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Date: Tue, 02 Nov 2004 18:49:34 GMT
From: John B <>
Subject: Re: clutch play? (c900)

Grunff wrote: > I've rebuilt a few, yes. The standard answer is "if the bore is good, > and the piston is good, the new seals is fine". The problem is, you > won't know until you take the cylinder apart! > > If you can have the car out of service for a while, then by all means, > remove the cylinder, strip it down and check it. Most of the time > they're fine. If the bore or piston are at all scored, buy a new one. If > not, put new seals and a new return spring (usually in the kit) in and > it'll be great. Hi, I took the clutch master out of the car on Saturday. Not a very tough job, though I highly recommend taking the coolant hoses to the heater core off-- it's much easier to add back a little coolant than it is to re-grow skin :) Anyway, the seals on the cylinder seem fine, although there was a fair amount of gunk built up inside. I was able to locate the problem rather easily: the piston return spring was broken into 3 pieces. And of course my rebuild kit doesn't include a spring. So the car is currently out of commission until I can get a new spring (about $9 US from a Saab dealer, special order). So this is turning out to be a relatively cheap and straightforward repair. I'm ignoring everyone's advice about fixing the slave simultaneously, much to my peril I'm sure. What will be the symptoms of the slave failling? Thanks, John

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