Wink says: You don't specify a year. The procedures are different depending on the year. A good shop manual will provide the best information.
In brief, here is what you do on 1979-87 900s: 1) Jack up front end, set car on jack stands and remove wheel. 2) Remove the parking brake cable from the lever, remove the protective boot, and remove the circlip holding the cable to the yoke. Pull the cable out of the yoke and tie it to the spring. 3) Remove the brake pads.
4) Disconnect the brake fluid hose. Unless you want brake fluid all over your work area, find a way to plug the end. 5) The bolts are on the back side of the caliper, held in place with a locking plate. Knock the tabs from the locking plate back with a screwdriver. Remove the two bolts that hold the caliper to the upright. 6) If the rotors are scored, they need to be replaced as well, along with new brake pads.
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Carlblum says: I have NEVER read a manual or asked anyone how to replace the brakes on any vehcile in the over 20 years of working on vehicles. If you have to get your brakes worked on, and you have no knowledge of vehicle brakes, have someone you know, who knows HOW TO DO IT RIGHT, show you. or Take it to a shop. The most prominent weapon in use in America today is the Automobile. Playing with it, is like playing with a loaded 357 magnum with the hammer cocked.
There are several different front brake calipers for the Saab 900 depending on the year. The first is from 1979-1987 and is the same as that on the Saab 99 beginning in 1975. You need a special tool to rotate the caliper piston back into place because the front caliper also acts as the parking brake. From 1988 thru 1993, the front calipers on the Classic 900 are the same as those on the Saab 9000. The NG 900 has a completely different brake caliper setup beginning with the 1994 model.
It really depends on the year and model as the braking systems are different on different models, and sometimes change over the course of the model. However, since Saabs are Front Wheel Drive, a rear caliper is easier to replace than the fronts. Remove the brake line and parking brake cable (if there is one). Remove the old caliper and install the new one. Re-install the brake line and parking brake pieces. Bleed the brakes.
us Cclamp to retract caliper leave old brake pad in place put clamp over caliper with 1 end on brake pad and the other over caliper back start to tighten very simple.
Take off the brake calipers, but let the brake line be mounted. Attach the caliper to a string so that it does not hang by the brake hose. Take out the old brake pads. Compress the pistons together. You may need a special Saab tool for this. Apply some copper paste or similar grease to the sides of the caliper and mount the new brake pads. Check that everything runs smoothly before mounting everything back together.
remove spring clip of the front 7mm Allen key socket for sliders BUT a special tool is required a rear brake piston wind back tool with saab/vauxhall attachment a easy job with the right tool clockwise rotation
Very simple buddy, You CAN NOT use the regular method of just pushing the piston back in the caliper. DO NOT TRY you will break your tool!. You must apply the caliper spreader but do not over do the pressure you apply. then take a 14mm wrench or socket and remove the bolt in the back. There is something inside that takes an Allen key to turn. find one that fits and loosen that while tightening the brake spreader, and there you go it should move back into the caliper and if it does not then your caliper needs to be replaced because it is froze.
Begin by removing the positive cable from your 1995 Saab battery. Remove the cables from the front of the starter. Remove the starter retaining bolts. Reverse the process to install your new starter.
Same as the front except don't try to compress the caliper. remove the cap that is in back and loosen with an Allen wrenchAfter you've installed the pads and put the caliper back on, retighten that screw in the back of the caliper with the Allen wrench until it is tight again, then back it off a quarter turn. This is to readjust the brakes. If you don;t do this the brakes will be really mushy.AddendumThere is no Allen key or bolt to undo (unlike a Saab 9000). Instead, when the pads have been removed, you need to turn the caliper piston to retract it.Use a pair of pliers direct on the piston and turn clockwise to retract. This works!
How do you replace a front indicator bulb in a Saab 93
If it is like a 1989 saab 9000, you remove the front passenger wheel, remove all the plastic from the wheel well, and the alternator should be rite there. You can also get to it by removing the manifold, which allows much easier access to the alternator, but then you need a new manifold gasket.
Very simply get a thin punch or nailset, tap lightly on the pins. They will come partially out the other side. Then pull them out with any decent plier. A little of WD or blaster makes it quicker. Then clean with brake cleaner and reset. Saabs forever. P.S. Is there a wing accessory package so ours too will fly? VVVVVVVVVVrooooooooooooooooommmmmm!
how do i replace the front strut on 1999 Saab 9-3
If you have an 03-07 SAAB 9-3 you would need to remove the front bumper. I've included a How To video in the related links section below that will show you exactly how to do this. Hope this helps you out.
To change the brake light bulb, first remove the brake light lens. Next, disconnect the wiring connector. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise to remove it from the lens, and remove the bulb from the socket. Place the new bulb into the socket and put the socket back in the lens. Screw the lens back into place.
Remove the speaker covers. Remove the speaker retaining screws. Remove the wiring harness from the back of the speakers. Reverse the process to install the new speakers.
Before jacking up the car, install Saab spacer tool between the upper control arm and the body. This is important as it preserves a usable angle to remove the axle.Jack up the car and support it on jack stands.Remove wheel, remove brake caliper, remove center axle nut, disconnect the tie rod end, remove upper and lower ball joints from A-arms. Remove hub assembly from the car.Loosen clamp on inner boot. You should now be able to remove the axle.Outer CV joints can be replaced on the axle. Remove the boot, then remove the circlip holding the CV joint to the axle shaft.Use a new boot and new grease when replacing the CV joint.
How do you remove a Saab 9.5 transmission
you must first remove the axle then watch some tv. then toast some lovely crumpets and tea with jam.
The dealer estimated $600 for a front brake job on my 95 900 SE Turbo Convertible, saying the SAAB rotors cannot be turned (machined smooth) safely, so this would have included new front rotors & pads. I went to Kragen and got everything I needed for much less, I think around $200 total, and did it myself. 2 years later, still stopping!
Pretty much the way you change a wheel bearing in any car... remove the old one, install the new one. In order to give a proper answer, however, we need to know more. Year and model? Front or rear? I recently replaced a rear bearing on my Classic 900. 1. Jack up the car and remove the wheel. Place jack stands under the car. 2. Remove the caliper. If the line is not disconnected, hang the caliper from the suspension. 3. Remove the brake disc. There are two screws that hold the disc in place and an impact screwdriver may be needed to remove them. 4. Remove the hub cap, the small cover over the axle hub. Remove the axle nut. Remove the bearing housing. 5. The new bearing comes installed in a new bearing housing. Slide it into place. Install a new axle nut and torque to 200 ft.lbs. 6. Re-install everything else.
steps to remove 2002 9-3 alternator
I have a Saab 9-5 and its blower motor is located in the front of the windshield underneath the wipers