2006 Saab 93 9-3 Brake Pads and Rotors Replacement - Part I of II

How to replace the rear brake pads and rotors of a 2006 Saab 93 9-3.

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2006 Saab 93 9-3 Brake Pad & Rotor Replacement - Part II
Replacing the brake pads and rotors on a 2006 Saab 93 SportCombi. Auto repair is easy.

Changing Rear Brake Pads on a SAAB 9-3 (2003-2007).
The video details the process of changing the brakes on a SAAB 9-3 applicable for models 2003-2007. The process is almost the same on models 2003-2007.Whit slight diferences in the retainer pin in the earlier models. From lifting the back end to removing the caliper and reinstalling everything correctly. Torques are mentioned in the video and are included as annotations while being performed. Tools needed are annotated in the bottom as they are being used in the video. The front break pads are almost exactly similar except they differ in that the inner break pad has a clip that clips it in place onto the caliper piston. The front caliper piston is also hollow and the inner break pad clip laches onto the inside. The front caliper does not turn while being compressed. So this video can also be used as a guide of the replacement process for the front break pads. Remember this videos are made to be used as a guide with the owners service manual and the operator manual. if you feel at any point uncomfortable doing the task make sure you contact a professional mechanic. Music in order played in the video: Cantina Blues - Take the Lead by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100407 Artist: http://incompetech.com/ Moonshine Town by JR Tundra Back To The Wood by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/ Tuscon Tease by John Deley and the 41 Players Thinkin' Back by Huma-Huma Cheating Juarez byJohn Deley and the 41 Players Lone trail by Silent Partner Texas Techno by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/

SAAB 9-3 (99-02) front brake pads and rotor replacement
In this video I'll show you how to replace the front brake rotor and brake pads on your SAAB 9-3 (m.y. 1999 to 2002). Mine is a 2001 9-3 Aero but I’m pretty sure the procedure should be the same, or at least very similar, on other versions of the car except perhaps the Viggen due to it’s larger rotors, but I could be wrong(?). I got the idea for making this video as I needed to replace the ones on my own car after it failed the yearly check-up due to worn out rotors and brake pads. After searching the web I found a few other tutorials and a handful of descent videos on YouTube describing the process. However, none were for this particular model, but for it’s successor; the 2003 to 2007 year version, and apparently it's NOT exactly the same. Luckily I found out before I went out to buy new tools, as I didn’t need them. Apart from the that, the actual work should be the same. Please note; I’m very aware of the horrible condition of my otherwise wonderful car. It’s very dirty after having been parked outside throughout the winter months. A few more things need to be fixed on it as well, such as the headlight wipers and some rust here and there, so there’s no need to comment unless you feel you need to get it out of your system. ;) I really tried to keep the video as short as possible to not waste anybody's time, but it proved to be a rather hard task in it’s own right. The goal was to have it under 10 minutes, but since that didn’t work out too well you can always skip ahead to the bits you’re interested in... Thanks and good luck! Background music by: Human Desolation (SWE)

2006 Saab 9-3 Brakes - What to consider BEFORE you commit
Finding the right tools and parts for your front rotor and pad replacement is a bit more difficult than you might think. Also, removing the caliper bolts might make you rethink whether you can do this your self.