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96 Saab 900 Clutch Cable: Manual vs Self-Adjusting

I have a 1996 Saab 900 and am looking to replace the clutch cable-- I'm not sure whether to go with the original Saab self adjusting cable or the manually adjusting cable. If I go with the manual, how often do I need to tighten it??
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  • sphet1 Apr 05, 2009

    I have a 96 900S and have just recently gained a lot of slack in my clutch.  I believe the clutch cable is stock.  How do if fix the slack issue, or could i be dealing with something more serious?

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Just get the manually adjustable one. I just replaced mine today and I have a 96 900SE. the new clutch feels better and you only have to adjust it when the pedal has alot of "slack". that means that the pedal can be depressed about and inch before it starts operating the cable. anything more than an inch needs adjustment

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I did mine too and used the manual adjustable one as it should technically not wear as quickly as auto adjusting. No issues, no difference in *feel*

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