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Date: Thu, 09 Dec 2004 23:23:24 +0000
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: First Time Saab owner

Retro Bob wrote: > On Wed, 08 Dec 2004 07:28:44 -0500, KeithG <> wrote: > > >Make sure the idler pulleys get changed out when the serpentine belt > >does (60k service). I would not go beyond 75k on the pulleys, period. > > (Ignore that blank post I made, eh ?) > > I would not go over 50K without changing the idler pulley(s) and belt. > I forget when they went to a one pulley idler vs. two... somewhere in > the early 9~3 series. But, I have seen too many go at 50K, so if you > have one or tow, change them and the belt. I'm having the water pump on my 9000 replaced next week and if either belt looks worn, it will get replaced at the same time. Is the idler pulley a known problem area ? Maybe I should see about getting that done at the same time too. Is it a tricky or long job ? Graham

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