Saab 2000-06

Brake Caliper

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Press caliper piston back into the caliper.
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  7. Use a brake pedal clamp to slightly depress brake pedal.
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  9. Remove the brake pipe from the caliper and plug the openings.
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  11. Remove the locking spring and caliper pins.
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  13. Remove the brake pads.
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  15. Remove 2 caliper bolts and remove the caliper.
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To install:

  1. Position the caliper and install retaining bolts. Torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake pipe and tighten to 10 ft. lbs. (14 Nm).
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  5. Install the brake pads, caliper pins and locking spring.
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  7. Remove brake pedal clamp.
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  9. Install the wheels and tighten the lug nuts.
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  11. Pump brake pedal several times to release the piston.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove fuse No. 6 from the instrument panel electrical center.
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  5. Depress the brake pedal slightly using a brake pedal clamp.
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  7. Loosen the handbrake adjustment so that the cables can be unhooked from the brake caliper.
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  9. Raise the car and remove the rear wheel.
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  11. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Brake hose and handbrake cable from caliper body
     
    Carrier from brake caliper
     
    Protective covers and remove caliper body
     
    Brake pads
     
    Carrier from steering swivel member.
     

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To install:

  1. Clean the contact surfaces between the steering swivel member and the brake caliper carrier.
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  3. Install or connect the following:
    NOTE
    Make sure the springs on the inner pad enter the groove in the piston.



    Brake caliper carrier to steering swivel member, 74 96 268 thread lock adhesive to bolts and torque to 96 ft. lbs. (130 Nm) plus 45 degrees.
     
    Screw in brake piston, if necessary
     
    Brake pads
     



    Caliper hydraulic body; torque bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm)
     
    Protective covers
     
    Retaining spring to the brake caliper
     
    Brake hose, with new seals, and torque connection to 30 ft. lbs. (40 Nm)
     

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  5. Remove the brake pedal clamp and refit fuse No. 6 in the instrument panel electrical center.
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  7. Bleed the brake system.
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  9. Adjust the handbrake.
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  11. Install the rear wheels.
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  13. Lower the car.
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  15. Depress the brake pedal repeatedly in order to press out the brake piston and the handbrake self adjustment.
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  17. Check the operation of the foot brake and handbrake.
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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the brake pads.
  6.  
  7. Depress the brake pedal slightly with a brake pedal clamp.
  8.  
  9. Remove fuse No. 1.
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  11. Remove the clip from the brake pedal pipe, swinging caliper only.
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  13. Remove the hose from the brake pedal pipe.
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  15. Remove the caliper guide pins and remove the hydraulic body, swinging caliper only.
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  17. Remove the brake hose from the caliper.
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  19. Remove the caliper.
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To install:

  1. Install the brake lines to the hydraulic body, swinging caliper only. Torque the line to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
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  3. Install the hydraulic body and torque the bolts to 21 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
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  5. Install the caliper and torque the bolts to 59 ft. lbs. (80 Nm), fixed caliper only.
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  7. Install the brakes lines and torque them to 11 ft. lbs. (16 Nm), fixed caliper only.
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  9. Install the brake hose to the pipe and install the clip, swinging caliper only.
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  11. Install the brake pads.
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  13. Remove the brake pedal clamp and replace the fuse.
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  15. Bleed the brake system and top off the fluid, if necessary.
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  17. Install the rear wheels.
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