Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 02:32:39 +0100
From: "Charles C." <>
Subject: Re: Clutch Slave or piping?

LC wrote: > > "Charles C." <> wrote in message > news:43459dc6$0$32676$ > >>LC wrote: >> >>>Oddly enough... I found today that if I flutter the clutch pedal if >>>there's lots of travel, it becomes stiff again.. almost as if I'm pumping >>>air out of the thing. >> >>That indicates *clearly* that you have air in the system. >> >> >>>Does that point more to 1 versus the other? >> >>No. It is consistent with having a leak. You need to find it. >> >>>For malt hound.. there is no leakage near the master cylinder at all. >>>I'm not suspecting that as a culprit. >>> >> >>You are going round the problem. >> >>Sorry, but looking at previous messages I can't see what car you have. >>C900 or something else? On the C900 there was a black plastic guard round >>the flywheel .... you could remove it etc. and inspect. >> >>If you have one of the other post C900 or 9000 models then to get to the >>slave cylinder is an expensive job. >> >>Whichever car you have if you get it up on a ramp you will be a lot wiser. >>For example I remember the C900 having drainage holes on the bottom of the >>bell housing. If the newer models have similar and there is fluid coming >>through them it does not matter what exactly leaks you still need the >>gearbox to come out. >> >>Before you go as far as that you should be able to follow the pipes from >>above and see if there is any leakage. >> >>IMHO if a pipe has gone weak enough to leak it will put out a lot more >>fluid when you press the pedal. In fact I would say you will not be able >>to declutch. >> >>What you got to watch out - if you are still driving the car - is that if >>it is the slave cylinder seals or a flexible pipe, it will get worse fast. >>Don't drive it until you fix the problem. >> >>If it helps at all. >> >>Regards >>Charles >> > I have a C900, 85 Turbo Easy to check then. You can either put your head underneath the car or better take off the clutch/flywheel cover (around 10 short bolts, with probably 8mm head) remove the cover (I remembers some clips were also held in place by the same bolts). The summary is, trace visually the pipes to where they reach the bell housing. The bleeding nipple will be there too. I can't remember if you can view the nipple with the cover in place or if it had to be off. Failing to find a leak there, then you have to peek inside the bell housing AND underneath it too at the drainage holes (I think the drainage holes where more or less underneath the flywheel) and rectangular parallelograms. If it happens to be the slave cylinder, it is not as bad on a C900 as on the other saabs. Other people have documented how to get to it. Hope it helps a bit. Regards Charles -- Please remove _removeme_ to reply.

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