Does anyone know where they are sold? Why didn't Saturn put the slot
directly behind the star-wheel, like everyone else?
"Gary Compton" <garyc...@comcast.net> wrote in message
Is it possible that the car was improperly reassembled at some point
before you got it?
> Is it possible that the car was improperly reassembled at some point
> before you got it?
Not unless they all were.
Visit the Saturn Performance Club - http://www.saturnperformanceclub.com
This is what I thought. There is a similar post from a couple of weeks ago
that I started when I saw the same problem with my car. I thought the
backing plates had been switched. But apparently, this is the way Saturn
designed the brakes.
My idea is to make a second slot which lines up with the star adjuster. I
have not tried this yet.
How would you make a new hole? Seems difficult.
"David Teichholtz" <nomor...@spam.com> wrote in message
Fortunately, I haven't had to change the rear brakes on our '96 SL2
yet, even though we've had it for about 4 years and 50,000 miles.
I'll likely have to do them soon, as the fronts went about a week
after a similar post. ;+) Glad I got the heads up on this here.
The front brakes do about 80% of the braking. The rear brakes tend to
last 100k miles or far longer.
Nah.. Use a drill bit to measure the width of the current slot. After
marking where you want the new slot, use the bit that matched the width and
drill two holes, one at each end of the slot. Then use your pneumatic metal
cutting wheel (wizzer wheel) and cut the metal to connect the two holes.
Finish up with a file and you are done. A standard brake adjusting rubber
cap will then be used to seal the slot, exactly as the current one is
Not usually for me. ;+)
"Blah Blah" <b...@h.blah> wrote in message
news:MPG.1b6460aea4eb12249896ae@news-> > The front brakes do about 80% of