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Old 26th June 2017
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Default 2006 Saab 9-5 shifter cable fix

Recently we noticed when putting both of our 06' Saab's into park there was some shifter play. I did some searching online and someone mentioned using zip ties around the shifter cable end. I also filled up the gaps of the rubber bushing with Liquid nails. It felt good for a few weeks but not great. I was looking for a more permanent solution to fix the cars.

So I remembered we do share some parts with Opel/Vauxhall. When searching around I found this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-Tr...78166398&cust=

So I ordered up two of them give them a try. I had to do a little grinding on the fork part of the bracket so it would fit all the way around where the shifter cable meets the endlink. Other than that it turned out perfect.
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Old 27th June 2017
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Wow, nice job...especially considering the ones I've seen are 10x the price:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saab-9-5-aut...-/142205964057

I'm assuming the repair was easy since you can see the part with the hood open? Any quick walkthrough? I will buy one if this is the thing that permanently fixes the plastic piece that is prone to failure.
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Super easy to do. Here you go:
1. Disconnect battery
2. Remove battery
3. Unclip the small fuse holder from the battery tray
4. Remove battery tray
5. Grind down a 1/4 on each side of the horse shoe shaped bracket and make sure it fits over your shifter link.
6. Slid on the top piece of the shifter endlink cover
7. Screw in both phillips screws to hold the shifter endlink together in one piece
8. Try moving around your shifter to make sure there is no interference
9. Reverse order to put everything back together
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Also this:

https://www.bushingfix.com/saab-9-5-...ng-repair-kit/
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Nice that would definitely work.
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THIS NEEDS TO BE STICKIED - awesome post!
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great solution and designed for the job. Well done
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Install went way easier than I was expecting. I pulled the battery box out for easy access and just swapped the bushings with the help of a flat head screwdriver.
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THIS NEEDS TO BE STICKIED - awesome post!
We have the technology to do this.
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Wanted to say thanks for this one. My OEM one was getting brittle and I didn't want to be stuck somewhere.

Replaced mine with this one...went just as you described in yours. Easy enough.
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When this happened on my '03 I took the shift arm off the tranny, drilled it out on my drill press, tapped it, put in a long bolt, some big fender washers and one of those nuts with the nylon inserts so it won't loosen up. I did the same thing to a Mercury Cougar once and it held up fine. Total cost was under $10
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When this happened on my '03 I took the shift arm off the tranny, drilled it out on my drill press, tapped it, put in a long bolt, some big fender washers and one of those nuts with the nylon inserts so it won't loosen up. I did the same thing to a Mercury Cougar once and it held up fine. Total cost was under $10
You can't do this on this model. Different setup.
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You can't do this on this model. Different setup.
I'd think of something. Drills, taps, dies and a good supplier of metal stock - virtually nothing you can't do. Remember, any excuse to buy a tool is a good excuse. "Um honey, I need to buy a milling machine and a lathe. Okay?"
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I'd think of something. Drills, taps, dies and a good supplier of metal stock - virtually nothing you can't do. Remember, any excuse to buy a tool is a good excuse. "Um honey, I need to buy a milling machine and a lathe. Okay?"
Well, since there’s a part available to do the job for $30, I’d have to say that’s a lot more cost effective than buying a milling machine and a lathe instead!?!
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Well, since there’s a part available to do the job for $30, I’d have to say that’s a lot more cost effective than buying a milling machine and a lathe instead!?!
You are going to get your mancard revoked with statements like that.
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You are going to get your mancard revoked with statements like that.
That's why he's driving a SAAB. Be SMART. If all you're focusing on is your mancard, go buy a Dodge or something.
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I did this a couple years ago on my son's 2002 9-5 Aero. Simple fix really, but the cost was a bit high ($130) from an Ebay seller. Can't complain too much though, cause whoever identified the problem and came up with the solution deserves to be compensated.



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did this one on the '07 lasr fall. It was real easy to install and it made a huge difference. Replaced the jalousie as well. Shifter now @ 110%
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That's why he's driving a SAAB. Be SMART. If all you're focusing on is your mancard, go buy a Dodge or something.
Oh you're no fun!
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