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I have replaced the front rotors and brake pads myself without much problems. When I took the rear wheel off my 2003 9-3 SE Convertible, the brake caliper looks a little bit different. It looks like there are pistons on both sides of the rotor instead of normally the piston is on the inside of the caliper.

How do I unpack it? I tried to unscrew 4 screws appear on the caliper. I unscrewed 2 on the outside and everything seems fine. When I unscrew the ones on the inside, brake fluid begins to come out and at that point I tightened the screw back in.

I was not able to get the brake pads out without unpack the caliper. There seems to have two pins running across the caliper that hold the brake pads in place and allow them to slide across the pin. I guess I need to somehow get those two pins out before I can replace the brake pads.

Please provide instructions how I can replace my rear brake pads. If you could provide pictures with instructions that would be great.
 

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wrong part of the forum, you want Saab93 This is for the 93SS.
 

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I have replaced the front rotors and brake pads myself without much problems. When I took the rear wheel off my 2003 9-3 SE Convertible, the brake caliper looks a little bit different. It looks like there are pistons on both sides of the rotor instead of normally the piston is on the inside of the caliper.

How do I unpack it? I tried to unscrew 4 screws appear on the caliper. I unscrewed 2 on the outside and everything seems fine. When I unscrew the ones on the inside, brake fluid begins to come out and at that point I tightened the screw back in.

I was not able to get the brake pads out without unpack the caliper. There seems to have two pins running across the caliper that hold the brake pads in place and allow them to slide across the pin. I guess I need to somehow get those two pins out before I can replace the brake pads.Absolutely....

Please provide instructions how I can replace my rear brake pads. If you could provide pictures with instructions that would be great. The Haynes manual explains this fairly well, but the pics are nearly useless
Exactly what are we doing and why ?
Replacing worn out pads ?
I think a special tool has to be used to push back or relocate the pistons - some cars are like this.
Replacing a worn rotor ?
Then the caliper mount bolts must be loosened and disengaged from its bracket.
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=208758
 

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All you need is a pin punch



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I was not able to get the brake pads out without unpack the caliper. There seems to have two pins running across the caliper that hold the brake pads in place and allow them to slide across the pin. I guess I need to somehow get those two pins out before I can replace the brake pads.

Please provide instructions how I can replace my rear brake pads. If you could provide pictures with instructions that would be great.
 

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Are you saying all I need to do is to punch those pins out an use a piston re-tractor to push the piston back in?

What size should I buy?
 

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Yeah that is pretty much it, Saab is the only car that I have come across where all you need to change the pads is a hammer. I would also check the condition of the pins, rusted ones can impair the movement of the pads and give the illusion of a stuck caliper. Easy and cheap to replace them when you do the pads.
 
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