Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 13:18:02 -0000
From: "gerry" <>
Subject: Re: 86 SAAB Turbo Automatic Transmission Problem

I had a torque converter sheer on a Toyota was just a case of getting a new converter good luck bw 37 is not the best gearbox my old 900 failed internally with 1 also "Ian" <> wrote in message news:01c09d55$9a4d1da0$ > A few months ago, I purchased a 1986 SAAB Turbo Automatic to replace my > ailing 1980 manual turbo. It has been a gem to drive up until now despite > its 220000 Km (135000 Miles) on the clock. It has a 16V motor with a Brog > Warner type 37 auto transmission. 2 days ago on the way to the airport (of > all places) at 80KPH (50 MPH) the transmission just stopped driving. No > forward gears and no reverse... nothing (except Park). There was no loud > noises to indicate a catrostrophic failure of any kind. Fluid level is > fine, and looks normal colour, although there were some (minimal) amount of > metal dust in the bottom of the transmission front bottom cover. ( I have > seen much worse ) > > First thought was the selector but Park still works. There is no oil > flowing through the fluid cooler (radiator) and no pressure at the line > pressure plug, so I can only assume it is the pressure pump or regulator. > I cant afford to take it to get it overhauled and have worked on numerous > engines and manual gearboxes but not automatics. Any suggestions ? > Where is the fluid pressure pump ? (I would expect somewhere in the Torque > convertor housing) > Where is the pressure relief valve ? > From looking at it, I hope the torque convertor can be removed (or at least > partially dismantled without removing the engine. Is this possible ? > > Any help would be greatly appreciated. > > Ian

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