Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 21:57:28 +0200
From: "Huibuh" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 900 Sensonic Gearbox

I have had the same car, 96 model. The pressure hose broke at about 100.000 km (supplied with brake fluid) but did not light the "Check ACS" info. Nevertheless they had the clutch additionaly dismantled. In some cars the flywheel becomes hot and has to be replaced. In this case your clutch is also gone but both problems depend on the type (mine had a Fichtel&Sachs which is supposed to be better than the initially used one; it looked like it was brandnew!). Both makes the clutch feel and sound loud and rough. If it has to be replaced the thrust bearing is also probably worn. This is the cheapest part and quits first. This does not explain the light! After I owned the car for about a month when the ACS light came on and the clutch would not engage. After a restart the light was still on but I could at least drive to the dealer. They had to change a computer part (warranty). Sorry but you have to see your dealer to get a readout from the computer. This is normally free (my dealer does). It might be nothing and can be erased. Since your car has already 60.000 mls done the thrust bearing has with a good chance to be changed. Quite expensive because of the work. If you think of doing it by yourself plan a weekend! Piet

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