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Date: Fri, 9 May 2003 22:25:18 +0100
From: "Richard Chew" <richnospamnopsameldo.demon.co.uk>
Subject: Re: 9-5 engine mount broken ?!


There is a 'rear' engine mount, well, perhaps not an engine mount as such but, it's an ally bracket that bolts to the gearbox with three bolts, then rests on a rubber mount which bolts to the subframe. Although I've never heard of one breaking, I would imagine it controls a lot more of the engine movement that either of the torque arms. As for removing the engine, I don't know why they would need to do this, as the bracket and mount can be removed by simply supporting the back of the engine. I would guess that there may be a bolt sheared off and they can't get it out, or rather, can't get anything in to get it out, without taking the engine out. Hope this helps, Rich Pete Bennett <petenopsamle.demon.co.uk> wrote in message news:b9fshj$eu$1$8300dec7nopsam.demon.co.uk... > My nearly three year old 9-5 (Sept 2000) went in for its 66,000 mile service > (about 100,000Km) yesterday. > Got the call saying the rear disks needed to be replaced, no big shock. Got > a call later saying that the rear engine mount had broken on the car. > The dealer said this is very unusual, but that it requires the engine and > gearbox to be removed from the car. > > How unusual is this? Do I have the world's worst friday afternoon car? > (Please send me an e-mail if you want the full sorry history of this car) > What is the movement that this has allowed under acceleration (which is > quite good now that they have fixed the engine management computer - 2.0 LPT > with the Saab performance chip) likely to have done? Will it have caused > damage to any ancillaries? Perhaps damage to the drive train? The dealer > says that the engine will have been allowed to 'lift' without this mounting > being there. > > Peter Bennett > Distributed Systems Professional Services Ltd. > p e t e at d s p s dot n e t > >

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