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Date: Tue, 08 Dec 1998 23:22:04 -0100
From: "G.Velema / M. Hilvers" <>
Subject: Re: Saab 96 V4 - Transmission sounds?

Samuel Mikkola wrote: > > Hi there > > > ... Its when driving mostly on gear 2-3-4 and slowly accelerate you can hear > > a whisteling sound, a low frequently sound.... > > > Sounds like a transmission problem to me... > The sound from the tranny is a high whining sound, produced by a worn needle bearing on the input shaft. This bearing runs directly on the shaft, without a bearing ring or 'race'. It wears 'ripples' on the shaft, making the sound. It can only replaced as a compete set of shaft+bearing. (expensive; US$600, if still available at all) You can still use the car for a long time in this condition but it will get worse. Make sure there is enough oil in the transmission. -- MH ('78 95 '79 96)

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