Date: Thu, 2 Apr 1998 20:20:24 -0800
From: "John Weiss" <jrweissnopsamet*NOSPAM*.com>
Subject: Re: need advice about 900 clutch....

Pressure bleeding is the only successful method I've had with the brakes and clutch on the 900 (I'm on my 6th one). There are several ways to make a bleeder. One is to use an old radiator tank cap, a bicycle tire pump, and appropriate fittings to connect the hose.needle to a hole in the cap. Screw the cap on the brake reservoir, open the slave bleeder nipple, and pump away. Don't let the reservoir go completely empty. The cap should not leak. You may need a new one. You likely have a bad seal in the master or slave cylinder. Neither is hard to rebuild. --------------------- John R. Weiss Seattle, WA Remove *NOSPAM* from address for e-mail reply chris wrote in message <352414FB.E8631811nopsamnet>... >i own a '89 saab 900.... recently i have been having problems with the >clutch.... it started out just happening occasionally.... what would >happen was that even when i had my foot all the way down on the clutch >it would not let me into any gear.... except reverse... and when i put >it into reverse... the gears would grind and then it would stall >immediately.... i found that pumping the clutch helped some.... my first >attempt to fix it was to bleed the clutch system.... i couldn't find a >pressure bleeding kit... so i attempted to fix it by following the >directions some guy wrote about on the saab network..... basically what >he said to do was to pump the clutch a few times then put it all the way >to the floor..... then open the bleed nipple to release the air.... i >tried this several times but the system wouldn't hold the pressure for >long enough to bleed the system.... it seemed to leak from around the >fluid reservoir cap.... is the reservoir supposed to hold >pressure?..anyway i ordered a pressure bleeding pump from the parts >store.... and will try to fix it again when it comes in.... has anyone >else had a similar problem?..... or ever had experience bleeding a 900 >clutch system..... > >chris >

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