Date: 23 Jan 2006 07:50:32 -0800
From: "Jozek" <malyjozeknospamail.com>
Subject: Gear selector switch


Hi all, my '97 900 SE automatic with 150K km is having transmission problems, and I had it diagnosed by a Saab shop in Toronto. I was told that the gear selector switch has failed, which is consistent with what I suspected after comparing the symptoms (check engine/check gearbox coming on simultaneously, transmission in "limp home mode", earlier, on occasions, the car would start from a higher gear when first put in drive in the morning, once when the check gearbox light came on and I shut the car off, it would not engage starter again, etc.) with postings on this group. He also told me that this switch costs almost CDN $1000 plus almost $400 labour to replace it!!!!!! In your experience is this switch something that I may be able to get cheaper from a junkyard? Or is it one of these parts that I'm better off getting a new one, because they have a limited amount of life in them? Is CDN $400 for the installation reasonable? I'll shop around, but would like to know your opinion. Thanks in advance Jozek

Return to Main Index

The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2019 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page.
[Contact | Site Map | Saabnet.com on Facebook | Saabnet.com on Twitter | Shop Amazon via TSN | Site Donations]