Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2003 04:58:20 GMT
Subject: how to access air filter, trans. fluid ('87 900)

A friend at school has an '87 Saab 900. She's going home for break tomorrow (~7 hours driving), so tonight I tried to check the air filter and transmission fluid tonight. I ran into a bit of a hurdle -- first, how do I get to the air filter!? I know where it is but I couldn't figure out how to get to it. Most of my work has been on Fords with just a little on a Pontiac and an Oldsmobile. Very different layout, to say the least. The air filter is at the front on the driver's side near the ground, right? Above the cavity I believe the filter is in is a metal block with the air intake hoses and the hose leading to the throttle body and additionally some other piece I don't recognize that has 4 hoses going to the other side of the intake manifold. I pulled the throttle body hose off and saw the diaphragm there. With the hose on (I had only pulled the one end off to take a look), I could not get a screwdriver at the two screws on the two separate covers to the metal blocks over the filter. I'm also uncertain that I would have enough freedom of movement to move the cover out of the way even if I did get either of those screws off. What is the correct approach to checking (and replacing) the air filter? The engine is an inline 4, btw. The other problem is I couldn't find the transmission fluid reservoir to check that. I'm told that second gear makes bad noises, so I wanted to check the fluid just to be sure. Where is the trans. fluid reservoir? Thanks for any pointers! -D -- If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. I John 1:9 www: jabber:

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