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Does anyone have a link to write up so i can try this on my own? also does anyone know a rought retail price in USD or CDN of the upper arm?


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There are 2 engine mounts, 1 transmission mount, and a torque rod for the tranny.
Which do you want to replace?
Which transmission do you have?
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There are 2 engine mounts, 1 transmission mount, and a torque rod for the tranny.
Which do you want to replace?
Which transmission do you have?
Well basicly the car is making a clunk noise when gas is applied at a high rate so i already replaced the bottom torque mount with the GS blue mount and i replaced the tranny mount under the battery with an OEM mount so i have 2 engine mounts left the top and the rear one..
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How many km's on the car?

I've seen a lot of 9-5's go through the shop, some really high mileage ones and while I keep both of those mounts on the shelf, I can't recall ever having replaced any.
I will be happy to get you some Canadian pricing tomorrow.
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How many km's on the car?

I've seen a lot of 9-5's go through the shop, some really high mileage ones and while I keep both of those mounts on the shelf, I can't recall ever having replaced any.
I will be happy to get you some Canadian pricing tomorrow.
159,000 now yeah one of them went if you could get me the price of the upper and lower one if you guys do cash that would also be great.
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i would be most likley willing to buy the top one right away if the price is lower then the dealers.. because im located in the GTA
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I too need to replace my engine mounts. I have over 145,000 miles on my 1999 9-5. Can anyone advise how many mounts there are and where is the best place to buy them? Also, any DIY diagrams out there? I am not doing it myself but my indy isnt too familiar with Saabs so I just want to be prepared just in case. Thanks.
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I took my 9-5 in a few months back for an acceleration issue, and it turned out that the lower mount had gone bad which took the intercooler hose with it. I could tell there was a bad mount because when you accelerated, the car would clunk. They replaced the hose and mount and everything is all better. I had 148k on mine when they the work. I would suggest doing it yourself as the mount was extremely expensive and so was work.
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Default Potentially 5 mounts on the 1999 cars

The 2000 and later have 4 engine mounts:
  1. Hydraulic mount under the large aluminum yoke
  2. Rubber-in-shear mount under the battery tray
  3. Tourque rod mount between trannsmisison and front cross frame
  4. Hydraulic mount on the back side of the engine, close to the firewall
The 1998 and maybe 1999 cars had a 5th mount, an additional torque rod between the tranny and the rear cross frame of the engine cradle. This mount was later discovered to serve no real purpose and was eliminated, although portions of the mounting bracket are still present on some pre-2002 cars.

See attached link for parts list and diagram of mounts, courtesy of www.eEuroparts.com

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartsResults.aspx

Replacing mounts #1 thru #3 is easy, #4 is a bear and few have replaced this one. Since #5 is unnecessary, why bother with it?

I did #1 thru #3 only on my 2000. My torque rod was attached to the front cross member with a long thru bolt torqued to 80 ft-lbs. This required purchase of a long profile 18mm wrench to break it free as there is no room for a breaker bar.
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I took my 9-5 in a few months back for an acceleration issue, and it turned out that the lower mount had gone bad which took the intercooler hose with it. I could tell there was a bad mount because when you accelerated, the car would clunk. They replaced the hose and mount and everything is all better. I had 148k on mine when they the work. I would suggest doing it yourself as the mount was extremely expensive and so was work.
Yeah im thinking that im having the same issue as you it might be the lower one im going to get it looked at because it clunks like crazy every time i put the gas on and it feels like i lost power...
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The 2000 and later have 4 engine mounts:
  1. Hydraulic mount under the large aluminum yoke
  2. Rubber-in-shear mount under the battery tray
  3. Tourque rod mount between trannsmisison and front cross frame
  4. Hydraulic mount on the back side of the engine, close to the firewall
The 1998 and maybe 1999 cars had a 5th mount, an additional torque rod between the tranny and the rear cross frame of the engine cradle. This mount was later discovered to serve no real purpose and was eliminated, although portions of the mounting bracket are still present on some pre-2002 cars.

See attached link for parts list and diagram of mounts, courtesy of www.eEuroparts.com

http://www.eeuroparts.com/Main/PartsResults.aspx

Replacing mounts #1 thru #3 is easy, #4 is a bear and few have replaced this one. Since #5 is unnecessary, why bother with it?

I did #1 thru #3 only on my 2000. My torque rod was attached to the front cross member with a long thru bolt torqued to 80 ft-lbs. This required purchase of a long profile 18mm wrench to break it free as there is no room for a breaker bar.
I'm pretty sure the rear mount is not hydraulic.
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Yeah im going to speak to a few machnics and try and get the part, is the bottom one hard to change i usualy like to DIY but if this invloves getting the car up high and in this temperatue i rather pay to have it done.
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Yeah im going to speak to a few machnics and try and get the part, is the bottom one hard to change i usualy like to DIY but if this invloves getting the car up high and in this temperatue i rather pay to have it done.
I did all the mounts in my garage and found it easy. The left and right mounts are a snap, you just need a jack to hold the engine up while you replace them. The torque rods underneath take about 5 minutes each from the bottom (I replaced both, if only to reduce wear and tear on the front mount). The rear one took the longest but it wasn't all too complicated to do through the top of the engine when the car was on the ground... maybe spent an hour or two on it. I think it only took me about 4 hours to do every last mount.

I lubricated all the accessible screws with penetrating fluid several times before I took it apart, so it was pretty easy.
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I'm pretty sure the rear mount is not hydraulic.


Looks very similar to the right upper hydraulic mount to me, without the can of course. But I could be wrong. The limiter strap makes me believe this is not a solid block of rubber.

Does anyone know if this mount contains oil also?
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Okay i found out it was the upper engine mount that was toast, thanks to SaabScott and Aktive motors Christian ( owner ) pressed the brake and the gas at the same time relasing the clutch slowly and all i saw the the right side of the engine elevate a good 3 inches above where the mount was suppose to stop. That solves the issue of hearing a clunk during acceleraton and shifting, i got the part and i am going to put it in on saturday.

Thanks agian.
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Okay i installed it the car feels like new. the clunk is gone.
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ive been to active motors, pretty good place; but too far
all the way in mississauga;

how much did it cost you ?
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ive been to active motors, pretty good place; but too far
all the way in mississauga;

how much did it cost you ?
Yeah it broders oakville and mississauga, i payed 200 for the part i tryed to do it myself but i broke two sockets so i went to them to do it, impact wrenches FTW.
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I did the upper mount on my wife's 95 Aero yesterday. It was so easy, I don't know why I have been putting it off.

I swear it too 20 minutes. Air impact wrench helps a lot. Just put a jack unde the engine near the oil drain. Big improvement too.
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Have a look at the thread below on all four mounts replacement.

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/sh...t=engine+mount
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