Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2004 23:22:51 -0500
From: "Nate Goddard" <>
Subject: Re: C900 Probs - Help Please!

Congrats on your new ride. I also have an '87 T16 (and an '88 900 SPG). As for the carpet getting wet, there is a drain tube that comes off the bottom of the outside-air-intake/A/C box on the firewall. Right under the vent slots in the hood is a little triangular projection ("box") where the vent system brings in fresh air and the A/C chiller sits, and down at the bottom of this "box" is a groove leading to a drain hose that is supposed to drain out through the fender shield by the right-side front wheel. It can be difficult to get your hand, etc down in there, but check for leaves, etc to be obstructing the flow and causing water to build up and run into the vent system, and runs out on the slope of the footwell. Also, make sure the hose is not kinked or obstructed between the bottom of the "box" and the fender shielding. Nate_t_g "Ben" <> wrote in message news:c4kan4$2itk1c$ > Hiya, > > I've finally got a Saab!! It's a 1987 T16. Great car, bit shabby and needs > some TLC, but I've already managed to > welcut out and weld new metal in to get rid of the rot and fitted a new set > of bushes to the front suspension for it's MOT. > Before I take it to be retested, I've one other prob to sort, a low effort > to the handbrake on one side - > it's a front wheel h/b. Is it gonna be a cable, or something seized? I > haven't got my hands on a workshop manual yet and I can't fathom it! > > Also, ot anMOT problem, but the carpets are damp in both front footwells. > This has > happened while the cars been stood while repaired. No holes in floor as > we've welded them > all, and no coolant being lost? Is there drain holes somewhere that could be > blocked? Door bottoms or sunroof drains? > > Ta for any help, > > Ben > > > >

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