Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 01:32:57 +0100
From: "Andy" <>
Subject: Re: 95 9000 CS AUTO

Tony, Paula, I had quite a few problems with my 9000 CSi 2.3 16V (non-turbo) automatic. About some of them you can read on my web page: The message is: the car may be OK but the customer support sucks. My car was shortly out of guarantee and that here in is only one year long and yet they told me I was on my own when my engine got stuck (your case?). In my case, we later found out it was a defective crankshaft (factory fault) but the SAAB customer support people told me that since the warranty expired they were not going to do anything about it. Read more: Andy Brian Howerton <> wrote in message news:iG2g6.242930$ > You may be in luck as your 'major systems' warranty may cover the cost of > repair minus a $150 deductible. The warranty is for 6 years or 80000 miles > and is transferable. It covered the $1000 cost of my blown cylinder head > gasket at 79000 miles on my '93 9k CSE. Worth a shot. FWIW, mine has 105k on > the 2.3t and runs great except for a slight irregular vibration at idle. > > Regards, > Brian > > "Tony & Paula Mavridis" <> wrote in message > news:GrLe6.27948$ > > I have a 95 9000 cs with an automatic trans. I have approx.. 77,000 miles > > on the vehicle and just found out I may need a rebuilt engine. The shop I > > have my car serviced is strictly "SAABS ONLY" and the mechanic has been > > working on Saabs for over 25 yrs. I brought my car in for several minor > > part replacements and maintenance. With my my repair came the unwelcome > > news of my car's engine having oil gunk in the heads, manifold and most > > likely everywhere within the engine. I have maintained my vehicle in a > Saab > > dealership according to manufacturer's specs. After the new car warranty > > expired, the car has been maintained with the above mentioned mechanic. My > > mechanic said he has seen quite few Saabs with the same problem as mine. > He > > mentioned to me without as quite coming out and saying...."this is an > issue > > with Saabs between model years 94 to 98 9000s." He has seen and has > worked > > on quite few Saab 9000s with approx. the same mileage as my car. Saab > > district reps will not discuss this wit my mechanic, instead they will > > discuss this with a Saab dealership service manager. I am about to bring > my > > car in to the only Saab dealership in Dallas, TX and get an evaluation of > > the loud engine noise my car has been making for the past two weeks. I > can > > only describe the noise as the sound of a DIESEL ENGINE. I would like to > > hear from SAAB OWNERS who have the same problem as I am. "THE DIESEL > > ENGINE SOUND" please reply to me. This may be a problem that Saab USA > does > > not want the public to know unless it is a one-to-one basis. I do like my > > Saab, but I don't want to pay for something that may be a common problem > and > > Saab USA is trying to keep it silent. > > > > > >

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