1990 Won't Shift into 1st Gear?

Asked by Apr 23, 2009 at 11:36 AM about the 1990 Saab 900 4 Dr S Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1990 sprung a leak on the brake/clutch fluid system. The cluctch would shift... stuck in traffic I ground the gears and got it in 5th & drove @about a mile. I Could smell clutch burning. (ouch!) I had theline repaired/fluid replaced. Now it won't go in 1st & grinds a bit going in 2nd. Clutch bad or trans screwed up? Suggestions?

1 Answer

5

Sorry this may be a bit late, had a similar issue with a 87 saab turbo it was manual 5 speed, basically the tranny went bad so I had it rebuilt but after I got it back the master cylinder line to the clutch blew off, after you replace that line and refill you have to bleed it without running out of fluid, basically any air in the line at all will cause failure in clutch release, I used a biker water bottle lid and a bycycle pump with a line basically the water bottle lid screwed on in place of the break fluid cap just attach a line in between and use the pump to bleed it out, just make sure you keep adding fluid and dont let it go dry, if you run the bleed line into a jar with a bit of fluid in it you will see when the air bubbles are gone.

Your Answer:

Saab 900 Experts

  • #1
    JCT2000
    Reputation
    160
  • #2
    lottie
    Reputation
    150
  • #3
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9000
2 listings
Used Porsche 911
74 Great Deals out of 4,760 listings starting at $11,000
Used Toyota Supra
54 listings
Used BMW 3 Series
898 Great Deals out of 31,547 listings starting at $900
Used Ford Mustang
256 Great Deals out of 38,498 listings starting at $1,350
Used BMW 7 Series
105 Great Deals out of 4,837 listings starting at $2,999
Used Volvo 240
27 listings
Used Honda Accord
582 Great Deals out of 104,446 listings starting at $1,225
Used BMW M3
19 Great Deals out of 1,518 listings starting at $7,900
Used BMW 5 Series
408 Great Deals out of 16,862 listings starting at $1,653

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.