Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 18:00:14 -0500
From: tom reingold <>
Subject: Re: saab 9000 AERO- 1994 Model

On 12/31/2002 4:54 PM:Bommaraju wrote > Guys- Excellent Car- Has 108K miles- I just love the way it drives!! I > never had a Car that compares to it. > But... But I have run into some major repairs lately. Can you share your > opinions on the following problems. Do u see any future for this Car? > Should I get rid of it? > 1: The pulley tensioner slackened- the serpentine belt got loose- the power > steering pump got busted and I almost crashed the car due to sudden loss of > steering. They tell me that I need a new pump- new belt- (some 800 > dollars). I spent the money and got it fixed. > 2: The wipers stopped working the other day- Found that the rear wiper motor > is gone. Cost of new motor is $ 300 only. Currently I got the rear wiper > disconnected. Should I get New motor? > 3: I see oil leaking from the top of the engine- They say that it needs a > new gasket - Cost unknown yet. > 4: Two years ago breaks were re done with new rotors. The rotors were once > machined after a year. The car now shakes crazy when you break. I got the > 'new rotors' remachined again and the 'shake' is gone now. But they tell me > that I would need to replace the rotors again soon if the shake comes back. > Cost of repair (new rotors- etc.) - unknown yet. > > It's hard to say, but it sounds worth repairing and keeping. These cars generally last a long time. The question is, can you afford the time, money, and aggravation of dealing with this stuff? If not, get a newer car. You can live without the rear wiper forever if you want to. It's not really necessary. My 1987 9000S didn't have one. You need a good Saab specialist mechanic to help you make this decision. The most important question in the near term is what causes the oil leakage in the engine? But if you're going to drive it at all now, you should definitely have them fix the brakes. Good luck, and keep us posted. -- Tom Reingold Noo Joizy

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