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Old 08-14-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Replacing E-brake lines

I'm going to replace the ebrake cable (the whole thing). The P.O. had cut it on the drivers side a bit before the hook.

I don't see the spring that attaches to the mechanism on the outside either.

I was wondering as the ebrake has not been used in what I'm assuming as a few years, what else should I pick up that is necessary to a complete job?

From my understanding there is a drum brake on the inside of the disk brakes, should I find some new shoes? If I need to replace the rear disks soon, would it be easier to just get it new together?

I'm trying to save money, but I would like to use all "new" peices.

I'm looking for a nice sharp ebrake in the end, you know, for spirited winter driving, lol.

Also a picture tutorial would help immensely. Platinoff didn't seem to have one. Thanks
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The easiest way to remove the old cable is with a pair of bolt cutters. Will save you a lot of time and headaches. As for the actual emergency brake assembly I would remove the rotor and inspect the shoes and springs before dropping $50+ on a rebuild kit. Otherwise it's not too hard to replace the springs and pins with a little patience.
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Some good info: https://www.saablink.net/forum/car-pr...only/17816.htm

Most of the parking brake hardware inside the drum can be refurbed with a wire wheel and some high temp grease. Parking brake pads typically last the life of the car unless something has failed.

Be-careful with using the parking brake for some quick turns, there is a bracket midway back in the trans tunnel that is held on with some small spot welds that holds the cables. It will rip off under force.
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Old 08-15-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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The easiest way to remove the old cable is with a pair of bolt cutters. Will save you a lot of time and headaches. As for the actual emergency brake assembly I would remove the rotor and inspect the shoes and springs before dropping $50+ on a rebuild kit. Otherwise it's not too hard to replace the springs and pins with a little patience.
Sounds good. Ill actually likely pick up a rebuild kit for both sides, and keep it with me just in case (return it otherwise). Do you think there is a spring (the one on the outside that attaches to the little eyelet to keep it disengaged) will be in the kit?


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Some good info: https://www.saablink.net/forum/car-pr...only/17816.htm

Most of the parking brake hardware inside the drum can be refurbed with a wire wheel and some high temp grease. Parking brake pads typically lasts ife of the car unless something has failed.

Be-careful with using the parking brake for some quick turns, there is a bracket midway back in the trans tunnel that is held on with some small spot welds that holds the cables. It will rip off under force.
Awesome, not sure how I missed that sticky! Too bad he didn't do it while his girlfriend was driving this car (bought it from Nick, btw hi Nick I know you're probably reading this, hehe) have a dremel set, so ill try and pick up some hi-temp grease too while I'm out. Would having said bracket welded on a bit more solid be worth it?

Hopefully a clean up will work, but I'm never too optimistic on VT cars.
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Sounds good. Ill actually likely pick up a rebuild kit for both sides, and keep it with me just in case (return it otherwise). Do you think there is a spring (the one on the outside that attaches to the little eyelet to keep it disengaged) will be in the kit?
The kits cover both sides:

Saab Parking Brake Hardware Kit - eEuroparts.com 101K10048 - Free Shipping

Check around for the external parts. I'm sure they can be picked up somewhere if your concerned about them.
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Unfortunately, the parts that normally seize up are not included in the kit.

Pad expander:
90495967 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Cable Dust Seal - Free Shipping
90496947 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Expander Shackle - Free Shipping
90111317 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Expander Arm - Free Shipping
90075839 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Expander Pin - Free Shipping

Pad adjuster:
90075042 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Shoe Adjuster Screw - Free Shipping
90075044 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Adjuster Shoe Sleeve - Free Shipping
90075043 Genuine Saab - Parking Brake Shoe Adjuster Screw - Free Shipping

My pad expander and adjuster were both seized along with my parking brake cables being fubared. Luckily I was able to take them apart, clean them up and reassemble.
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