My 1991 Saab 900 is shifting perfectly except it will not go into
I've had a similar problem, and it was the rubber bushings in the
shifter link; as some particular ones age they get sloppy and 5th gear
seems to be the one that suffers. Others will age and disintegrate,
then you won't be able to shift at all. If all the other gears are fine
(no grinding, judder, popping out of gear or other untoward behaviour) I'd look to these
rubber bushings, and replace them all while you're at it. They're
replaceable at much less cost than a tranny rebuild, and are most
likely that cause, i.e. after rebuilding tranny, you still won't get
into 5th because the shifter won't have been rebuilt, just the contents
of the gear box!
Check the "Bentley Bible" aka the Saab 900 Official Service Manual,
costs about $40 from Amazon, for info, it's an invaluable resource!
16 valve manual: http://www.amazon.com/Saab-900-Valve-Service-Manual/dp/0837603137
8 valve manual: http://www.amazon.com/Eight-Official-Service-Manual-1981-1988/dp/0837603102
Get the appropriate manual for your car and enjoy the Saab!
Jul 27, 2009 |
1993 Saab 900