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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997 06:51:26 -0400
From: (Brent Thompson)
Subject: Re: 900s Transmissions

In article <>, Bob Cooley <> wrote: >I just bought a 1988 Saab 900s with AT. The >weather turned colder since buying the car a >couple of weeks ago. The transmission sometimes >doesn't engage until the car warms up for 10 to 20 >min. Once working it seems fine. > >The person I bought it from said it is just normal >for this to happen. I wasn't born yesterday so I >don't believe this. > >My questions for the group are: Is this normal? >How costly are replacement transmissions? Is >this a sign of things to come with this model car? My 87 9000 had a similar but less severe problem. It cost $1500 for the tranny and $400 to install. Saab covered the part for me but I had to pay installation (It was 4 years old and had over 60K). I thought that was a good deal since it was out of warranty. For you, however, Hellooo MasterCard....

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