Remove Air Filter.
Loosen the bolts securing the crankshaft pulley. Remove the load from the
belt tensioner by turning the belt tensioner pulley locking bolt forward in the
car using a 15 mm wrench. Remove the belt from the coolant pump pulley and
slowly release the belt tensioner.
Remove the belt tensioner and remove the steering pump pulley
Remove the water pump pulley use the engine bracket to pry against.
Remove the timing cover and Remove the right-hand front wheel and the cover
in the wheel housing.
Remove the crankshaft pulley (undo the six bolts but do not remove the
Place the engine top dead center and Zero the engine. The markings on the
camshaft sprockets and timing cover should be in alignment as also should the
marking on the crankshaft. Use locking tools 83 95 006 and KM-800-2 for the
camshaft sprockets and locking tool KM-800-10 for the crankshaft (These tools
can be purchased from Saab (18774177222) or from Baum Tools).
Before removing the toothed belt mark its direction of rotation . To
facilitate refitting the belt can be marked at both the camshaft marking and the
Fit the toothed belt according to the marked direction of rotation. Use
setting tool 83 95 006 to keep the belt in place and adjust the tensioning
roller loosely by hand to prevent the belt from jumping off. Adjust
counterclockwise. Fit a section of the toothed belt and fit tool 83 93 985 to
measure the belt tension. Loosely tighten the centre bolts of the adjusting
rollers. Adjust the lower adjusting roller counter clockwise to a belt tension
of 275-300 Nm. Turning torque 30 lb.ft ft ******The adjustment of the belt
tension is for preparation ONLY and must not be used as a check when the belt
adjusted for the final time!
Turn the engine over two revolutions until just before the zero mark and
place the locking tool on the crankshaft. Carefully turn the crankshaft in the
direction of engine rotation until the arm rests against the coolant pump's
flange and then tighten the arm. Fit setting tool 8395006 and check that the
markings on the camshaft sprockets are aligned with the markings in the tool.
********Check that the A marking is approximately 2mm above B marking. If the
distance is less readjustment is necessary.
Fit the crankshaft pulley and Tighten to a torque of 15 foot lbs.
Reinstall the inner wheel cover and front right wheel.
Reinstall Timing Cover.
Reinstall the water pump pulley use the engine bracket for leverage.
Reinstall the power steering pulley and tighten to 6 foot lbs.
Reinstall the belt tensioner and tighten to 30 foot lbs.
Remove the belt tensioner load/pressure by turning the belt tensioner pulley
locking bolt forwards in the car using a 15 mm wrench. Install the belt on the
coolant pump pulley. Carefully release the belt tensioner.
Reinstall the Air Cleaner and hoses that accompany
Release the belt tension and remove the toothed belt.