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Old 01-13-2009, 05:54 AM   #1
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Brake Problems

Hey Guys,

I need some help. I have an 86 900 non Turbo and the Brake Fluid light that is on the Dash is coming on. Anyway I am not sure what type of fluid it takes because I am work and don't have access to my shop manuals. Does anyone know what type I should put in there so I can nurse it home and fill it up?

Also I am not sure what the real problem is either I'll have to investigate it over lunch. Hopefully it is just the cap came off or something stupid.

Thanks I appreciate all the help.
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Old 01-13-2009, 05:59 AM   #2
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DOT4, but DOT3 will work just fine.

Make sure you aren't leaking fluid out of a line somewhere.
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Old 01-13-2009, 06:28 AM   #3
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Cool Thank you Yeah I haven't fully Diagnosed the problem yet. I am hoping it is a simple Cap or something stupid. A line wouldn't be bad either. Not sure what else it could be.


Edit: Also could someone with Mod Powers rename this thread from Brake Light problems to something more like Brake Problems. I wasn't thinking when I made the thread. Thank you!
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Old 01-13-2009, 11:10 AM   #4
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Well just looked at the beast looks like I have a seal shot somewhere behind the Master Brake Cylinder. Probably going to have to rip it all apart.

In other related news I lost my side molding on my passenger side guess I'll be taking the drivers side as well.

Anyone have tips on getting old glue off?
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Anyone have tips on getting old glue off?
A hair dryer and a plastic scrapper.
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Old 01-14-2009, 02:03 PM   #6
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Thanks Nate... All the moulding is coming off on three out of four doors guess I may as well pull the last one off too.
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hey grif,
there is a product called goof-off that works well for this glue. it smells like oranges. you just have to clean the area real well with soapy water after you get all the glue off or the product will discolor the paint.
also, since you are in florida, check out our recently started florida club / website / forum just for saabs at www.neflsaab.com
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Thank 88SPG I'll head over there.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #9
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I've been using the Valvoline Synthetic Dot 3&4 with good results. About 6.99 a QT @ Schucks, and I don't have to keep numerous special fluids in the locker. Might as well do your clutch master reseal if you have one, while you're already in the area.
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Important thing with brake fluid is not to mix types. While DOT-3 and -4 are somewhat compatible, DOT-5 is not and cannot be used in c900 braking systems. DOT-4 is the standard fluid for our cars and if DOT-3 is used, the entire system should be flushed and re-filled with fresh DOT-4 ASAP.

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