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Old 01-18-2006, 08:34 PM   #1
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Viggen clutch...

Anyone know what the average life is for one of these? I have 73k miles on my car and im assuming that it's never been changed. I'm not really having any problems with it, just curious... Thanks!


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Old 01-18-2006, 08:47 PM   #2
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Totally depends on driving habits - A stock hydraulic SAAB clutch system can last anywhere between 200,000 miles (my uncles one owner 1990 9000) and 200 miles (og9-3 with a driver who did all sorts of bad things ) and yes I saw both first hand... I would say you are probably OK @ 73k if the car was driven well, if not then...who knows
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:52 PM   #3
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I drive my car decently hard... but I'm not mean to it, if that makes any sense at all. I drive it how it was built to be driven. I don't mean this in an egotistical way, but I'm really good at driving stick so I don't think I've done anything to eff it up. Recently I've been getting this weird noise when i first start goin in 1st, and now it's doin it every now and then in 2nd. It's kind of a high pitched slipping sound, and it's only when I'm trying to drive it really easy. If I let the clutch out fast, or give it a little more gas it doesn't do it at all... Not really sure what to think.


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Old 01-18-2006, 08:53 PM   #4
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I got about 85k out of mine with some pretty spirited driving. But that was back with modest upgrades, so around Viggen power, maybe a little less.
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I drive my car decently hard... but I'm not mean to it, if that makes any sense at all. I drive it how it was built to be driven. I don't mean this in an egotistical way, but I'm really good at driving stick so I don't think I've done anything to eff it up. Recently I've been getting this weird noise when i first start goin in 1st, and now it's doin it every now and then in 2nd. It's kind of a high pitched slipping sound, and it's only when I'm trying to drive it really easy. If I let the clutch out fast, or give it a little more gas it doesn't do it at all... Not really sure what to think.


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mine used ot squeak frequently, it hasnt for a while, goviggen told me it was very common in vigs, nothing to worry about, just annoying...
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i think ive heard this squeak you guys talk about on my 9-5. i only hear it in 1st or second gear when the clutch is about halfway out and the tires are slipping on snow or something.

I also have 85k on mine and think it will need to be replaced soon. definitely when the tuning comes into play!

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Old 01-19-2006, 12:22 AM   #7
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and here i thought i was the only one... lol
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:41 AM   #8
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I get some clutch noise too. Mostly in 1st gear.
I've had my car since 15k miles and it's been doing it ever since I got it.
It still grabs well.
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:47 AM   #9
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that sqeualing is a farily common newer saab thing. Its the throw out bearing squealing as your letting your foot off the clutch. It will most likely be fine for a long time even with it sqeauling, however when I put my new clutch in I put a new slave cylinder on (which has the throw out bearing built on to it) and Mine is all quite it now.

Driving hard really isnt what destroys the clutch...its over slipping it, which heats it up and causes heat cracks and glazing to occur which really screws them up
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:57 AM   #10
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I was thinking that the previous owner might have glazed the clutch and that's why it was making the sound but wasn't sure becasue I've never looked at it.
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