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Old 24th August 2003
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Default Where can i find a new engine for my 1989 SAAB 9000?

I have a 1989 SAAB 9000, and need a new engine for it......I need to know where I can find one and how much it would be...also, if i wanted one with transmission mounted...how much would that cost? I live in Virginia. If anyone could shed some light on this issue for me, I'd greatly appreciate it...thanks in advanced.

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Old 24th August 2003
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Junk Yard We can get the engines for less then $50 sometimes and the trannys for $35. U-Pull-its are great!
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Old 30th August 2003
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I find it hard to believe you’d fine a good motor for $50.00 now a days but you never know. Most 16V turbo 9000 motors go for anywhere from $250 up. I would recommend finding a motor with a little history instead of a history a junk yard might make up in order to convince you to buy their motor. Another thing to consider is when you do find a motor and while it’s out maybe resealing it before you install it, this would give you a good idea of the actual miles and condition by what you find inside. If resealing it isn’t within your mechanical abilities then spend a few extra dollars and buy one you heard running…. Also talk to the seller.. you might get a better feeling when the person tells you about the motor and why he/she is selling it.
Why (may I ask) do you need a motor? Is the one you have now not repairable?
The motors that will fit your car are 1986 (minor changes) all the way to early 1991.. but I would look for a 88-91 2.0L motor without upper oiling tubes, these motors are better in the long run because Saab changed the upper oiling design.
Another thing to keep in the back of your head is to find out how long the motor has been sitting idle or not running, Saab motors don’t like to sit and when you start it for the first time will make some ticking noises.
A motor with a tranny still connected will command more money then just a motor…
I have seen Saab 9000 trannys go for anywhere from $200 up and good automatic ones go for much much more….
Good luck, I will watch this post to see how you make out.
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