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Author Topic: Clutch for Saturn Sky no longer available? / wheel bearing warning  (Read 1073 times)

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Offline Ironhide

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Just wanted to know if it's true that the clutch for the Saturn Sky / Opel GT is no longer available?

I've read a thread on the Opel GT Forum that the clutch for the Opel GT is no longer available.

Everyone is pretty upset and a lot of the owners are selling their cars.


By the way is there a problem with the bolts of the wheel bearings?

There is a warning thread on the German forum in which they tell you to check the bolts of the wheel bearings, because GM didn't
tighten them and they forgot to put some locktite on the bolts.

Some cars have allready lost one or two bolts.

It's in German but the pictures are very interesting.
http://www.opel-gt-cabrio.de/forum/index.php?topic=709.0

Additionally is there a problem with a water hose?

The thread tells you to check the hose for a hole, because it's rubbing on the radiator.

It's in German but the pictures are very interesting.
http://www.opel-gt-cabrio.de/forum/index.php?topic=1764.0
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Re: Clutch for Saturn Sky no longer available? / wheel bearing warning
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2018, 09:03:42 AM »

By the way is there a problem with the bolts of the wheel bearings?

There is a warning thread on the German forum in which they tell you to check the bolts of the wheel bearings, because GM didn't
tighten them and they forgot to put some locktite on the bolts.

Some cars have allready lost one or two bolts.

It's in German but the pictures are very interesting.
http://www.opel-gt-cabrio.de/forum/index.php?topic=709.0

Additionally is there a problem with a water hose?

The thread tells you to check the hose for a hole, because it's rubbing on the radiator.

It's in German but the pictures are very interesting.
http://www.opel-gt-cabrio.de/forum/index.php?topic=1764.0

Both of these have been documented in these fora.  The wheel hub bolts (that hold the bearings) can work loose over time and it's worth checking/tightening them periodically.  No big deal and easy to do.  More threads: https://www.google.com/search?q=solstice+wheel+hub+bolts+site:www.solsticeforum.com

The top radiator hose can rub against the fan housing, though no one I know of has had a failure.  Still, it's easy to use a log zip-tie and pull it away from the radiator if it's a concern.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2018, 09:15:19 AM by TomatoSoup »
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Re: Clutch for Saturn Sky no longer available? / wheel bearing warning
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2018, 12:11:00 PM »
Looks like the clutch parts are all still available here in the states.
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Re: Clutch for Saturn Sky no longer available? / wheel bearing warning
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2018, 04:14:37 PM »
Both of these have been documented in these fora.  The wheel hub bolts (that hold the bearings) can work loose over time and it's worth checking/tightening them periodically.  No big deal and easy to do.  More threads: https://www.google.com/search?q=solstice+wheel+hub+bolts+site:www.solsticeforum.com

The top radiator hose can rub against the fan housing, though no one I know of has had a failure.  Still, it's easy to use a log zip-tie and pull it away from the radiator if it's a concern.


Thank you! :D

If I'm right Opel knows about this issue since 2009 and they didn't tell anyone about it.
As soon as I get my car on the road I'll head to the next GM dealer for checking the bolts.




Looks like the clutch parts are all still available here in the states.



It seems that Opel tries to force us to buy new cars.  :slap:
Oliver  :usa:

 

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