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    Transmission type, manufacture date and serial numbers - Saab 9-5

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    The automatic transmission in the Saab 9-5 from MY 02, has the designation FA 57.

    The type designation of an automatic transmission consists of 3 groups of characters as shown below:

    FA57 C01 01CV00101

    The three groups of characters signify different information about the transmission, as shown in the following breakdown.

    First group FA57:

    F Front-wheel drive
    A Type of gearbox
    A=Automatic transmission
    M=Manual gearbox
    5 Number of forward gears
    7 Overall ratio, top gear (code, see table below)

    Code 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Gear ratio 3.2 3.1 3.0 2.9 2.8 2.7 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.3

    Second group C 01:

    First character
    C Automatic transmission adapted to different engine variants.
    B Manual gearbox adapted to different engine variants.

    Second/ 01 Development version

    Third group 01CV00101:

    Automatic transmissions have a 9-character designation.

    01=manufactured in 2001
    C=month of manufacture as follows:

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
    A B C D E F G H J K L M

    V=transmission type (V: FA 57)
    00101=serial number per month

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    Hello!
    Not sure if someone still read this topic, but what I understand that "C" means - Automatic transmission adapted to different engine variants. But than what means "A"??? I have 2003 saab 9-5 aero with FA57C02 transmission and because of accident (fedex truck hit my car on the street parking) I have to replace the transmission. So I found one FA57A08. Some people say that the differences are gear rotation, other people that is the year build. Any one can help me? I need to make sure that transmission will fit on my car. The transmission is coming from 2004 saab 9-5 arc/liner

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    C-transmissions can handle higher torque and are installed in Aero-models. A-transmissions are the standard transmissions you will find in the low-torque models.
    FA57C01 was introdused in 2002 Aeromodels, and was soon replaced with C03 which had a better valvehousing. In 2003 came the FA57C02 with paddles on the steeringwheel, also replaced with C04 with a better valvehousing.
    In your case you have to find a FA57C02 or even better, a FA57C04 transmission for your car. An A-transmission in your car will not last so long, depending on your driving habits, of course

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    9-5 hot AERO '03
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    Quote Originally Posted by og900turbo View Post
    C-transmissions can handle higher torque and are installed in Aero-models. A-transmissions are the standard transmissions you will find in the low-torque models.
    FA57C01 was introdused in 2002 Aeromodels, and was soon replaced with C03 which had a better valvehousing. In 2003 came the FA57C02 with paddles on the steeringwheel, also replaced with C04 with a better valvehousing.
    In your case you have to find a FA57C02 or even better, a FA57C04 transmission for your car. An A-transmission in your car will not last so long, depending on your driving habits, of course
    Sounds like true. Anyone replace FA57C02 by FA57C04. Is any mechanical fitting issue or software problems? I would like to put FA57C04 in together with matching TCM to avoid problems bit dont know what ECU reaction for different TCM will be?

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