Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2004 02:18:29 GMT
From: -Bob- <>
Subject: Re: Serpentine belts and Pulley Crap

On Wed, 28 Apr 2004 22:35:19 GMT, "Jack O'Lantern" <> wrote: >Whats up with these saab cars. After driving the big three for 35 yrs, I >have never seen such poor quality until now. The "big three" and you've never seen poor quality ? I'm astonished. >I had been warned about the >belt and pulleys so at appr 43K I took it ( 9000 2.3 ) to to the dealer for >a new belt and pulley check. They changed the belt and the fixed idler >pulley ($250). They ripped you off then. The upper idler pulley and belt go for about $70 in parts with an hour's labor. >Told me that everything else was great. At 48k the tensioner >pulley suddenly seized and snapped off a mounting bolt. Sorry to hear. It should have been replaced for another $35 in parts. >Tow plus new belt , >new pulley and tensioner bracket ($400). Ripped off again, I'm estimating. >And now at 62K the old gal started >to shred its belt. Luckily I was only a few miles from the dealer. The >damage; new belt; 2 more new pulleys and this time they said I need a new >crank pulley......ouch.... ($750). And you're still buying from that dealer ? You need to buy a clue instead of a belt. >Grand total for 1 yr of 19K interrupted >miles...................drum roll please.............. ($1400 ). I have >got to get me one of those saab franchises or at least some >shares........should beat Nortel hands down or should I say.....belts off!

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