Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 15:20:51 GMT
From: Bob <>
Subject: Re: Saab 900 (96) maintenance

On Tue, 27 Jan 2004 06:48:56 +0000, Rogier Boeken <> wrote: >I had the same thoughts about the camshaft as you seem to have but it is >good to have this confirmed. >It is a inline 4 so it has a timing chain so I won't worry about replacing >this. > >Thanks for all the help. > >rogier If it's a 4, you should have the upper idler pulley and serpentine belt replaced. In the USA, that's $80 in parts and .5 to 1 hour labor. These are know to self destruct after 45-50K miles so I would highly recommend replacement unless you are _sure_ this has already been done. If you have a clutch, your clutch cable also needs replacing around 50K miles (another small job) Bob

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