Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 06:44:05 -0600
From: "Mike Franke" <mfrankenopsamnet>
Subject: Re: '82 Saab 900 clutch and cooling questions

Mark, when you push the clutch in just alittle and the noise goes away then you let it out and it comes back and it sounds like a cricket the ball stud which the clutch fork pivots on is dry. I don't think there is a grease fitting on the out side of the bell housing for this because the kid at Jiffy Lube will put an air greaser on it and fill the bell housing up with grease. You would have to remove the bell housing and apply grease to the part and this would be a big job. Thats my take on it. I may be wrong. Mark Sempers wrote in message <>... >Ashok Babu wrote: >> >> Hi guys... >> >> I just purchased an '82 900 w/155K miles on it last week. >> It is my first Saab and I am very impresed with its condition after all these >> miles and years. The previous owner has taken great care of it. >> The engine and transmission are all original and it runs great and is very fun >> to drive, even though it is a bit short on power ( it is not a turbo). >> >> anyway, to the questions: >> the previous owner says he had a new clutch put on it about 5K miles ago. >> However, the clutch engages at the very top of the pedal travel. >> The clutch is hydraulic and I could not find any adjustment on the push rod >> under the dash and could not see near the slave cylinder due to a cover. >> Is this adjustable or is something wrong with the clutch? > >Nope, there isn't any adjustment that I'm aware of - the clutch >disengaging near the top isn't anything to worry about, unless the >master cylinder is having problems, it should always be near the top. >> >> Also, if the car idles for a while once warm or i drivew in a traffic jam the >> temp guage climbs unusually high, almost to the red mark. >> On the highway there is no problem--it stays right in the middle. >> I suspect a cooling fan problem or maybe the radiator is slightly clogged and >> it needs a good flush. > >On the 900, the green covers most of the guage, if the temp climbs to >the red, then drops, all is well - if it climbs and stays there, then >the thermostat is probably in need of replacing - It's perhaps not >opening and bringing the radiator into the cooling circuit. >> >> One more--at idle if i let the clutch out there is a little bit of bearing >> noise in the trans--it goes away when i push the pedal in. >> hoiw long can the trans last with a little bearing noise like this? > >I don't know exactly what this is, but mine did it forever with no >problems, it's most likely just a noisy bearing, though someone else >might shed more light on this... > >> >> If anyone has any experience with these problems I would greatly appreciate >> some advice. > >Happy Saabing... >- Mark.

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