Date: Mon, 01 Mar 1999 04:04:54 GMT
From: (Steve Crowe)
Subject: Re: Manual Transmission Oil level

On Sun, 28 Feb 1999 14:58:34 -0500, HomeLink <> wrote: >Hi , I have an 1995 Saab 900s ( 2.3 L) . It looks like the driver side >axle seal is beginning to leak . Their is no dip stick for measuring the >oil level in the gear box. If I pull the cap screw off how high should >the oil level be. Also what Kind of oil does it take. >Ed. > The "check" plug is on the left side of the trans between the axle and the rear edge of the trans. It is about halfway up from the bottom. The plug is removed with a 8mm hex allen wrench/socket. You can put the trans oil in here or there is a fill hole on the top of the trans. The "fill" hole (also a 8mm hex allen plug) is convinently blocked by the A/C lines, so it takes a little work to get to it. At the dealership where I work, we have a 35 gallon drum with a hand pump and a nozzle that fits in the "check" plug hole so we don't have to fool with the "fill" plug. Just add oil until it runs out the "check" hole (This assumes that the car is level!!!). The trans uses 10w-30w motor oil. Saab does have a synthetic trans oil that can be used in the trans. There is a PSI that details how to do this (you have to flush the trans). This synthetic has been used as standard fill since mid-1997 on the NG 900. You should not use synthetic motor oil. Good luck, Steve Crowe, ASE CMAT/L1, Saab Qualified level tech Frederick, MD

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