Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 22:23:37 +0000 (UTC)
From: "SimonJ" <>
Subject: Re: Shifting into 2nd Gear Problem...

"R.Blake" <> wrote in message > In article <Z19E8.7763$>, > Anthony Bellia <> wrote: > > > Hello all.... > > > > I have a 1987 SAAB 9000s. The car has 120,000 miles and recently I have > > had issues when shifting the car into 2nd gear. Here's the situation. > > > > When I try to shift from 1st to 2nd gear at about 3500 RPM or more I > > hear a grinding sound. I don't hear the sound when shifting in/out of any > > other gear. Also, if I immediately shift into 2nd gear at a low RPM the > > grinding sound doesn't happen. It's only when I shift into 2nd at high RPM. > > This may be trivial to you all but this is not my cup of tea. Thanks is > > advance... > > I don't have a solution for you, but I can tell you I have the > same situation with my '86 9000. Any kind of 'speed shift' at anything > above 3000 rpm into 2nd gear grinds. Actually, I guess I did solve the > problem - I just shift nice and peacefully into 2nd and never a grind > do I get. > I have had 5 9000T's , from a 1986 2.0T to a 1992 2.3T Carlsson, all have had the problem. I have been told there is a modification that can be done to solve it, dont have any details though.

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