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Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 13:38:34 -0700
From: "Stephen P. Goodman" <>
Subject: Re: Clutch or Somewhere Inbetween?

As I live in Los Angeles, and would have to drive to Hollywood to get this fixed correctly, I doubt that I've an option of attempting to drive in such stop-and-go traffic. I'd probably grow an ulcer on the first trip. So when I checked the "Gear Box Fluid" I wasn't looking at anything related to the clutch? I'm afraid I'm in a bit of trouble since the Haynes manual is of absolutely no help on the correct location of most things. Pretty useless to someone who's not had experience just with Saabs. Tell me I don't own Satan's Auto At Best! Just when I was about to buy my honeymoon. owAU4.7342$ > 1. You can drive a car without a clutch and without damaging the > transmission. Let off the gas as you take it out of gear and gently pressure > into next gear. When engine speed drops to correct value, it will slide > right in. Be sure to maintain gentle pressure so it continues to go > completely into gear. Hard part is starting from stop; you must turn off the > engine and start the car while in first gear. > > 2. The pedal uses a hydraulic system to disengage the clutch. I would say > that the clutch master or slave needs to be repaired or replaced. Check the > connections from the pedal to the clutch master and check the clutch fluid > reservoir. > > Good luck, > > Charles. > > Stephen P. Goodman wrote in message <8fuikb$nif$>... > >Greetings all, > > > >I was nearly home last night in my 88 900s when I had to change gears in > >traffic - several seconds after coming up in 1st - and pushed down the > >clutch pedal to suddenly - very suddenly - find NO RESISTANCE. In short, > it > >went right to the floor. I was lucky to get home without wearing the gears > >down to sand, I suspect. > > > >Not being a mechanic, but knowing a little bit, I opened the hood/bonnet > and > >checked the dipstick marked "Gear Box Fluid". It was full! > > > >Is there then a good possibility that I'm looking at other than a clutch > >failure, perhaps something mechanical with the footpedal itself? Thanks in > >advance. > > > > >

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