I suggest you get a Haynes manual for your Saab. They are inexpensive and will give you everything you need to maintain your car. Without it, you're flying blind.
Clutch replacement is timeconsuming, but not terribly difficult. You have to remove the engine, which means first removing the front grill and radiator. Then disconnect everything attached to the motor. The majority of VSaab guys remove the engine/transmission as a unit. That gets a little trickier, as you have to disconnect the front drive shafts. The reason for this is that it is much more difficult to line up the motor to the transmission driveshaft when the trans is in the car. It also can put alot of stress on the driveshaft. It can be done in the car and some swear by it, but the majority do this task easily on the shop floor. As they say...you pay your money and you take your choice.
Once the motor is out, simply unbolt the pressure plate and replace the pp, disk and throughout bearing.
Also a good time to do a few other things, like make sure your shift fork in the bell housing isn't all worn out, check your flywheel/reface if req'd, etc. You can search this site and find several suggestions on things to do when the motor is out.
But do yourself a big favor and buy a manual for Christmas. Chip Lamb also sells reprints of the factory manuals. Cost a little more, but it's the factory. I use a combination of the factory and the Haynes...
eric in vermont
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