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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I got my 6 speed 9-3 '07 a few months ago and learned stick on it. I have noticed that sometimes it is difficult to slide the gear selector into first and second, perhaps more than when I first got the car (though I'm not sure). It sometimes takes a weird amount of force before it pops into...
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, So I recently got a 2008 SAAB 9-5 with a 5 speed manual. I've been having issues with my gearbox, reverse doesn't like to go in smoothly. This is even after shifting into first before hand, or second before and I am in no way rough with the transmission. I try my best to be careful...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So this issue has plagued me for a bit and I've swapped my trans fluid 4 times. (Flush +1 more fluid swap a few months later) 04 9-3 Aero. Has anyone found that their car is in the 'wrong' gear? I'll drive along the highway and if I have to slow down and speed up again (doesn't always...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, Since yesterday my 2006 Saab 9-3 Arc Convertible (automatic, 85,000 miles) is suddenly having troubles with finding gears. Once I put it in Drive (or Reverse) and press the accelerator, the engine makes revs but does not find the gear. Sometimes, when I wait and let the car just idle...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    Short version: Quick and cheap fix: $3 Window Roller Long version: Recently my gear shift lever, once out of park, would flop with no resistance and no detents. Turns out it was disconnected at the transmission in the engine compartment. At that end of the cable is a hard plastic "extended...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    My saab 9-5 3.0t won't let me put it into park gear. The shifter clicks when it get's to the park position, but the actual gear remains in reverse. I've had to use my emergency break for the past week. I replaced the transmission fluid a few days ago and now sometimes it parks now but most of...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Over the last couple days my 900SE Turbo started doing something weird. First off, it's a manual, so when I'm accelerating, like normal I go clutch-in/foot off gas, but when I do that the engine keeps revving even with my foot off the gas before dying down. Some times or more obvious than...
  8. C900 Workshop
    Been wondering if there is any kind of pattern to gearbox failures. We know that fluid temp and case flex/stretch will cause a failure, but I want to get a little more specific. Please answer the following only if you or someone you know has had a catastrophic gearbox failure: What gear were...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    Okay, this is my first time posting but I should have joined along time ago. Here's a little background story: About a month ago I fixed the blower motor so I could get heat (just needed a cleaning and new brushes) and about two weeks ago I also got a new battery. The car starts fine until about...
  10. Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I'm a proud owner of a new (to me) 2009 9-7X 4.2i. Got a great deal (due to accident on the carfax...crossing my fingers) - 14,650 (40.8K miles). My mechanic said that the collision repair job looked great, and he had no concerns. Good title. Question - each time I've driven the vehicle when...
  11. C900 Workshop
    Hello... I've just bought a 900, after wanting one for ages, so quite happy. However, a few things I'd like a bit of a heads up on... One, Should the Auto gearstick be illuminated when the headlamps are on? It's hard to see what gear your in at night as it doesn't say on the dash either...
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