Date: Sat, 13 Feb 1999 18:57:16 -0800
From: Justin VanAbrahams <>
Subject: Re: Approx how expensive is this clutch problem to fix?

John wrote: > > I am reading a Saab automotive repair manual and it looks like my clutch is > suffering from Clutch drag - (failure to disengage). The reasons are stated > 1. Clutch plate seized on splines, 2. Flywheel spigot bearing seized, 3. Air > in hydraulic system. > > I don't have the ability to fix this myself. Can someone give me an idea of > approximately how much this should cost me. By the way, this is a 1983 Saab > 900. So a too expensive cost is out of the questions. > If you've got an afternoon to kill, doing a clutch yourself is NOT hard. I did my first one a year or so ago and it took less than four hours. You only need a couple tools and the clutch kit is about $200. If you opt to have it done, repair should not exceed $400. The dealer in town charges $360 for a clutch job, but they may not be the norm. If you have it done, be sure to have them replace the rear seal and the slave cylinder at the same time. They are *supposed* to, but not all places will. It might cost an extra $50 or $60 (but shouldn't) and it's well worth it. -Justin

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