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Old 14th May 2006
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i have a 1990 saab 900 spg (5-spd) and the problem is that the transmission is clunking like something is loose or broken. it will move but it feels like the tranny is gonna explode. so its just sitting for now.

it started when i was shifting from a stop into reverse and the gears grinded reallllly bad! it felt like the car broke. but now the tranny clunks about every complete tire rotation or so.

is my tranny done for? or can i fix this?

also when i am in neutral the clutch makes a funny noise, until i press the clutch pedal to disengage it, and then the noise goes away. its not very noticeable but it wasnt there before.

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Yeah tranny is junk I'll take that car off your hands

In the least pull the engine/trans and take apart the gearbox. The failure will be pretty obvious.
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what would a fix cost?

ive heard about 2k for a new tranny?
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Well it depends how you want to go. You can get used trannies for free if you're lucky. You could rebuild yours, maybe. With this kind of thing the prices vary wildly. Who is doing the work?
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id be doin the work, but the problem is figuring out whether or not my tranny is rebuildable. =[
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when i am in neutral the clutch makes a funny noise, until i press the clutch pedal to disengage it, and then the noise goes away.
Clutch release bearing. Instructions for replacement here:
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=35662

Sometimes you can get the slave out without removing the clutch pressure plate.
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A little bump.

The Saab I'm looking has a nastly clunk spinning sort of sound when the clutch is out. When the clutch pedal is in the sound goes away. The seller is sure that its the throw out bearing. but I always thought throw outs made the sound when the clutch pedal is in but silent when the pedal is out. Any help would be great!
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It could be your innecr CV joints, is there any play in them?
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This happens when its just sitting not going anywhere. So it wouldnt be the CV's.
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...I always thought throw outs made the sound when the clutch pedal is in but silent when the pedal is out.
That's usually the case.
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Can also be noisy primary chains (yes it does happen).
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Our local U-Pull yard sells the trannys for $79. Last time I was down there, around 9 c900(s) were there. I'd consider looking around for similar yard (where in USA are u?).
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I always thought throw outs made the sound when the clutch pedal is in but silent when the pedal is out.
One of mine is silent with the pedal in but 'sings' with it out.

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Our local U-Pull yard sells the trannys for $79. Last time I was down there, around 9 c900(s) were there.
Ok, I have the flight booked. Can you meet me at the airport?...
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Ok, I have the flight booked. Can you meet me at the airport?...
Just bail out about 500 ft. before your plane hits the runway... you'll be in the yard. Aim for east side (imports), rows 6-33. It's a... "fully self-service yard, you pull you save", so don't forget your tools!!!
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cdaly--fly to Denver instead--it's cheaper! You supply the guiness, I'll pick you up and supply the tools!

How much are used trannys in Ireland?
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About as much as hen's teeth. Pretty hard to get at all. Probably in the region of EUR350 (USD500)...
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Let's remember that is is CRITICAL c900 owners with Manual Gearboxes shift into a foreward gear before selecting reverse so that extensive damage is prevented.


STEP 1) You ALWAYS need to be at a full stop.Depress the clutch then select and foreward gear before selecting reverse(do not let the clutch out during this step).

Step 2) If the gear selector or "STICK" does not go in on the first try you must move the "stick" into neutral and then let the clutch out. Repeat step 1 again.
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*Proper way to get into reverse...*
My old man has an auto turbo 9000 atm,

1) Select R and reverse out of our driveway
2) While its still rolling back *slap* it into D
3) Proceed to cry as you hear this every morning
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