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New clutch cable made gear change much worse.

SAAB 900 1997 Clutch cable problem Was having to floor clutch pedal VERY hard to change gear. Fitted new cable. Gear change has now become very stiff, works when engine is cold but becomes increasingly stiffer and difficult as engine warms up - to the point where I can't engage reverse when engine running. Switch off engine and it will engage. Any ideas ?

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Hi,

Had a recent similar problem. Fortunately, my replacement cable is adjustable. As the new cable stretched, I had to take a crowbar to the the throwout lever next to the battery and lever it back while pulling off the cable (towards the battery). I then lifted the fuse box (look out for the 10mm plastic nut that holds it in on the side by the driver's side fender) on the drivers side right in front of the windshield to reach down and pull the cable up enough to reach the adjustor. When it is high enough, release the locknut and turn the adjusting nut upwards about 4 turns (both nuts on my cable were 17mm and a "stubby" is handy but not necessary. Grab the end by the battery and, making sure it is seated on the groove on the transmission, pry the lever again with the crowbar and reseat tg
he cable end in the lever. I have had to readjust the cable twice more before it settled in a comfortableplace, but once you get the hang of it, it only takes about 10 minutes.

Hope this is helpful.

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Just put new clutch and i dont know how to ajust the clutch cable

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