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How to fix the shift linkage on saab 900 - 1992 Saab 900

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

A SAAB dealer should be able to print one out for you. BTW that engine is practically identical to the V6 used in a caddy Catera, and Saturn Ion. Those diagrams would be the same, so you might want to search that also.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: The gear selector will not shift from park i've been told that one of the linkages is broken

The gear shifter has a switch inside of it. The shifter has to be replaced.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 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!

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8 valve manual:

Get the appropriate manual for your car and enjoy the Saab!

Posted on Aug 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 1996 Saab 900 convertible. The check

Take the vehicle to one of the major Auto parts stores and ask then to connect their scanner to your vehicle and identify the fault code that is stored. That will tell you where to look and what has faulted. Once you get the code you can get the new part there at the store and a Haynes Repair manual on your vehicle to do the repair yourself.

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I lost reverse on my '91 saab 900s 5 speed. sometimes lose 1st and 2nd gear. Thinking maybe gearbox nees lubricating ?

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If the car's a standard, it'll more than likely be the shifter linkage. Saab's linkage involves a lot of plastic that will crack and wear over time. A reputable European car repair service should be able to get the parts and fix the linkage. It's not cheap.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1992 Saab 900

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Cannot engage transmission from first to second gear

Usually this is a linkage problem, and most often the rubber lined coupling between two rods in the linkage system. This fails as the rubber ages, and when it does you are unable to select some or all gears, and might be stuck in one gear!

Not too difficult to re and re, and part is available from Saab dealer at reasonable cost.

Coupling may be located inside the car, under the console, ahead of the gear lever housing, or on the other side of the firewall

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