Been a rough year. Long - Saabnet.com Bulletin Board
My '90 900 has needed a lot of attention this year.
Started with the slave cylinder so I replaced that along with the clutch, pp and bearings while I was in there. Then my RF wheel bearing went so I replaced the spindle (90 spindles inevitably clunk) and the bearing. Then my passenger CV boot went so swapped in a new axle. Then I had no clutch so I rebuilt the master. That worked for a little while then the pedal just hit the floor again so I replaced the master. While bleeding that, a pinhole appeared in the clutch line so I replaced that. Then, chose on my own, to replace the drivers spindle and bearing to get rid of the clunk. Did the shocks because they were bad. Kept hearing metal on metal when going over bumps so I replaced the front and right motor mounts.
Thought I must be done now.
Heard a smack on the firewall while driving on the freeway. As I was pulling off, I realized my power steering was gone. Looked for the belt and figured it dropped out. Drove a little more, heard another smack, looked under the hood and all of my belts were off and mangled. Got towed and just hoped that the PS belt did the damage and it wasn't my harmonic balancer.
Changed the belts, started driving and steam started coming out of my speaker. Pulled over and the top hose on the heater valve had nothing to connect to. A belt must have smashed into it an shattered the top connector.
Found a 3/4" copper "U" that I soldered 2 3" pieces of 3'4" pipe into to bypass the valve - Worked like a charm! In a pinch, you could probably just connect the hoses to the "U" without soldering anything if you move the hose clamps.
Just finished replacing the valve and find a lot of "soot" in the reservoir. I assume it's a head gasket problem but not sure. Also noticed that the DS cv boot is ripped so I still have more on my plate.
But the main reason I'm posting this is because some while back, I replaced the turn stalk with one from an '88 or earlier. At first I had a problem with constant acceleration when engaging the cruise. I overcame that but forgot how. I took a look at it while the bolster was off and the fix is to not connect the green wire from the stalk. You won't have resume but everything else will work. I'll also post this separately so you don't have to listen to me whine to find it.
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