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Old 22nd May 2004
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Default Hand Brake Problem - 9000 2.3t 1993

Hi Guys & Gals

I have a problem with my Hand-Brake - i have posted before and basically nothing seems to sort it.

Stuff I have dont so far=

New Handbrake cables (both Sides)
New Genuine Saab Calipers
New Brake shoes
Brakes have been bled corrctly by garage

I have also adjusted as per the mnaual with the 4mm allen key and then adjusted the handbrake lever.

Anyonhe had this problem or has anyone got any ideas what to do next.

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What is the problem with your brakes?
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LOL

Good point

It Don't work

Pedal Brakes are fine but no grip on Handbrake
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Hi I'm not sure if this will help but, my previous car a VW Golf GTI Mk2 had very similar rear caliper set up to the 9k Saab. They were notorious for crappy handbrakes.The fix was to undo the handbrake cable adjust the pads out so you can just get the calipers to squeeze onto the disc, I actually hammered mine on, refit the cable and take the car for a run "Drag" this will bed the new pads in and should give you a decent handbrake. Well it worked with my golf :-?

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I've got a 94 2.0 cs.

Two weekends ago my handbrake lost grip about 10 min after I parked it on my rather steep driveway.

My mother in law (can you see where this is going yet?) always parks across the entrance to my driveway as she is afeared of the steepness.

Yup, you guessed it. One nearly totalled new ford focus & one completely unscathed 10 year old saab 9000.

Mother in laws car! fanbloodytastic.
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Each caliper also has an adjustment bolt, try those.
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When you say each caliper do you mean the 4mm allen key that has a 14mm bolt over it?

If so thats what I've already adjusted.
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Two weekends ago my handbrake lost grip about 10 min after I parked it on my rather steep driveway.
This is why I park my car in gear...at my dad's office the same thing happened, a intern's ford probe rolled down the parking garage into a porsche 930 belonging to one of the executives.
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Matrix]When you say each caliper do you mean the 4mm allen key that has a 14mm bolt over it?

If so thats what I've already adjusted.
Thats the one that solved the problem on mine. I'm not sure what else it could be. Sorry man.
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check the hand brake lever where it is fixed to the floor as a friend of mine had a prob' with his hand brake and it turned out to be the car body had cracked around the lever mounting point so the floor was moving instead of the brakes being pulled on.

boxman :wink:
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