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Old 03-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #1
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9-5 brake master cylinder replacement?

Anyone have a picture/walk-through for replacing the brake master cylinder on a 9-5? It sounds like just move all the crap out of the way and replace, but I am a visual guy and llike to see what to expect.

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Old 03-16-2014, 01:18 PM   #2
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As I couldn't figure out how to post a picture I sent you an email with a picture.

In summary move the battery, battery tray, and fuse box out of the way. Detach the clutch hose, two brake lines and remove the two nuts holding the master cylinder in place.
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Is there anything on the inside? Am i climbing under the dash for anything? Does the brake pedal connect to the master, or does It just push on it?
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The pedal just pushes. The whole job is done from under the hood. Did you receive the email with the picture and instructions?
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I did, thank you!
Looks like an afternoon job. I've never bench bled a master, though... woohooo
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Replacing? Why, never saw one go bad
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Mine is. Pedal goes almost to the floor. If I rest my foot on the pedal, it creeps the rest of the way.
Not a huge deal. Seems relatively easy to r&r
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I did, thank you!
Looks like an afternoon job. I've never bench bled a master, though... woohooo

Would you still happen to have the email that was sent to you for this issue I see it's been years ago but I'm having the same issue in my Saab with a spongy pedal and ordered a new brake master cylinder to replace it, when you replaced yours did it solve your brake issue ?
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holy cow... sorry to have not replied.
Did you get this fixed? It's pretty darn easy.
Remove the brake lines from the master. Remove the 2 13mm nuts from the vacuum... thing.
Pop off the Master.
Just be sure that you align the actuator rod when you re-assemble. I thought I had, but it must have fallen. I was panicking because the wagon had not brakes, but it was just the rod missing the back of the piston.

I did the bench-bleed, but people have said there's no need.
Whole thing took about an hour.
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