that they just had no interest in doing the job at all.

Through a subsequent lucky discussion with one of the good folks on this list who lives in this neck of the woods, I went to the local Saab whisperer who somehow I had never used for service. He asked that I leave the car so they could look at it. The next day when I went to pick up the Aero, he said that for about $350 he could replace the entire E-brake system, cables and other parts, pretty routine.

They did the job and gained a couple of new customers, too. So, I think that maybe the E-brake job might not be the easiest thing for someone to do, especially given the lack of facilities that you describe.

HTH



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