Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 21:47:28 -0400
From: "Colin" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 -96 clutch adjustment

try pulling up on the cable (remove the electrical box above the cable where it goes through the firewall to access the clutch cable) and have someone inside the car to see if this improves the operation of the clutch. I did this after putting a new cable in and found that the clutch oprated a lot smoother. I then used a plastic cable tie, attached around the post that the electrical box sits on, to hold the cable in the preferred position. The automatic adjustment is very finicky and kept slipping on my new cable so I had to resort to the cable tie. That was two months ago and the clutch is still good. Check that the new cable position allows the clutch to release or you'll burn out the thrust bearing. eithG" <> wrote in message news:ampiuu$sot$ > that IS the adjustment. ;-) You can try to adjust it by firmly grasping > on the cable near the firewall and tugging. You should feel/hear a > series if clicks. You have just 'adjusted' it. If this does not 'fix' > it, get a new cable. The finicky self adjust mechanism was a problem in > itself. If the snorkel tube is crusty, this added drag on the release > bearing can cause the clutch pedal to be excessively hard to depress and > can fool the self adjust mechanism. When you do replace the clutch, take > care to inspect this very carefully and lubricate this interface where > the release bearing slides. > > KeithG > > Seppo Mets”l” wrote: > > Hi all > > > > Can anyone advice how to adjust clutch cable on 900 -96 manual LHD. Now the > > freeplay is excessive and clutch don't disengage fully. I tried to find > > information from but there was only cable reneval > > procedure and not the actual adjustment. > > > > Seppo Metsala > > > > > > >

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