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Rear brake cylinders are stuck, can not push them in

I am replacing rear brake pads on SAAB 93 2.0t 2007 model and cylinder are not movable. How to push in the rear brake cylinder when changing the rear brake pads?

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  • dretiredguy Nov 26, 2008

    I have a 2003 Saab 9-3 sedan and i cannot get the cylinder to move. Do you know how?

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    i have a 93 ford capri. the brake on the LH rear is not working properly, i have stripped and cleaned out bother rear brake cylinders and replaced the disc pads. i see the master cylinder has four lines coming out of it. does the master cylinder have balance valves in it and maybe one is blocked??

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I have a 2004 SAAB 93 and just finished replacing the brake pads and rotors yesterday. On the piston itself you should have two little notches. You can either or a GM rotor reset tool that will push into the two little notches and push against the piston while rotating it clock wise. Or the way that I did it was to take a C clamp and put the caliper back on the car. Clamp it on the back of the caliper to the front of the caliper so it will remain stationary. Then take a pair of needle nose pliers and rotate the two notches clockwise while pushing into the caliper. It will take some strength but you should be able to push them in. Be sure that you spray the boot around the piston when some WD 40 so it does not crack and or break during the process. If you have any additional questions about this feel free to email me.

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  • jmbuga Nov 04, 2008

    I meant to say on line 3 that you can either order a GM rotor reset tool. Just for clarification.

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I hurt my damn arm trying it.

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As above i have a tool but wont fit the 93 saab on a 05 plate dont forget you will need a 40 t star tool to remove the caliper i was lucky mine wound in no problems

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Using a set of needle nosed pliers located in the round notches in the piston, apply downward pressure and turn clockwise at the same time. I warn you now ive done this several times and its not the easiest thing to do.

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  • donlu72 Oct 11, 2010

    I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 and I thought changing the rear pads would be as easy as the front ones. Wrong!! I had a hard time and almost gave up. I used a good size pair of needle nose pliers and turn the two notches on the caliper. Remember to turn clockwise. I kept turning and nothing. You need two people unless you are very strong. One to hold the caliper and one to turn the pliers and push hard at the same time. Good luck!!

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I'm not sure about your vehicle but some models must be turned as they go back.

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