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  1. Vented to Solid rear brake discs

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm in the process of changing my discs and the old discs at the rear are of the vented variety. Can you just simply fit solid discs with the existing caliper? Also are the brake pads the same for vented and solid discs? Thanks,
  2. 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...
  3. Left rear brake dragging

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my left rear brake is dragging and getting quite hot. Not sure when I will get to take a look as the weather here will be kind of sub optimal over this weekend. I thought I would pose the following question as a poll to see what people think is the most likely possibility and after I get it...
  4. How Screwed Am I Exactly? (Rear Brakes)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I was working on changing my rear brake pads and not having a good time. Trying to wind the caliper back when I noticed brake fluid starting to leak out . Turns out I had accidently gotten a small tear in the boot of the piston. My question is how screwed am i? I taped over the hole with...
  5. Brakes, Rear, 1985, caliper, pads, disc replacement

    C900 Workshop
    I know this won't be earth-shattering for most denizens here, but it's useful to me to have a reference like this, even for things that are for most considered to be basic. In case it's useful for someone else some day.... And, question at the end. The right rear brakes on the 1985 900 T16...
  6. Whistle and Rumble Noise

    9-5 Workshop
    The car: 2009 Saab 9-5 2.3t | 113,000 miles | automatic The problem: Constant rumble noise when driving. Intermittent (somewhat seldom) whistling noise coming from the front left wheel that goes away when I tap the brakes. To note, I had a new tire put on and the rotors replaced a couple...
  7. Caliper Covers?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey does anyone have caliper covers on their Saabie? I have a 2006 9-3/SS... I really like the look of them on other cars but I've never seen a Saab with them! If you do, where did you get them? Post pictures? Is anyone against caliper covers? Are they specifically to look purdy or do they have...
  8. 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...
  9. 2005 rear caliper upgrade?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I ordered drilled/slotted rotors for the 2005 9-3 aero, but I recieved front and rear vented rotors when only the front should be vented. I believe the 06 aero has both front and rear vented rotors. So my question would be has anyone heard of putting the newer caliper on the older model? It's...
  10. '95 900 Brake caliper hitting front wheel on both sides, input?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey all, A friend noticed that the caliper was extremely close to the wheel on my mom's 900, (he drives a 900 as well). He mentioned it to me and I pulled the wheel off and there was a very little spot where the caliper had rubbed the wheel. It looks close on the other front wheel too, but I...
  11. Saab design calipers

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey all! many high-powered cars have got their brand on the calipers; porsche, lambo, ferrari, etc. just want a consensus - which one would you think will match the profile of Saab? cheerios...;ol;
  12. HELP! Mechanic told me I have frozen rear caliper...

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Ok so I went in for an oil change and told them to check my rear brakes because they were making a noise while driving (w/o brake applied). They said I needed new pads/rotors, so, ok. BUT, during the fix they came back and told me that I had a frozen rear caliper and they couldnt get it off...
  13. Removing Rear Brake Caliper

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am new to this site and searched for over 2 hours, but I still couldn't find what I am looking for. I have a 2003 9-3 Arc, and I need to replace my driver side, rear caliper. I have everything unbolted, and all I need to do is remove the parking cable from the caliper. The problem I have is...