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Default The beast needs a new transmission. What are my options?

The transmission in my '99 9-3 is singing it's swan song. It's been going downhill for a while and now it's ready to be replaced. From what I can tell I absolutely must get a transmission from a '99. What about the 2000 model year is different that prevents me from using a tranny from one?
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The transmission in my '99 9-3 is singing it's swan song. It's been going downhill for a while and now it's ready to be replaced. From what I can tell I absolutely must get a transmission from a '99. What about the 2000 model year is different that prevents me from using a tranny from one?
Singing a swan song? Does this mean it is whining? Just curious because I have a whiney transmission as well but wasnt planning on replacing anytime soon

Interested to see what the final straw was that convinced you to replace.

Good luck on your installation. Will you be doing this work yourself?
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Well. The diff. bushing is shot, so it leaks oil. It whines, grinds going into 3rd gear, and the most recent development. Popping out of 3rd gear when hitting bumps. The car's got over 200k on it so it's time to go.
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hey staten island pretty close to where i am over in jersey and i happen to have a 01 9-3 with a manual trans just waiting for a new good home PM me if your interested.
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hey staten island pretty close to where i am over in jersey and i happen to have a 01 9-3 with a manual trans just waiting for a new good home PM me if your interested.
Not sure if an '01 trans will work though. That's what I'm trying to figure out.
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i think it should but heres a thread thats related to your issue and if anyone knows for sure its these guys on there
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=129717
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i think it should but heres a thread thats related to your issue and if anyone knows for sure its these guys on there
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=129717
Some good info on there. Thanks!
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I put an 02 9-3 trans in my 95 900, whats not to work about any transmission from 94-03? The easiest thing would be any 98-03 transmission.
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The differences would be minor upgrades, slight gear ratio changes, and the hydraulic clutch...

The manufacturers are forever making changes - sometimes these are improvements...
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