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Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2003 20:02:05 GMT
From: Harvey White <>
Subject: Re: 900 + 9000 roadside breakdowns - failure modes

On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 17:45:09 +0100, Grunff <> wrote: >I was looking through some old docs, and found the results of a >survey I did on a couple of years ago on Saab failure modes. > >The idea was to work out which items were most likely to leave >you stranded. I had loads of responses, and compiled the >following lists based on the prevalence of failures. Top of the >list = most failures. > >Might be of interest, or if anyone has anything to add. Upon obtaining the factory service record from my dealer I found that the starter motor had been replaced. Saab Roadside service had been called to fix it, and I think a loaner car had been arranged. This was at about 10K miles, I think (have to go look to be certain). Makes me wonder what the guy who leased it actually did... 2000 9.5 Harvey > > >=================================== >C900 >Top radiator hose >Clutch master cylinder >Clutch slave cylinder >Clutch hose >Alternator >Battery >Belts >Fuel pump >Water pump >Transmission >Thermostat >Radiator fan motor >Hall sensor >Exhaust >Head gasket >Ignition >Lower control arms >Lower timing gear >Valve stem >Oil pump >=================================== > > >=================================== >9000 >Serpentine belt >Clutch master >Clutch slave >Clutch hose >AMM >Alternator >Battery >Crankshaft pulley >Idler pulley >Transmission >Ignition switch >Ignition amplifier >Distributor >Oil pressure sensor >Water pump >Differential bearing >TCS >CV joint >Con rod >===================================

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