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Saab 900 s v6 atomatic will not reverse. every other gear works fine

Automatic transmission oil smells burnt

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Time for a rebuild if oil is burnt

No other fix

Posted on Nov 27, 2012

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  • Samuel Bergmann Nov 27, 2012

    i thought it might have been from catalytic converter over heating and glowing red hot. I also have electrical issues, could that affect reverse?

  • Anonymous Nov 27, 2012

    You have a burnt trans & now say the converter got red hot. I don't know the year but the repair will cost more than the car is worth at this point. Converter,O2 Sensors,Trans & the cause of the converter failure,forget it. Too many issues inless under ten years old

  • Samuel Bergmann Nov 27, 2012

    cat converter is fixed now. I have electrical problems after washing engine, could that have something to do with reverse not working?

  • Samuel Bergmann Nov 27, 2012

    i found a 2nd hand trans for $170, not so bad if i do need one

  • Samuel Bergmann Nov 27, 2012

    not sure if oil is burnt, dont really know what burnt trans oil smells like

  • Samuel Bergmann Nov 27, 2012

    check gearbox light is not comming on



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check the fluid ( reg oil 5 w 30 or 10 w 30 )by checking the check point when the car is cold ( not run for 6 hours) on the passenger side bold under the exhaust manifold. I think it is 19 mm. you should have 3 quarts. Also there is a filter on the rear cover that has a magnetic trap that needs to be replaced. Also you need the rear gasket if you are taking that panel off. dont reuse paper gaskets! they will always fail.

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SOURCE: I need an engine diagram for a 1995 saab 900 se V6

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hi have a 2000 2l 156 selespeed problem with gearbox is light comes on dash and gears won't select have replaced the gearbox pump at great expense but has now stopped working again can any one advise if this could be other issue

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