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Old 08-07-2009, 12:49 PM   #1
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special brake tool?

someone mentioned the need for some special tool to replace the brakes (rotors and pads) on my 900se

i haven't heard any mention of this at all....but that happens

is there some special tool? or is that something from older saabs and not the gm saabs?
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #2
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you need a large allen key to pull the caliper carriers off, a t30(iirc) to pull the rotors off (assuming you still have the torx screws holding the rotors on), and a flathead screwdriver to pop out the pad retaining clips off.

thats it, iirc
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no need for a special tool to do it. however there may be a tool that makes it easier... but i did mine without anything special..
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The allen key for the front caliper carriers was 7mm. Not large but somewhat not standard.

I just did it last month and it didn't take anything special. If you have a good set of sockets, pliers, torx and that 7mm allen you'll be gold
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Old 08-07-2009, 01:43 PM   #5
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The special tool is for the older c900s with sliding yoke calipers.
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May need some "special" tools if the rotor retaining screw is seized.
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No speacial tool as stated.

5mm hex key for the rotor set screw.
7mm hex key for the sliding pins
10mm hex key for the caliper carrier bracket.
1 flat blade from prying off the spring retainer
9mm wrench for the bleed valves
large pipe wrench or c-clamp to compress piston.

Doesn't take long at all to do the brakes. I did this today along with the major service on a NG900 to prep it for sale. These are the only tools you'll need.......that is unless the rotor set screw strips and you'll then need an EZ out.



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ok, that's what i needed to know
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