Question about 1988 Saab 900
I have yet to order a manual-new to Saabs. I only see one dipstick other than oil/fill, and it is marked rear gear oil, but is a longer dipstick and wondering if the answer provided on another site re: the Differential add point and the aforemnetioned dipstick. Auto tran shifting into higher gears s a bit chuggish, feeling like the typical need for fluid but do not want to add the type F/ATF to wrong place. The answer given before stated near passenger fan near radiator and t HAS to be the top center toward radiator. Also, it was quite cold today and only drove a couple miles to warm it up and I still do not see fan/s movng. The A/C has been disabled on this car. Could it just be that it comes on when engine is much warmer? Have not had any overheating at all after yesterday driving about 18 miles in stop and go traffic, but did not thnk to look at fan/s then. The dipstick/add for trainy is main concern and will personally slap myself if I have been starring at it all along center/front of car. Thanks
one fan is for A/C cooling, other is for radiator. Neither come on until engine is warm. (Check the Townsend saabmaster site at http://townsendimports.com/Web/entry/tech_doc_systems.htm for reasons why you should use low temp fan switch and thermostat)
The auto trans dip stick IS in the front, by the ignition coil. For more positive identification it should have two notches at the bottom, on opposite sides, and a label attached at the top indicating the fluid type to use. Fill between them is about 1/2 litre.
The best source of info on this car is the "Bentley Bible" aka the Saab 900 Official Service Manual, costs about $40 from Amazon!
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!
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