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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Recently replaced the alternator but lopped off the silly nozzle on the plastic brake fluid reservoir in the process, did a temp stick-back-on-job with superglue which seemed fine until yesterday the brake warning light came on with the singing ding doing audible note! Noted the brake fluid was...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Guys, Recently picked up a 52 plate 2.2 diesel 9-5 for scrap money 'cause of clutch problems. Originally I thought I would strip it for parts but it was in far too good order for that. The pedal was on the floor but could be persuaded to work if you 'hooked' it up with your toe and could deal...
  3. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Have just put new Pagid front pads on my 2006 1.9Tid vector. Had to loosen off the bleed screw to get the piston pushed back. Have topped up the brake fluid and pumped the system back til the pedel was hard again but when i took her for a spin the braking was very soft. The pedal needed to be...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After replacing the clutch, PP, slave I figured I would replace the master cylinder so the clutch system is basically brand new. Now I know a lot of people have to pressure bleed the system, but I found a much easier way IMO. I noticed that the line for the clutch master cylinder runs about to...
  5. Saab 95 & 96 Two stroke and V4 (1949 - 1980)
    We have rebuilt the clutch master cylinder and the slave cylinder on our 1971 Saab 96. After a lot of bleeding and brake fluid we are still unsucessful at getting a pedal. We're not sure if the problem is in the master cylinder or the slave cylinder (or both) Does anyone have any tips to help...
  6. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello people, This thread is regarding the bleeding of the power steering system. Could somebody tell me what is the correct way in bleeding the power steering. I'm reading, raise the wheels and turn the steering wheel while topping up the fluid, where as somebody else is saying dont raise...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just finished changing flywheel clutch etc.. Horrible job mainly due to weather and the conditions I was working in. Car sounds so much better now and all gears seem smooth,..... test drive tomorrow. One problem I had was bleeding the clutch, Haynes say that there are special kits available...
  8. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I recently changed the head gasket and run into some troubles: Time for a head gasket change on the Black Beauty! The complete procedure is described on my blog. Click on the pictures:
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    can anyone help how do i bleed the fuel system after fitting a new fuel filter i have herd it was a bit of a pain and was wondering if theres an easy way round it i have a saab 95 eatate 2.2tdi auto
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    after receiving sound advice on here, i wonder if may clutch biting point problem may be caused by air in the system as i reckon it had a fluid change at the last service. is bleeding the clutch a simple operation? any special tools needed? thanks in advance
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Changed the front pads last weekend with no problems and decided to change the fluid as I have had the car 2 years and have no idea when it was last changed. Using the pressure bleeder on the front calipers was no problem. For the rears I followed the Haynes method of using the system pump by...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I'm going to be bleeding the brake and hydraulic clutch fluid in the near future. Anyone know of a good size for the vinyl tubing for the bleed nipples? Would 3/8" work OK? Also, for bleeding the clutch, is it advisable to finish the routine by bleeding the reservoir? Thanks :)
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Finally bit the bullet and started the car after 2 weeks of sub-zeros and no anti freeze! I added anti-freeze to the expansion tank, having removed the solid block of ice that was in there, and after running the car for a few minutes I switched off and disconnected the top hose. I then poured...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I violated a cardinal rule in replacing the brake/clutch fluid while everything worked aok. I then put a vacuum pump on the clutch bleed screw and used a knock out bottle to evacuate old fluid from the slave cylinder. The pedal now resides on the floor, despite my use of ~ 15 psi air pressure...
  15. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    hi i have just replaced my brakes front and rear ( saab 9-3 2005 ) and now need to bleed the system. could someone please tell me if there is a sequence that the brake must be bleed in? also any hints or tips would be great if you have any thx sut
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi people i recently upgraded my 9-5 se brake caliper's and disc's to a aero setup. i have fitted them all no problem, i used a ez-bleed system to bleed my brakes. my brakes work ok, but seems like i have to press my foot down a couple or inch's before getting any grip. when i press the pedal...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have been having lot of trouble with my clutch. The car: 1992 Saab 9000S, 135,000 miles. My slave cylinder went so I replaced it, the pressure hose from the slave to the master, the master cylinder and the feed hose. Everything was from Saab except the clutch master cylinder which was from...
  18. Saab 99, 90 (1969 - 1984)
    Hello all, Having taken the front calipers and refurbished I have put them back on and bled both in the correct order I have found that there is no resistance on the pedal. I thought that I may need to bleed the rear calipers too and attempted to bleed the rear left. I was suprised to find that...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    The car is almost finished. At least it's back on the ground and driveable again. After fitting the two front calipers, I bled the system the Haynes Manual way. I noticed there were more bubbles in the system the more I opened the bleed nipple, so I opened it as much as I dared without...
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