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clutch cable trouble- resolved!

 
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1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo four door hatchback

While downshifting to climb a 20' "hill" there was a snap, and the pedal no longer has significant resistance. I can depress the pedal with my index finger. The feeling as the shifting failed was described as a spring coming out. The pedal returns to its proper location, but there is no resistance when pushing it to the floor.

The car will not shift. Broken clutch cable?

I found what looks to me to be the clutch cable under the hood end of the cable. It was not attached to anything, hanging loose. There is a you bracket attached to a bar thingy nearby, that appears to be attached to the transmission case. The bar moves. The cable end will fit in the bracket, but it is too "long" to be attached. The loose cable end can be slid inches back and forth within the other portion of the cable. Broken cable?

I have not found the spring that is maybe supposed to be attached to the pedal. Another forum posts have said this is not required for function of the pedal. Maybe the last owner chose not to replace it? The spring as described here.




Anything else to check?

Thoughts?

Anywhere I can get some diagrams?

 
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I have been looking for how to change the clutch for hours and hours... Since long before I asked here. For when it breaks again...

Tada! The answer to how this is done! With diagrams.

I sure am hoping this is the only problem.

I'm still open for anyone wanting to troubleshoot.

Reminder to self, ask google for diagrams on the first search. Then open the image files! Sigh.
 
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Celebration!!! The car is driving around the block as I type! Hurrah for Hunny and his band of men!

And, it turns out that the spring thingy was further up inside by the firewall then I thought it could be.
 
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