Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 23:53:51 -0500
From: "Walt Kienzle" <>
Subject: Re: 9k DIY gearbox/tranny repairs?

I am tackling a similar issue because of apparent problems with the 1st-2nd gear shift fork on my 1991 9000T. I haven't gotten the transmission out yet, but I am slowly working my way there. If I can get the part, I will attempt the repair myself. If it doesn't look like its going well, I'll just get the rebuilt transmission and I will just be out the cost of the part. I would be happy to share the price information I have on parts and rebuilding services so far. In the US, a remanufactured transmission can be had for $1650 from a Saab dealer or from Eriksson Industries also includes a one year, unlimited mileage warranty but charges extra for shipping. There is also a $450 to $500 "core" charge that is refunded when the old transmission is returned. With Eriksson the buyer is responsible for return freight costs. Generally they estimate this total cost to be between $100 and $200, depending on location. The only quote I was able to get from a local rebuilder was $2800, but that assumed the entire transmission would be overhauled. That price was probably padded a bit because he probably hadn't worked on many Saab transmissions before. I checked on to get the Saab list price and part numbers for internal transmission parts. If I read it correctly, the synchro for a 1998 9000 (they didn't have a separate selection for the Aero) would be $$103.79 and if you need the driven gear for 2nd, it would be $251.45. The shift fork I believe I will need is $71.69, but isn't listed as being available at any dealership in the US. It is listed as part # 87 22 332. I plan to travel to Germany in December and may have some better luck with parts availability there. If anyone has a way of checking pricing and availability, I would appreciate any information they can provide. Walt Kienzle "David Haydon" <> wrote in message news:rNMh9.2714$ > My '98 9k aero manual gearbox needs some repairs, the 2nd gear synchro is on > it's way out. Other than that it seems ok, but more wear may become apparent > once I get it apart. > I've tackled most repairs over the years, but a gearbox rebuild is not one > of them. Has anyone replaced synchros themselves, or have you always > entrusted that to a specialist? How difficult a job is it and do you need > any specialist tools? Is the Haynes gearbox manual worth buying? > Any experience would be much appreciated. > many thanks > David > >

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