Date: Wed, 15 Jun 2005 02:00:54 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: 9000 air-conditioning service?

<> wrote in message > kindo of hard to be certain ... but now the weather has started to warm > up just started to use the aircon on my 1996 9000cd... more or less, > first time since last summer and it doesn't seem to pump out air quite > as cold as I remember... > (cool rather than cold, and also a bit musty smelling ... though > nothing too bad) > > Its the basic air/con not the fancy ACC version ... is there any > setting to say how cold it should blow out air? > > Also ... just had the car serviced (not by a saab agent... nearest is > 30 miles away)... for the last 6 years the aircon hasn't been touched > ... are there any filters to change etc... I have heard mention of > "re-gassing" the aircon ... how would I know if it need doing? > A 9000 most likely uses R-12, so unless you get it converted to R-134a, re-gassing is a rather expensive proposition, about $200 at current prices, more than the parts to convert.

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