Date: Sat, 10 Jun 2000 02:22:53 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>
Subject: Re: Gear shift on 1993 900

The problem is the 2nd gear Syncro Ring/Spring combination. This is quite common and will go for a good while if driven moderately. The engine and transmission does not have to come out. You can remove the transmission from the bottom and rebuild it without removing the engine. Rebuilding it at a factory authorized Saab Dealer should cost about 1100.00. I have probably built in the neighborhood of 100 of these transmissions. I am a Saab Mastertech from Please let us know if we can help further! Mastertech! "adrianb" <> wrote in message > This is a first post on this NG and I hope that somebody here > can help me. I am currently considering purchasing a 1993 900 > convertible (5 speed manual transmission) from a local used car > dealer. The car is in excellent condition (bodywork, etc.), > spent it's first 5 years in Florida, has done 93000 miles, has > some Saab history and seems like a great deal at $8500 so I need > to make a decision quickly. > > The only problem I can identify is a grating / grinding shifting > quickly from 1st to 2nd which can be avoided by shifting > slowly. The guy who's selling it told me about the noise before > I drove it and tells me that it is not a sign that the gear box > will fail. I've talked to a couple of mechanic friends of mine > who have warned me of the high cost of servicing a saab > transmission (the whole engine / transmission will need to come > out according to them) so I am somewhat nervous. I've got a > mechanic looking at the car tomorrow but he is not a saab > specialist. I've tried a search on this site and on other Saab > sites but can not find further information. > > Is this a common problem or is anyone aware of this problem, who > can shed some light for me. > > Thanks in advance for your help, > > Adrian B. > > * Sent from RemarQ The Internet's Discussion Network * > The fastest and easiest way to search and participate in Usenet - Free! >

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