Date: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 06:57:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: "Tom" <saabtechnospamnnect.com>
Subject: Re: 99/c900 Clutch Spacer Tool?


"Dave Hinz" <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote in message news:2rb5g6F18iiu1U1nospamberlin.de... > On Tue, 21 Sep 2004 11:25:47 +1200, Richard Sutherland-Smith <richard.ssnospamr.net.nz> wrote: > > In message <2r91rlF17o4acU1nospamberlin.de> > > Dave Hinz <DaveHinznospamcop.net> wrote: > > > >> That whole assembly is out already. I'm fully anticipating pulling > >> at least the engine, and depending on where that rod bolt came through, > >> maybe the tranny too. > > > If you are going to take the gearbox off anyway, there is no need to > > compress the clutch? > > Only if I want to separate the tranny and the engine, which I do. And that's > a _LOT_ easier to do if I put the spacer tool in when the clutch is still > connected to the car's hydraulics. Ask me, er, how I know that. For the > record, the official Saab service manual does _not_ mention that step in the > "removing the powerplant" section, and in the part about taking out the > clutch, they just say "remove the 3 bolts and remove the slave cylinder" > which is most definately not gonna happen unless you've got the spacer in. > > I ran into _that_ little problem when the slave cylinder went on my c900, and > I had no way to depress the fingers. Bought a whole clutch kit, used a cutoff > wheel in the dremel to cut all of the fingers on the clutch plate so I could > get the darn thing out. Wasn't gonna reuse it anyway, but it kind of hurt to > destroy parts to get it apart. Ah well. > > Pictures shortly for those who want to see the gory details. No blood yet. > > Dave Hinz You do not have to remove the clutch if you are going to seperate the engine from the transmission, Just undo the bolts that hold the slave in place and it will come forward enough to allow the engine to be lifted from the box after bolts securing the engine and box are undone. The point to remember is to make sure that as you lift off the engine is to make sure that it is kept horizontal. Not wishing to piss on anybodys parade, It can be done this way and saves a lot of time and hassle. HTH, Tom.

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