Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 23:00:48 GMT
From: Doug Schwarz <>
Subject: Re: My left leg gets a workout

In article <0lrn93h36an8a4s38g2v3495rgne068j1fnospamcom>, still me <> wrote: > On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 19:01:58 GMT, Doug Schwarz > <> wrote: > > >Greetings fellow Saabophiles, > > > >I have a 1995 900S with a very heavy clutch (much harder to press than > >the clutch in my wife's car, also a 1995 900S). > > > >Obviously, there is a spring against which I am pushing. Where is this > >spring and is it possible/advisable/easy to replace it with an easier > >one? > > > >It's not really a problem in normal driving, but it gets pretty tiresome > >when I'm in stop-and-go traffic. > > > >Thanks for any advice! > > It's not the spring, and the spring is not adjustable. Either the > clutch is worn, or the cable is acting up. Either replace or have > replaced the cable. That fixes 9 out of 10 of these problems. FYI - if > the cable is that tight, it may break soon. Attend to this problem. Thanks for your comments, but I don't think it's the cable. The clutch has been heavy since the car was new and there was no change (in that, anyway -- I did notice a bit less friction) when the cable was replaced after it did break some time ago. No mechanic has ever mentioned the force as a problem so I have no reason to suspect that the cable is about to break again. -- Doug Schwarz dmschwarz&ieee,org Make obvious changes to get real email address.

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