Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 00:29:31 GMT
From: Ken Washington <>
Subject: Re: saab 9000 air conditioning / fan problem

You need to give the year for your 9000. I have an 87 9000S, 2.0L. Both turbo and S models used a separate A/C compressor belt, until the 9000 switched over to the 2.3L engine. On the later models, one belt drives all. It sounds as if your A/C clutch went bad. If your's has the 2.OL engine with two belts, remove the A/C compressor belt and disconnect the power plug for your compressor. It is not hard to find on the compressor. If you have a later model, you still need to disconnect the A/C compressor power plug. If the A/C pulley will not turn freely, you have a problem. I had to go through this drill with my 87 9000S in 1998. I had to replace my compressor. I went with a remanufactured unit, and my Saab indy installed it with a new rec/dryer and evap coil. The whole thing cost me about $700. I stayed with the R-12. That was about 70,000 miles ago. Mine is still going strong. Ken Washington 87 9000S 87 900S 83 900T

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