Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 14:15:46 GMT
From: "Ask The MasterTech" <>

It sounds like you may have a problem with the gear shifter. ZF 18 transmission do fail pretty consistantly on the 9000 but it does not really sound like what you have. Hopefully this will help. TW <> wrote in message news:398c193a$0$10393$ > I just purchased a 1989 Saab 9000 CD turbo...For some reason I like > Saabs...However I purchased it knowing there was something wrong with the > transmission....when you turn the key it is automatically in reverse...this > is the only function of the transmission... > Is this how automatic transmissions fail (159,000 miles) or does it seem > like another problem...a Foreign auto dealer stated it needs a rebuilt > transmission, I don't question his authority but upon fiddling around > with the cable going to the tranny, I noticed the cable is quite loose > entering the takes very little effort moving the gear > shifter.....Any comments please...Could it be as simple as the cable, > or...what is the history of the 89's automatic transmissions.... > > Todd > Wisconsin > >

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