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Cannot engage reverse gear

I came home from work today and found that I could not engage reverse gear. What can be the problem?

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  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    My Saab 900s stick will not go into reverse, I can get it into the reverse position so that the key will come out but it will not move in this position any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

  • sanderson128 Dec 03, 2008

    Mine is a 1995 900s. The shift lever goes all the way in reverse, but bad noises happen when I release the clutch. I noted that the shaft that the linkage is attached to has about a half an inch more travel possible, which makes it look like the linkage is the problem. Maybe now that winter is hear (Minnesota) I will actually need the reverse.



    Good Luck to all of us.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    The reverse gear does not engage.

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Hi,

To my understanding this is a common problem with Saab 900s. The cure was to replace the existing linkages with an upgraded one. There was even a recall or service bulletin to this effect.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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