Question about 1997 Saab 900
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I found this answer on another site and tried it when my 1999 Saab 9-5 3.0 had the check gear box light come on.
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Posted on Nov 06, 2014
Check engine and check gearbox on an automatic...neutral safety switch is going out. First couple starts like that and it seems like it's in limp home mode...it is. A few more starts and it will reset itself. Mine did so reliably at the 5th restart until I changed it.
Get a used on if you can, they are not really rebuildable reliably. Pain to change, it's under the battery tray and miserable to get to.
Posted on Oct 02, 2014
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Posted on Jun 26, 2008
on those cars the engine is mownted in top of the transmision and use the same oil for lube and cooling please ck oil level on the engine
Posted on Dec 21, 2008
1. Remove the battery.
2. Remove the clutch cable end from the clutch arm end at the wire stop.
3. Slide out the rubber doughnut from the gearbox housing which holds the clutch cable
4. Move the distribution box nut and the alarm pin attached to it (some modules)
5. Disconnect the clutch cable holder from the fender and the data link holder.
6. Remove the drivers lower panel below the steering wheel and remove the air duct as well as the knee shield.
7. Slide out the fuse box holder and ICE Box (should be a black box with many wires going to it). You can remove the instrument cluster at this point but you can also do this without removing the cluster with a little patience
8. Move the pedal spring to one side and remove the eye catch for the cable.
9. Remove the clutch cable by pulling it out from the engine compartment
10. Reinstall in the reverse. Saab actually came out with a bulletin which Needed one to install two washers at the back of the new cable instead of one. The factory cable comes with one but you can remove the 2nd washer off the old cable and install it on the new cable so two exist. This helps take up excessive pedal slack.
Posted on Apr 29, 2009
my 96 900se turbo auto trans was doing the same thing. whats most likely is that the shifter cable is not fully letting the car grab the park gear, which won't let it turn on. or it may be the neutral safety swtich that needs a good cleaning or replacement. I hope this helps, in my case it was the shifter cable.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
a manual for the car will have the download diagnostics all spelled out for you. You really need the manual to do any work beyond basic maintenance on a vehicle such as this...
Posted on Sep 16, 2010
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