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1996 SAAB 900 SE Turbo 4 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 under the hood end of the cable. It was not attached to anything, hanging loose. There is a u 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. Some 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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Success! The guys got it replaced and drove it around the block.

Oh, the spring thingy was up there, further than I managed to see. The guys found it after removing the, ummm... air duct?
 
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