Date: 21 Mar 2006 00:39:09 -0800
From: "Al" <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 transmission problem(s)

Scrowe wrote: > Sounds like the turbo may be going. Trans on these cars are very > strong. There in nothing in the trans that should cause the engine to > smoke from the tailpipe. > > Good luck, > Steve Crowe > > > > > On Mon, 20 Mar 2006 19:42:07 -0700, "R Gostenik" <Gstnknospamcom> > wrote: > > >Hello good folks of this Saab NG: > > > >Our 1999 Saab 9-5 SE auto trans had started making whirring and occasional > >buzzing noises about 2 weeks ago. Fluid was checked and deemed to be at > >proper level. There was no smell of anything burnt. I was going to have it > >addressed at the 80,000 mile service due soon. As it is my wife's car and > >she commutes to/from work only about 7 miles each way and not driven hard, I > >did not expect the worst. However, I had to drive it today because of > >additional passengers that my 9-3 would not accomodate and under load the > >9-5 started smoking very badly from the tailpipe, and the vehicle was > >obviously losing power in the drive line. > > > >Has anyone had this unfortunate experience? Is my tranny fried? Is R/R a > >DIY job? If the tranny is a loss, can anyone offer a good source for a > >quality rebuilt unit? > > > >Also, please see my other post regarding no heater fan on this same 9-5. > > > >Thank you to all respond. > > > >Rich Gostenik > >Owner > >Green Diamond Tire - West > >Green Diamond Tire / E-Commerce > Hmmm, we considered a 9-5 for a short while, but were put off by our specialist. He mentioned the well known 9-5 oil sludging problem. He also described one of the first symptoms as a buzzing sound. If this is the case then you're looking at an engine re-build not tranny...:-(

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