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Date: Sat, 27 Mar 1999 16:57:25 GMT
From: (Steve Crowe)
Subject: Re: warranty and Main engine bearing seal

On Wed, 24 Mar 1999 03:04:27 GMT, wrote: >I have a '94 9000, it has 66,000 miles on it. I recall that it was covered >my the original warenty to 80,000 miles. I have an oil leak and I suspect >that it is eminating around the main bearing seal. So if it is what needs >the work, is the engine main bearing seal under the 80K warranty? > >Thanks, >Aeord > >-----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- > Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own Aerod, 91-94 Saabs sold in the US have a 6 year/80K mile powertrain warranty. There is a $150.00 deductible for each item (not each visit) that is repaired under that warranty. I believe that front and rear crankshaft seals are covered however I would have to check in the warranty book. When I check out a car at my dealership and find an item that I think is covered under 6/80, I have to refer to the warranty book. In that book, each opperation is assigned a labor operation number and the flat rate time that Saab will pay the dealership for that operation. Once I have that labor operation number, I check it against the list of covered 6/80 operaton numbers. If the labor operation number is in the covered range, it is covered. This is the only way I do this anymore as there is little reason to some of the covered items. For example, I know that water pumps are covered, but radiatiors are not. A/C compressors, A/C compressor clutch, and the ACC control head is covered but not condensors or evaporators. Last week I got stung by an oil pan gasket and oil cooler cover plate on a 95 900 V-6. I thought they were covered and qouted the used car department a $150.00 per item (total $300.00). Turns out, these items are not covered and I had to do them at a reduced labor time to meet the quote. I lost about 5 hours of billable time as a result. Bottom line, your car needs to be diagnosed at the dealership and they will need to check if the problem is covered under the 6/80 warranty. Good luck, Steve Crowe, ASE CMAT/L1 Saab Qualified Level Tech Frederick, MD

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