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Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 22:05:09 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: 9000CSET, death of a clutch

Dan RatherNot wrote: > On the way home my clutch died. I shifted into 1st and the clutch pedal > didn't return. I had a 88 9000S that did the same. What a sinking feeling > (literally). Dj vu all over again. Fortunately I was able to pull over and > park. Since I couldn't get it out of gear I had to stall the engine. I was > able to pull up the pedal with my hand and got enough pressure to crawl home > in 2nd. My mechanic told me to replace it last year but cheap me had to > squeeze every last mile out of it (165,106 to be exact). Last year it was > $800. USD; this year it's $1100. So much for economy. If your clutch has > over 125k mi. and it's grabbing a bit high it's time to think about a > preemptive strike. In the 9000 you get very little notice of impending > failure. And let me take this opportunity to recommend Roland, Swedish Saab, > 904 Pacific St, Brooklyn. 718 622-3838. Scrupulously honest, very > knowledgeable and highly competent. Clearly not part of the Bush > administration. > > > Let's keep this auto group free from political topics. It has ruined other groups. Thank you.

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