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  1. FM55 Gearbox Whine

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 9-3 aero 2.0T, B207R mated with the 5 speed FM55 gearbox. Tuned for about 360Nm Ever since I got the car over a year ago its had a gear whine in 5th - I just assumed it to be general wear since it had around 140k on the clock when I got it. Recently at 149k miles the whine has suddenly...
  2. Gearbox malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Whenever I start my 2006 Saab 9-3 a message appears on the display that says “Gearbox malfunction limited power contact dealer.” And it will drive but not with full power but the weird part to me is when I put it in reverse it seems to reverse just fine full power. It also shifts through prnd...
  3. New member - gearbox / clutch issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi - I’m Richard, just bought my first Saab (‘97 900S) a week or so ago. First week all good (apart from a few minor and easily-sorted niggles), until ... Engaging and changing gear has got really horrible over the last day of two, particularly pulling away from standstill (forwards or...
  4. Loud knock when power goes to or comes from the wheels

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, I've got a 9-5 Estate Manual 2.2 TiD and it has developed a concerning knock. It normally happens in higher gears but I can make it happen in all gears above 1st. If the car is slowing down and I then accelerate it makes a loud knock when the power goes to the wheels which is louder...
  5. Addressing ATF leak with auto box in 8V turbo sedan

    C900 Workshop
    Might be relocating my 81 8V turbo sedan soon. It's been out of rego and stored in someone's shed since mid-2014 and has been leaking ATF for a while. I never addressed it since my situation required the car to be dropped out of rego when unemployed. I know the engine still runs, but if it's...
  6. Wanted: OG9-3 Gearbox FM55 507

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: John Location - additional details: Local Pickup or Freight to 37207 Means of contact: Reply or PM Price: $neg Transmission Type (auto/manual): Manual Mileage (miles/kms): Low Description: Looking for a low mileage F25 FM55 507 gearbox. If you have a F35 FM55 401 with driveshafts...
  7. Gearbox upgrade 4-speed to 5-speed B205E

    9-5 Workshop
    Has anyone done this and what are possible issues/parts required?
  8. Not a Clue!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, Got a SAAB 9-3 diesel automatic estate Sportswagon registered in 2007. When it comes to cars I know how to open the door, turn the key and drive! I know the basic maintenance checking the oil and water levels are OK etc but anything else it goes straight over my head. I have registered as...
  9. 9-3 auto gearbox issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, firstly let me just say a big thank you to everyone on here for the wealth of knowledge i have already found extremely useful. I recently purchased a 2003 9-3 aero 2.0t with 85k on the clock and an intermittent gearbox fault. Having changed the oil in the box 4 times to get as much old...
  10. Shifter/Transmission Issue?

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    Hoping someone can help with a 2005 9-7x. When I was about to back into the driveway, I shifted from Drive to Reverse. The gear shift would switch positions, but the transmission did not. The display on the dashboard showed that no matter how the gear shift moved, the transmission stayed on D...
  11. To change or not to change, oil is the question.

    C900 Workshop
    Hello all, My '90 900 with 87k miles I bought in August last year has always had a bit of a notchy reluctant feel between first to second. I presumed this was just a Saab 900 thing and as it is my first one. However, I was looking through some of the service history and the gearbox oil was...
  12. Tranny rebuild/refresh

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I would like to rebuild or refresh a gearbox for my '99 9-3 (base) and want it to be a bit beefier than a stock box (or more reliable anyway, to handle the stresses of increased power in the future). I've been searching around but either I suck at searching or there's not a whole lot of easily...
  13. Gearbox Warning Light - RPM Drop, Not in Limp Home Mode

    9-5 Workshop
    '03 Aero Gearbox Warning Light - RPM Drop, Not in Limp Home Mode Hey Guys, As luck would have it, I got all the problems worked out, just to have a new one pop up. While I was driving today the RPMs dropped slightly and the car felt light I drove over a rough patch of road, like rumble strips...
  14. 9-3 Aero, Autobox issues, Malfunction lights on + Top Speed 110(guage) at ~ 6000rpm?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Firstly Hello All, Secondly: I obviously tested the top speed in the title on a private road. So: I have a new to me, Saab 93 Aero convertible, which is very good. I have retrieved Code P0730 and done the obvious checks: I have corrected wiring where the PO had pinned out the shaft...
  15. Wanted: Saab 9000 Manual Transmission

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Jared Location: Harrisburg, PA Means of contact: PM or email ([email protected]) I am looking for a manual transmission for a 97 saab 9000 CSE. Would be willing to pay for shipping or I can pick it up depending on the location.
  16. HELP! Saab Runs and starts but doesn't Move in any gear

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Driving. It Broke Down. Figured it was a CV Joint so I bought a new one. Upon installation That Spindle Gear COG Thing on the inside of the Gearbox where the CV joint would go in was really loose. I put My finger in there to center it and it moved completely out of the way like two inside on...
  17. Funky things happening

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Last night my gf car muffler right behind the cat came off . I drove it up on yo ramps and put the piece back in side .. When I pulled the car off the ramps the. Check engine light and gearbox light were on .. Then I realized that the auto lights were not working and the brights won't stay! I'm...
  18. Transmission Saab 900 2.0T -98

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hey! im welcoming my self and my "new" Saab, to the forum! :) My transmission has collapsed, and no i wonder witch transmissions would fit in my 900, its a 98 so it has hydraulic clutch, so what i understand it cant be from a earlier 900? Must the new transmission come from a turbo motor ? Can...
  19. 4th gear syncro broken, need help.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Sorry if this had already been discussed but i really need help with this... I have a Saab 9-3 2.2 TiD 2002. year, and I have a gearbox problem. It seems that the 4th gear syncron is broken and i really need a replacement part cause the new one is really expensive. The gearbox itself is Saab's...
  20. engine cranks but won't start - help needed

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Sometimes the engine just cranks and cranks before starting 10 minutes later. Sometimes it won't start at all when the weather is really hot, or if car is parked on a hill. warnings that pop up on the SID are gearbox malfunction, and sometimes it says traction control failure. this only...