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  1. Replacing rear passenger caliper on 2000 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, I am replacing the rear passenger caliper on my 2000 9-3. It's different than calipers I have replaced on other cars because it doesn't have a mounting bracket and slide pins, just a piston on either side of the rotor. Also, it doesn't have a flex hose connecting to it, just the...
  2. 9-3 SE Convt woes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My saab story. I've had this '03 9-3 since approx. '08. It has been in storage(garage) in Fla. for nearly 2 yrs. The convt. had stopped doing "all" its cycle before I put it away. I now want to bring it back. I've found the leak: a line has completely pop out of it's fitting at the cylinder. So...
  3. Fluid stopped coming out of rear bleeders

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all, first off, thanks to everyone who posts and replies on these forums. I've saved myself lots of headache and $ because of your generosity with your time and knowledge. However, I've finally encountered a problem that I haven't found posted about before. I just replaced my rear brake...
  4. Can't bleed brakes at caliper, suspect Master Cylinder

    C900 Workshop
    Greetings everyone. Brief history of my braking woes: I had a bad brake line over a month ago that ruptured under hard braking. I replaced the bad line and bled the caliper (rear left). The brakes worked after this, but the pedal was lower than usual. I drove like this for awhile until the...
  5. Tackling stuck brake bleed nipples

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm trying to bleed my brake system but found the bleed nipples are stuck fast and I'm afraid of applying too much pressure and snapping them off. Any recommendations for penetrating fluids to ease the nipples open?
  6. Any DOT4 Brake Fluid for bleeding?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm planning on bleeding my brakes since I bought the car back in October and I don't know when the previous owner had them done, but I always like to bleed them at least twice a year. On the reservoir cap it says to use DOT4. I'm wondering if these cars need a special brand of fluid like the...
  7. Clutch Job Finishing Touches: Pressure Plate Spacer, Bleeding, etc.

    C900 Workshop
    Well, yesterday I finally got the '89 Convertible running again! Took a while and a lot of patience, but now the it runs great. Since I've asked a lot of questions on SaabCentral lately, I just wanted to update you all on how it went in the end. Compressing the new pressure plate to get the...