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Top of 1996 Saab Convertible SE not closing or opening properly. I believe it's the motor on the starboard side that's not fully operating. What does it take to replace the motor?

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SOURCE: saab 900 convertible roof not functioning properly

what's going on ??
stuck ??
jerking ??

Posted on May 24, 2008

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SOURCE: SAAB manual gearbox fluid check & fill location

Does this use a hydraulic clutch?

If it's cable operated it may be a faulty adjuster mechanism.

Posted on Jun 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Having problems lowering my convertible top on a Saab 1997 SE

I am assuming you are referring to the top. Making a noise only would seem to indicate that the motor is working but the top is not. Therefore we can assume that your motor gears are not engaging with the drive arm. This is a known problem and Saab issued a convertible top TSB to implement a campaign to install motor bracket reinforcement kits to keep the motor gear from disengaging this way. If it is too late and you have completely stripped the gear, you must get a new or rebuilt motor assembly as the component parts are not available. If not too late, you realign the motor and drive and install the reinforcement kit.
Complete bracket kit is here. Complete TSB info here.

Posted on Nov 27, 2008

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SOURCE: 98 saab 900 se convertible

The belt ratcheting mechanism is knackered. I have tried twice to fix this problem and simply could not do it. My ultimate solution was to buy a used belt from Goldwing Saab in NY and install that. It is about a 35 to 40 minute job in the verts.

Posted on Dec 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Saab 2004 9-3 Convertible

Had same problem, in the boot right hand side, behind the removable panel there is :
1 - a hydraulic reservoir which must be at correct level.
2 - a black box (stc) this controls the roof system,
switch ignition off then pull the 2 connectors off for 30sec then reconnect.
This worked and hope this resolves your problem

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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Just had this issue - mine was a $20 dollar micro switch (if you can find one) Mine was not opening saying obstruction. mine was the micro switch on the drivers side, there is also one on the passeng;er side. That's probably your issue.

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The most common reason for this is low hydraulic fluid. The noise is probably the pump running while empty. When fluid id present it dampens that noise. Behind the rear seat is the combination motor/pump/reservoir. With the top in the DOWN position, fill the reservoir with ATF and cycle the system a few times as far as it will go. Repeat until the reservoir will take no more fluid. If that works, it is only a patch fix. You must now inspect the lines, motor and cylinders for leaks. The fluid does not evaporate. If it is low, you have a leak. Karl at topgunwon.com

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My 96 900S Convertible won't operate, the main motor in right rear side of the trunk activates, but the bar that connects to the tonneau cover is twisted, as if the tonneau cover motors are cooked? Any...


You could check the top latch position sensor and convertible top control module....if the motors are fried replacing them is very expensive....

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There are a number of known issues affecting the 9-3 convertible top. TSB 811-1989 describes a problem and fix for the cables to the lock for the top cover.
TSB 811-2101 refers to the jamming of the top cover due to a deformed hinge and provides the fix for this.
TSB 811-2160 deals with instances where the first bow hits the top cover while the top is opening, due to a deformed shear pin, and provides that repair procedure.
Where the soft top cannot be operated or it stops in mid-operation, the SID displays the message CHECK
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Any of these four problems can result in the top cover failing to open and close properly, and can interrupt the smooth operation of the opening and closing of the top.
Finally, the top may somehow have otherwise become out of sync and this does indeed require a Tech 2 diagnostic scan and programming tool to correct. All Saab dealerships have this tool, and an increasing number of independent shops that do appreciable work on Saabs are so equipped now.




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The 94-98 Saab 900 cars have numerous top issues that are known. The primary issue is the design of the convertible top Tonneau motor that is located in the right rear quarter panel behind the light. The problem with the original motors was that there was not enough strength in the housing that held the motor to support the top movement because the teeth on the gear drive would get chewed up when the motor moved out of position. The failure of the Tonneau motor causes the top to chatter about half way up or down because the teeth of the motor gears would get chipped off. Replacement of the gears or replacement of the motor is the only repair and the convertible top Control module must be programmed after the repair by someone with a Saab Tech 2 computer tool which is used to program the top potentiometer settings. If you catch this problem early enough it can be repaired by using the bracket reinforcement kit.
Check latches is also a common failure which displays on the Saab Information Display (SID) Generally, this failure is due to problems with the micro-switch located in the latches that secure the convertible top when up.
Another issue with the convertible tops has been the control module that controls the top electronically. The major problem with this is device is that it looses the ability to communicate with the Saab tech 2 tools. This problem appears to have been solved in the newest versions of the ECM.
This TSB covers the known issues with NG 900 vert tops. There are numerous others for the 9-3 tops.

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this is a problem with the motor mechanism this can b fixed for about £150 including parts and labour i have done this repair to many of these cars for more info please contact me on john200uk@hotmail.com

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