Re: 940 Brakes
Randy G. wrote:
> "NCMan" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>"Steve" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>I seem to neeed new front pads. Is there any thing unusual about a 94 940
>>>turbo wagons front brakes or is it a straightfoward 2 bolts pop the
>>>compress the piston, reassemble?
>>That is correct. It is very straightforward. After doing it a few times I
>>can now replace the front pads in under 15 mins.
>>My Father-In-Law gave me a handheld brake piston compressor, which helps.
>>Be sure to remove the brake reservoir cap and be sure it doesn't overflow
>>when you compress the pistons back into the calipers.
> On many cars I use an aluminum C clamp to push teh pistons back. BE
> SURE to remove only ONE set of pads at a time (example: only remove
> the pads on the left wheel, finish that side, then remove the pads on
> the other side). The same goes for calipers that have pistons on the
> inside and outside (more rare I think), or cars with multiple pistons
> on one side of th caliper (like on some sports cars and motorcycles).
> It is becasue when you compress the piston into the caliper on the
> right side caliper it will pressurize the system and force the piston
> out of the caliper on the left side and pop it out of the caliper.
> With ABS systems (and it is actually better with all systems) when
> pressing the piston back into the caliper, it is best to open the
> bleeder and allow the fluid pressed out to go into a container (use a
> hose). This keeps old fluid and dirt from being forced back into the
> system. Be sure to refill the reservoir before pumping the brakes back
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> '90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
> "Shelby" & "Kate"
I was just about to suggest the same thing. A mechanic relative of
mine mentioned it to me a few years ago. It makes sense to me, You
should change the brake fluid every few years anyway. He mentioned
having to replace a master cylinder or two,(or was that me, I forget)
because he pushed the brake fluid back thru the master cylinder into the