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Classic Saab 900: 1985-1993 16v Recommended Service Schedule

Every 7,500 miles (1985 - 1991) - Every 10,000 miles (1992 and later)

Engine maintenance :
Change Oil and Filter
Check engine coolant level and add as required. Inspect coolant hoses and hose clamps. Check coolant freezing point.
Check engine drivebelt (V-belt) tension and condition.
Inspect exhaust system.
Inspect fuel system components, fuel lines and vacuum hoses.
Electrical system maintenance :
Check battery terminal connections and electrolyte level. Clean terminals if necessary.
Check for proper function of exterior and interior lights.
Transmission maintenance :
Check manual transmission oil level and add as required.
Check automatic transmission fluid level and add as required.
Check automatic transmission final drive oil level and add as required.
Inspect rubber boots for inner and outer drive axle joints.
Chassis maintenance :
Inspect brake system for damaged hoses and lines, leaks or damage.
Check brake pad wear (wheels removed)
Check brake and clutch fluid level and add as required.
Check parking brake operation.
Check power steering fluid level and add as required.
Check windshield washer fluid level and add as required.
Check shock absorber bushings and shock function.
Inspect rubber boots for ball joints, tie rod ends, and steering rack.
Check tyre pressures.
Rotate tyres and inspect for uneven wear.
Check front wheel toe in alignment (1985 - 1991 models only)
Body maintenance :
Check operation of doors. Lubricate door hinges, stops and locks.
Road test:
Check engine, transmission, clutch, steering and brake performance. Check cruise control control and ventilation system. Check for any noises (brake squeal, rattle etc.)

 

Major Service (every 30,000 miles)

Engine maintenance :
Change Oil and Filter
Flush and replace engine coolant ( maximum 2 year intervals )
Inspect coolant hoses and hose clamps.
Check engine drivebelt (V-belt) tension and condition.
Replace distributor cap and rotor.
Replace and gap spark plugs.
Inspect and check resistance of spark plug wires (HT leads)
Check and adjust ignition timing ( all except models with crankshaft mounted EZK Ignition Hall Sender )
Check and adjust idle speed ( cars with LH 2.2 Fuel injection only )
Check turbo overpressure safety switch ( 1985-1988 Turbo models only )
Replace oxygen sensor ( cars with LH 2.2 Fuel injection only,+ catalytic converter only )
Inspect crankcase ventilation system.
Inspect Evaporative Loss Control Device (ECLD) system
Replace charcoal canister ( 1985-1990 models )
Replace air filter element
Inspect fuel system components, fuel lines and vacuum hoses.
Lubricate accelerator and throttle linkage
Replace fuel filter
Inspect exhaust system.
Electrical system maintenance :
Check battery terminal connections and electrolyte level. Clean terminals if necessary.
Check for proper function of exterior and interior lights.
Check headlight aim
Transmission maintenance :
Check manual transmission oil level and add as required.
Drain and refill automatic transmission fluid. Remove front pan and clean transmission filter.
Check automatic transmission final drive oil level and add as required.
Inspect rubber boots for inner and outer drive axle joints.
Chassis maintenance :
Inspect brake system for damaged hoses and lines, leaks or damage.
Check brake pad wear (wheels removed)
Replace brake fluid and flush and bleed brake system.
Check parking brake operation.
Check power steering fluid level and add as required.
Check windshield washer fluid level and add as required.
Check shock absorber bushings and shock function.
Inspect rubber boots for ball joints, tie rod ends, and steering rack.
Check tyre pressures.
Rotate tyres and inspect for uneven wear.
Check front wheel alignment ( camber, caster, toe-in )
Body maintenance :
Check operation of doors. Lubricate door hinges, stops and locks.
Check and lubricate convertible top latches.
Road test:
Check engine, transmission, clutch, steering and brake performance. Check function of instruments, controls, horn, windshield wipers, cruise control control and ventilation system. Check for any noises (brake squeal, rattle etc.)

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