Hello Saab family!
I am working on my rear rotors and pads, it is a fairly straight forward job after scouring the forums and YouTube for guidance. (I've never done brakes before). Minor hiccups, no big deal. I know rear brakes only do like 20% of the workload but damn these things were old, rusted and worn!
The rear driver's side brake piston squeezed back into the caliper easy enough to get the caliper and with fresh pads over the new rotor. The rear passenger side piston is NOT going back into the caliper.
I've bent a C-Clamp, used a channel-lock wrench, opened the brake fluid reservoir cap, drained like 3 ounces of fluid from said caliper. Pretty much tried everything to get the piston back into the caliper. No dice.
So the caliper is old and rusty, oh well, I will change calipers on both sides with remanufactured units via AutoZone.
It looks like the hose coming off the caliper itself isn't a free spinning connection. It looks like I have to spin the caliper off the hose after I break the connection free. If I try and wrench-off the nut and brake cable, it will bind up. Any advice on getting the caliper off the brake line before I dive in?
THANKS EVERYONE! Pic attached of my setup. Yellow circle is the hose that is attached to the caliper.
P.S. the search function with "rear brake caliper" only yields Aero swaps with no real information about caliper removal. Damn, people were obsessed with Aero brakes backs in the day! B.F.D. ¯\(ツ)/¯