Date: 20 Jul 1999 05:14:21 GMT
From: oostrandernopsamcom (Oostrander)
Subject: 94 Saab 900s Clutch Problems


We purchased a used 94 Saab 900s a couple of years ago with about 36000 miles on it. About a year ago, the car's clutch gave out and had to be replaced. At that time the car was still under warranty and Saab paid for the repair. Now, however, the Saab is just over the 60K mile warranty limit and once again the clutch has gone (gears grind when going when shifting into reverse with clutch pedal fully depressed). We contacted Saab about the problem, but since the dealer says it is routine wear and tear, they will not pay to replace the clutch as the warranty has expired. My question is this, what could cause a clutch to fail in such a short amount of time and mileage (uner 15K during the time span)? Both my wife and I have been driving manual transmission cars for a while and we had a Jeep Cherokee w/ manual shifting go 90K+ w/ no new clutch needed and we also have a 71 bug with many many miles and no clutch problems. I don't think it is how we drive the car, so I am looking for other reasons. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated as I unfortunatley took too many computer classes and not enough auto classes in school and am now paying the price. :-) Peter Ostrander oostrandernopsamcom

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