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  1. Issues With Shifter Linkage

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Kind of new here, hope I'm posting in the right section. About six months ago, my 9-3 2.0t from 2007 had the shifter cable disconnect from the transmission. I examined the part and after some research found that the bushing connecting the two components was missing. I went online and didn't...
  2. Help! Manual Trans Shift Linkage Seized. Won't move at all.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So just a quick header: A: I know this is an Opel Forum, but it's a similar platform and you folks have been an invaluable wealth of info so far, so here goes. B: I recently made the mistake of hiring a cut rate guy off craigslist to replace the clutch. When he reassembled everything, he didn't...
  3. Uh Oh...

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 with a manual transmission and am currently doing a clutch job. A mechanic friend of mine un-hooked the shift linkage before the car could be locked into gear in both the shifter head (in the cab) and the transmission. We negligently removed and replaced the transmission...
  4. Clutch pedal firm, tranny won't grab

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all. I just picked up a '99 9-3 5-door on the cheap because the owner couldn't get it to move. I'd like to fix that. The clutch pedal feels as solid as I'd expect it to (I've never been in one of these cars before). However there is zero engagement between the engine and transmission in...
  5. shake and rattle during shift?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The car is a 2004 Linear 2.0t automatic. It's the gf's car and she told me that it seemed to be shifting weird and the car would shake. So I took it out for a little drive and I can't figure out what it could be. It doesn't do it all the time, but sometimes when the car shifts, it feels like the...
  6. Won't downshift from 3rd to 2nd?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The viggen wont downshift from 3rd gear into 2nd... for the past couple days, i have been shifting into first, keeping the clutch in, and then putting her into second in order to downshift. I am thinking that theres a problem with the linkage. any suggestions?
  7. Wanted: Updated shift linkage

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    hey i have a 1994 900 se with the old style shift linkage and i want upgrade to the newer style ng900/og93 linkage. Pm me or email me @ [email protected] with your price and pixs, Thanks
  8. Please help me please

    9-5 Workshop
    Ok so my 99 Saab 95, automatic 2.3L has been off the road for the better part of two years. I just needed to get a new battery because the other one was dead. I went to WalMart and the guy couldnt find the right battery on his list, then from somewhere he found that I needed a Maxx 48 I brought...
  9. TWM Short Shifter and Bushings Install Walkthrough [PICS]

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    After 3 months of being fed up with the awkward, vague and notchy stock shifter, I decided it was time for a change. After researching the both GS Short Shift Kit and the TWM Short Shift Kit I decided I would take the plunge for the TWM, considering it reduced both height and throw, noticably...
  10. Auto shifting pattern after tuning

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi, I have a question on tuning. I very much like to rely on the torque factor rather than power when driving. (I dislike the downshifting when increasing throttle while already accellerating inside or near max torque rpm range.) Before I go to BSR (Stage E85+Sport flow) with my '03 2,3t auto...
  11. 99 9-3 manual wont go into gear

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    i have a 1999 9-3 with 180000 miles on it. i tried to drive yesterday and my car will not shift into any gear. i recently replaced the clutch and slave/throwout and everything was working fine. when my car is off and i try to move the shifter left or right it makes a noise like it is catching...
  12. From STA to transmission lock and beyond

    9-5 Workshop
    Friends, I had been frustrated by the Service Theft Alarm (STA) on the SID of my 2001 9-5 wagon. I went and removed the unit and sealed the electrical connection end as recommend in another post so that I could come back and work on it when I had the correct solder points for the new...