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Universal joint for the soft top sheared . Managed to find second hand one just need to know how to fit it. SAAB dealer wanted over £500. 2002 93SE Cabriolet

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TSB 811-2160 will walk you through replacing the shear pin (and therefore also applies to replacement of the u-joint itself).

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