Date: Sat, 05 Aug 2000 13:05:10 GMT
From: jw <>
Subject: Re: can't get into reverse sometimes (1984 900 S)

Four Weis wrote: > > This is one advice posted at my local Saab/Volvo shop: > > If you want to save your 900 manual transmission, put in 3rd gear and > then put into reverse. It goes in alot easier and should prevent more > damage to the transmission. You should not have a "clunk" when you put > the transmission in reverse, everytime you heard this "clunk" you were > damaging the transmission. This is probably where the old 900 got its > reputation for having problems with reverse. I have found that putting it into another gear first helps. I almost never get the clunk when it goes into reverse, just recently it has been difficult to get the shift lever over there, maybe a third of the time. I thought maybe the lift mechanism described in the other post is wearing out. I'll try putting it into third gear first every time and see how that works. Thanks for the replies, -jw

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