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Classic Saab 9000: Recommended Service Schedule (1) 2

All 4 cylinder models 1985 to 1995 (UK - C to N registration)

These are the minimum maintenance intervals recommended by the manufacturer for vehicles driven daily. lf you wish to keep your vehicle in peak condition at all times, you may wish to perform some of these procedures more often.

lf the vehicle is driven in dusty areas, used to tow a trailer, or driven frequently at slow speeds (idling in traffic) or on short journeys, more frequent maintenance intervals are recommended.

Every 250 miles (400 km) or weekly
Check the engine oil level
Check the engine coolant level
Check the brake fluid level
Check the screen washer fluid level
Visually examine the tyres for tread depth, and wear
Check and if necessary adjust the tyre pressures
Check and if necessary top-up the battery electrolyte level - where applicable
Check the operation of the horn, all lights, and the wipers and washers
At first 6000 miles (10,000 km) or 12 months — whichever comes sooner
Change the engine oil and filter
Check and if necessary adjust the coolant antifreeze concentration
Steering and suspension check
Check and if necessary adjust the front wheel alignment
Check and if necessary top-up the power steering fluid level
Check the Fraction Control System (TCS)
Check the seat belts for operation and damage
Visually check the airbag system
Lubricate all hinges and locks
Clean the battery terminals
Check the headlight and foglight beam alignment
Road test
Every 12 000 miles (20 000 km) or 12 months — whichever comes sooner
Change the engine oil and filter
Check the crankcase ventilation system
Check all hoses
Check and if necessary adjust the coolant antifreeze concentration
Check and if necessary adjust the auxiliary drivebelt tension
Check the air conditioning refrigerant
Renew the ventilation air filter (after first renewal, every 24 000 miles)
Check and if necessary top-up the power steering fluid level
Check the exhaust system
Renew the spark plugs (leaded petrol models only)
Check and if necessary top-up the manual transmission oil level
Check and if necessary top-up the automatic transmission fluid level
Check the driveshaft rubber gaiters
Check the front and rear brake pads and discs
Check all brake lines and flexible hoses
Check the suspension and shock absorbers
Visually check the airbag system
lubricate all hinges and locks
Check the seat belts for operation and damage
Clean the battery terminals
Check the headlight and foglight beam alignment
Road test
Every 24 000 miles (40 000 km) or 2 years — whichever comes sooner
In addition to all the items listed in the previous section, carry out the following:
Renew the air cleaner filter element
Renew the spark plugs (unleaded petrol models only)
Change the automatic transmission fluid and filter
Check and if necessary adjust the front wheel alignment
Every 48 000 miles (80 000 km) or 3 years — whichever comes sooner
Renew the coolant/antifreeze
Every 96 000 miles (160 000 km)
Renew the fuel tilter

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