Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 06:34:07 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: rebuilding C900 manual transmissions....

"Craig Ian Dewick" <> wrote in message news:cnh95f$ogi$ > Are there any tip/tricks/etc. relating to rebuilding Saab 5-speed manual > transmissions? > > The manual transmission under the engine of my 1983 900 GLi donor car is > coming out soon (I've dismantled a lot of the engine in-place but now it > needs to be lifted out), and I've been told by the person who I bought the > car off that it had a problem selecting 5th gear before he stopped driving > it. > > I've been checking some of the transmission and clutch upgrade/rebuild parts > available from places like and I know that if I > went 'the whole hog' I'd be up for a lot of $$$ getting an uprated clutch > kit, new flywheel, replacement pinion gear set, short shifter, etc. but just > having the engine and transmission removed from the donor car will be a good > start. > > I'll do some google hunting to find if there are sites covering transmission > rebuilding as a specific subject but if anyone knows of some off-hand please > let me know. I'd be keen to put links to some of them on the technical > library page of my C900 Workshop website at > "". > > Regards, > > Craig. > > PS. I've created a gallery page on the site too now. If anyone would like to > have their C900-related images featured (I'll be creating tables to index > submissions as they come in and are given the green light), please feel free > to submit them. There isn't a specific web-form yet - just a link to the > contacts page which has the email address I use for mail relating to that > site. > Before you tear apart the transmission, have you checked out the linkage? That's the most common problem with shifting gears.

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