Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 13:56:35 -0700
From: "Abdallah Jamal" <abdallahnopsamAMnopsamrgate.ca>
Subject: Re: my two "new" 87 9000's - some electrical trouble - a long story and a few questions.


sorry to wake you up on a monday Keith ;-) , though i really appreciate = your feedback. - i have the links bookmarked, thanks. - i guess i couldn't have avoided all the labour cost in the alternator = exchange, but i could have saved C$300 having it rebuilt. (grr...!) - i'll take a look at the rear brake process. - thanks for the other leads. i will follow them up, and keep the group = informed. thanks for the welcome! - glad to be here. btw, am i off the mark putting my reliance in the older cars (87)? - = would it have been more worth my while searching for newer models? = (price would be the biggest holdback) abdallah "KeithG" <noonenopsamhlink.net> wrote in message = news:aajgcn$ijs$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net... Abdallah, Wow, that is a bit much for a Monday... First, bookmark this site: http://www.quasimotors.com/ http://www.townsendimports.com/ (this one is a routed DHCP site. To = reliably get there, you need to surf to the main page) http://saabnet.com/tsn/bb/9000/ When the alternator dies, it is either the regulator or the brushes. = This is a 50.00 part and is easily replaced. rear parking brake: There is a procedure on the Townsend site above. You need to reset the small (4mm) Allen screw to set the parking brake. If = this shop just 'did a brake job' and did not know about this oddness, it may still need to be done.rotors are about 40.00 each. They are pretty easy = to replace yourself. You do need to remove the brake calipers though.Make = sure that the brake fluid is changed and use dot4. 1: see quasi's site - indicator bulb is out - common. 2: do not know 3: ditto 4: the mechanism bolts to the seat with 4 bolts. I would suggest getting = a used mechanism at a junkyard (www.saabdepot.com) 5: seat heater failures are common. Keep sharp objects from the seat and = try not to kneel there either. Townsend, Saabnet and quasi cover this. Basically - remove the cover and solder the wire back together. 6: do not know 7: also covered on Quasi and Townsend. 8: the seat heater has a lower and a lumbar pad. If the lower works, the back should as well. it is a series connected heater, so unless someone 'fixed it' it should work as well. 9: either at the speaker or the connector on the radio. Clean contacts. = The speaker surrounds may also be disintegrated. Remove the dash top and inspect. 10: also covered on Saabnet.com in the FAQ (http://www.saabnet.com/tsn/faq/) . I = had mine recovered at a local upholstery shop. You can try it as well. Basically, what has happened is that the foam backer has disintegrated. = You cannot really glue it to any great result. You have to replace the = material. Good luck and welcome. KeithG "Abdallah Jamal" <abdallahnopsamAMnopsamrgate.ca> wrote in message news:ucq091saut902anopsam.supernews.com... i've held off posting this, but here goes.. <<<Clipped>>>

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