Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 09:08:00 +0100
From: Grunff <grunffnospam.com>
Subject: Re: Problem Removing 85 900C Turbo Clutch


Charles wrote: > Now I am thinking the clutch slave was not working as well as I thought. > I cannot get the clutch out. It is jammed in there. Cannot get the slave > out either. It seems I need a lot more clutch depression and to get > something as thick as a spark plug wire in there. > > Now I think the slave is shot from trying again and I am welcoming > suggestions as to how to remove it. I do not have the recommended > special SAAB tool for depressing the clutch when the clutch hydraulics > is inoperable. You basically have 4 options: 1. Try to get the slave to depress the spring further. This may or may not be possible. 2. Use a crowbar to lever the clutch out of place, sliding your lever between the spring casing and the flywheel. This will damage many things (some of them part of you), but will eventually (after 2 hours) work. 3. Cut the spring fingers off with your favourite small cutting tool (Dremel etc). 4. Save yourself much trouble and buy/borrow/steal the Saab tool. -- Grunff

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