Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 12:24:50 GMT
Subject: Re: Is this a slipping clutch ? Any ideas ?

In article <>, Ken Washington <> wrote: > If your's is an auto trans, it does not have a clutch. The symptoms you > describe are typical for an auto tranny, especially a Saab, on the way out. > You might be able to try to flush the old fluid and change the filter. If > your's is a 900, you will also have check the torque converter as well. If > this does not help, you will have to replace the tranny with a rebuilt or > new one. Check for possible sources in the USA or overseas. > > Ken Washington > 87 9000S > 87 900S > 83 900T > > wrote: > > > I have a 1992 SAAB 2.3Turbo S (AUTO). > > When driving the car it suddenly refused to pull as though it wasnt > > engaging the gear. Progress could be made if I take it very slowly and > > keep the revs in the 1200-3200 range. The changes are also a bit sudden. > > If I try to rev the engine any harder all drive is lost as though the > > car is in neutral. > > > > Any ideas what it could be ? If it is the clutch, what is involved in > > replacing it ? > > Any help appreciated. > > Dave > > > > Sent via > > Before you buy. > Thanks for the reply. I just got a couple of quotes. In Switzerland where I am , about 6000CHF or 2600GBP. About the same in UK. The garage bloke basically seemed just interested in having the gearbox replaced. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to cost effective to do this on a 1992 car. Do any garages actually supply recondition gearboxes ? If not then its a tearful farwell to my (last) SAAB. Dave Sent via Before you buy.

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