Date: Sat, 18 May 2002 14:54:39 -0700
From: "R.Blake" <>
Subject: Re: Shifting into 2nd Gear Problem...

In article <Z19E8.7763$>, Anthony Bellia <> wrote: > Hello all.... > > I have a 1987 SAAB 9000s. The car has 120,000 miles and recently I have > had issues when shifting the car into 2nd gear. Here's the situation. > > When I try to shift from 1st to 2nd gear at about 3500 RPM or more I > hear a grinding sound. I don't hear the sound when shifting in/out of any > other gear. Also, if I immediately shift into 2nd gear at a low RPM the > grinding sound doesn't happen. It's only when I shift into 2nd at high RPM. > This may be trivial to you all but this is not my cup of tea. Thanks is > advance... I don't have a solution for you, but I can tell you I have the same situation with my '86 9000. Any kind of 'speed shift' at anything above 3000 rpm into 2nd gear grinds. Actually, I guess I did solve the problem - I just shift nice and peacefully into 2nd and never a grind do I get.

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