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  1. #1

    Join Date
    03 Jun 2014
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    Seattle
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    Saab(s)
    '91 9000t
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    Will not shift into 5th

    [FONT=verdana]I am looking seriously at a 1991 9000 turbo that will not shift into 5th. It feels as though the linkage is not lined up correctly. The car shift into 1-4 just fine, not completely perfectly but it does have 200k on it. When attempting to shift into 5th all that I get is a grinding feel and noise. My thoughts were either the Syncro is bad, which seems weird because 5th is the least used gear or the linkage is just misaligned. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]The shit lever it self is turned to the right so that the picture looks more like this:[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]1 3 5[/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana]/ / /[/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana]2 4 R[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]I attempted to just turn it back to the left but it was fastened tight.[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]What could it be and what will it require on my part?[/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]The guy will take a grand for it. Is it worth that? I am worried that I will end up having to replace a transmission. [/FONT]

    [FONT=verdana]here's the link:[/FONT]
    https://bellingham.craigslist.org/cto/4487914723.html



    [FONT=verdana]Cheers,[/FONT]
    [FONT=verdana]Levi[/FONT]

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  2. #2
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    25 May 2014
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    Arlington VA
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    Saab(s)
    1995 900s conv non-turbo
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    Does it go into Reverse?

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  3. #3

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    Saab(s)
    '91 9000t
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    Yes, without problem.

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  4. #4
    Saab Nut
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    06 Mar 2011
    Location
    Westport, Pennsylvania, United States
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    Saab(s)
    93 9000 CSE, 85 900T
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    Have a look at the shift coupler. I have had several go bad with similar symptoms.

    7576416 Aftermarket - Shift Coupling - Proparts 61340142 - Free Shipping

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    Last edited by jskrebs; 04 June 2014 at 10:35.

  5. #5

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    Saab(s)
    '91 9000t
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    Where is that part located? How hard is it to replace?

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  6. #6
    Saab Nut
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    Westport, Pennsylvania, United States
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    Saab(s)
    93 9000 CSE, 85 900T
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    Its between the shifter and Transmission. Its easy to change but better accessed from below. I have changed them from the top leaning on he motor and reaching down behind the throttle body but be careful not to drop the nuts. In a pinch I also used some large wire ties one top and one bottom to temporarily secure the 2 halves together. The rubber usually tears away from one side or the other.

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  7. #7
    Saab Nut
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    06 Mar 2011
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    Westport, Pennsylvania, United States
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    Saab(s)
    93 9000 CSE, 85 900T
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    FYI you can see from the top if the unit is bad. Look down behind the motor while someone shifts through the gears. May need a flashlight.

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  8. #8

    Join Date
    03 Jun 2014
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    Saab(s)
    '91 9000t
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    So I decided to purchase the car, hopeful and fairly confident that the issue was going to be a simple fix. I had test driven it about 20 miles on the freeway and attempted to put the car through some driving tests. It seemed to meet my criteria. The next day I met to sign over the title and bill of sale stuff.


    After paying for the car I headed out on the freeway the same direction again to do some errands. Did the errands and on the way home I started not being able to put it into 4th . Then 3rd started to fail. I immediately took to the side roads and limped the car home in 2nd gear. I pulled in the garage and under the car was a nice pool of transmission fluid underneath the car. I must be made of bad luck or something.


    With the car Un-driveable I am trying to contact the seller and work a deal to get my money back.


    The inside is really clean though! Saab for sale $1000 obo lol anyone in Bellingham? A shop quoted me around 1500 to do a transmission replacement, so I am maybe considering that idea.

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    Last edited by LevisJeanz; 07 June 2014 at 20:33.

 

 

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