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Date: 17 Sep 2001 03:14:16 GMT
From: johnra1975nopsamcom (johnra1975)
Subject: Re: 89 900S transmission problems


Starting in 1989 SAAB used "beefier" pinion bearings/gears in the 900's gearbox and I believe that they are incompatible with prior model years,. If the gearbox from the 1988 is good, I'd recommend dropping it in instead of swapping the bearings. With the lower torque output of the 900S [compared to the forced induction engines], the old pinion design held up fairly well, overall. John Rausch johnranopsampot.phys.uwosh.edu 86 900S 87 900S 88 900 SPG 92 900 TC >Subject: 89 900S transmission problems >From: Christopher Lambert lambertcnopsame.rr.com >Date: 9/16/2001 8:48 PM Central Daylight Time >Message-id: <3BA5569F.2833647Enopsame.rr.com> > >I have an 89 900S with 216,000 miles on it that needs new pinion >bearings in the transmission. I know of an 88 900 that has been in a >crash that I could get for free. Can I take the pinion bearings out of >the 88 and put them in my 89? Are these compatible? Has anyone done >this procedure before? >

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