Date: 25 Aug 2003 05:50:24 -0700
From: dschadnopsamtiernet.net (don schad)
Subject: Re: 1999 9-3 Reverse question 5-sp manual


dschadnopsamtiernet.net (don schad) wrote in message news:<abf4fb36.0308180533.49f47146nopsaming.google.com>... > Hi. I have a Saab 9-3, 1999 with a 5-sp. It currently has 52k on it, > and I have owned it for about 6 months. Occasionally I can't get the > thing into reverse. I know that I have to pull up the ring, so that's > not the problem - it goes partically into the slot, but not into gear. > Sometimes running through the shift pattern 1-2-3-4-5-R I can get it > in, but occasionally even doing this multiple times will not work. > Under such circumstances I have found that putting it into 2nd or 3rd > gear and stalling it generally works. > Am I experiencing a Saab "feature", or is this something that I should > have addressed by a transmission person? > I took the car to the Saab dealer and they are repairing and/or putting in a rebuilt transmission. According to the service manager this is a relatively common problem with this transmission (common enough that Saab sells a fix-it kit for just this problem). The selector fork is out of wack or something, cause unknown. Makes me very glad that I bought the Wynns extended warrenty when I got the car (purchased it used), so I don't have to pay for anything (of course I would have gone insane if they tried to charge me!). Thanks for all the input. don

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