Date: Tue, 8 Dec 1998 14:38:08 -0600
From: "Linda" <lloomisnopsamrnet.org>
Subject: Re: 900S Automatic?


Thanks for the info.. Got another idea from a Saab mechanic... Hope it is true... He said the bands are adjustable on the transmission. That that particular band is adjusted when you do a service. (adjust from inside) If it only need an adjustment it is real simple. If it has already been "overadjusted" then its shot.. Guess we will go for a service to find out. Thanks for the help... Linda Justin VanAbrahams wrote: > > Linda wrote: > > > > We have just acquired a 1988 900S 16v with a 3 speed automatic. The car does > > not appear to have its 2nd gear. If you try to put it in passing gear > > nothing is there.. or if you manually pull it into 2nd there is nothing > > there. My question is this.. Is that an easy repair with a snap band or > > something of that nature? If it is a really expensive repair we will just > > sell it as parts... The car is very clean ( it has never had any paint > > work ) and the engine is solid.. Thanks in advance Linda > > I hope you didn't pay much, because it sounds like the tranny is > in fact shot. Saab auto trannies are not "service friendly" Actually, to rethink my first thought, you might verify the kick down cable is there and properly adjusted. It usually won't cause these exact symptoms, but theoretically could under the right conditions...

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