Date: Sat, 25 Jan 2003 05:49:22 GMT
From: "Abdallah Jamal" <>
Subject: Re: 88 9000T clutch pedal specs

okay, here's one i can participate in. my 87 9000T exhibited the same = behaviour. i asked the shop to check it out while they were changing = the heater core/fan (big$$). they thought it unlikely to be related to = the clutch. so they investigated. turned out that there was rust where the clutch pedal is attached at the = firewall (?) and it had almost separated. only a bit of floppy metal to = resist the pressure of the foot on the pedal. i had it welded back = together for an additional $60 but you have to take into account that = they already had the core and fan out before they could see the damage = so it wasn't too bad an upcharge. works like it should now - a real = charm. --=20 abdallah 87 9000T (240,000kms) 87 9000S (270,000kms) "Grunff" <> wrote in message = news:b0pdqh$pg8e9$ | Sean Wylie-Toal wrote: | > I've been driving my 9000T for a while now, but it seems that I have = to | > press the clutch further and further in order to get a clean shift. = I've | > checked the manual but the specs aren't in there, so what are the = specs for | > the pedal distances/active ranges, and could this be a sign of some | > necessary clutch work? I get a grind every now and then switching = into | > rev/1st, but not always. Looking at the time for a clutch job post = I'm | > hoping I won't have to do the PITA clutch work! |=20 | There aren't any specs as such - you're supposed to push the=20 | pedal *all the way in* when changing gear. |=20 | However, since you're seeing a change, you're probably=20 | experiencing a failing master (easy) of slave (b!tch) cylinder. |=20 | I would fix this soon - a failed clutch cylinder is the only=20 | thing that has ever stranded me in a Saab (9000). |=20 | There really isn't an easy way to test which one it is. I would=20 | start by replacing the master and see if that fixes it. If it=20 | fixes things, great. If not, then it's the slave. |=20 | One last thing - there's a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting=20 | that if you replace one of the cylinders, the other one fails=20 | shortly afterwards. I've experienced this twice, and know at=20 | least 3 other people who say the same thing. So it may not be a=20 | bad idea to do both at the same time (that's what I always do=20 | these days). |=20 |=20 | --=20 | Grunff |

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