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Bought myself a ton of deferred maintenance...
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Posted by un4gvn1 [Email] (#2498) [Profile/Gallery] (more from un4gvn1) on Tue, 5 Mar 2019 11:02:44 Share Post by Email
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First post, I apologize in advance if this rambles a bit.

When my 900 died protecting my wife I started looking for another Saab, found a nice looking high-mileage 9k w/ some "issues". Here's a partial list...
1) Stereo
2) Tach
3) ACC
4) Driver's seat
5) Passenger mirror glass out (had glass & adhesive)
6) Hood and hatch struts
7) Battery light glowing dim on dash
8) Right turn signal flashes fast
9) Slow leak in right front tire


Price seemed right, so I bit. After getting it home I discovered a few extras (I'm sure there are others)
1) Upper torque arm bushings
2) Hatch area light
3) Head gasket looks to be leaking oil on the drive end (driver's side)

To date I've managed to cross a few items off the list.
-Hood and Hatch struts
-Hatch/trunk light fixed
-Found & replaced burnt right turn signal bulb
-R&R torque arm bushings. (which forced me to build a belt tool)
-ACC needed both Cabin Air Temp Sensor and Dash Module (more on this later)
-Driver's seat looks to be a bad memory module. The part #s don't match the car so I'm guessing the seat is out of a later model. (I've got the seat positioned where I can get in & out without too much trouble, so I'll come back to this project later)
-R&R Voltage Regulator (found procedure on here, this is when I decided to become a paying member here)
-New voltage regulator magically fixed the AM/FM & EQ. CD still not working
-Tire had a small nail, has been repaired & holds air fine now

Enough preamble, on to today's topic.

Fixing the ACC had an unanticipated effect. On a road trip to a family funeral I started smelling what seemed to me to smell like burning the end of a poly rope. I couldn't tell if it was coming from me, or someone's burn pile (or even another rig in traffic). When I got to the in-law's place and ran one short errand I was convinced it was my rig making the smell. By the time I got back to the house (> 2 in-town miles) I had smoke coming from the right front corner of the hood.

Long story shorter, the AC compressor locked up, and the smoke was the AC clutch burning up. It got hot enough to damage the bearing, so yesterday I put a shorter "AC delete" belt on until I get the compressor replaced.

Now I discover the compressor is a SEIKO-SEIKI instead of the Sanden I expected to find on this year of 9k. The previous owner told me the engine had been swapped by the owner before him, so it may be a later year engine and the compressor might match the mill.

This raises another question. When I bought the car it had a Red DI module on it and a Black DI module in the trunk. Now that the engine year (and maybe the ECU year as well) are in question I'm unsure which DI module I should be running.

So, with all that background out of the way, I need to verify the engine and computer year (or version T5 or T7). Any info on where to locate the #s would be welcome. Also, is the Sanden a direct replacement for the Seiko-Seiki or am I stuck looking for the Seiko?

I'll quit now... there may be a stray (duplicate) image show up in this post, I'm learning the ropes here, this forum works a little differently than the Jeep forum I'm familiar with, so growing pains are to be expected.

->Posting last edited on Tue, 5 Mar 2019 15:19:42.

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