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Date: Thu, 23 Apr 1998 16:12:37 -0700
From: Justin VanAbrahams <jvanabranopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Transmission pops out of third gear in 1990 SPG

Max Meinhardt wrote: > > The transmission in my 1990 900 SPG pops out of third gear when decelerating. > When it's in third, I can just tap the shifter and it will just pop out. It > also has to be babied when shifting into third gear in order to keep it from > grinding. > > I checked my shift alignment already so there is no problem there. > Does anyone out there have the same problem?? What can cause this???? cost for > parts? Two words: New tranny. It doesn't usually happen to 3rd gear, but I've had the same problems in 2nd gear, and that meant a tranny rebuild - a job I certainly wouldn't tackle myself... > My overdrive doesn't engage and windshield washer doesn't work too...that > reminds in the hell do you take off the lower driver's-side dash > cover so that I can access the overdrive pump. The Bentley manual doesn't give > me a clue and I can't find any screws which even loosen the thing up. What car? 900? The knee bolster ("lower padded dash") is one piece and stretches across the car. You need to remove the lower center console, and remove two 10mm bolts in the engine compartment inside the fender walls, as well as a single hex (15mm? maybe 13mm) where the ashtray in the center console would have been.... Takes about ten minutes. If you need assistance, lemme know... the interior is one aspect of a Saab I can take apart with my eyes shut... ;)

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