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  1. C900 Workshop
    Hi, I’m working on my 89 900 NA, this car does not have 1st, 2nd. I does have 3rd, 4th, and reverse. Maybe has 5th… either way I posted about this a while ago and let the car sit in the field. Now I’m back to the project and by the way, it shifted smooth in all gears until the problem...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello fellow Saab DYIs Well we don't have a lot of choices do we! My problem is a disintegrated bushing between the transmission end of the shifting cable. It is a ball and socket connection that actuates the lever on the Trans from the shifter, ie : connects the tranny to the shifter via...
  3. C900 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    A friend of mine has successfully engineered and tested a fully metal short throw shifter on two 900's now. The short throw shifter is stock height but shorter throw for more precise gear changes. The main thing is that the gear level DOES NOT ROTATE as some short throw shifters for the og 900...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Saw a previous thread on this that no one commented on. Has anyone installed this? The genuinesaab one looks more affordable but unsure if I want to deal with the modification necessary.
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So my sister has an 05 9-3 automatic, and the other day the little white peice popped off and left her stranded at work. Was able to rig it to get it back home, but it keeps popping off. For the life of me I cant find a part that looks like it or even a name for it. Anyone that has more...
  6. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My wife's Saab has an issue from when she got it. The shifter will go into "M" mode, but it still displays D on the dash and it drives like it's in D. Don't matter if i push to shift up or down there's no 1,2,3,4,5 at all displaying nor engaging. Eventually she'll get a manual car. Everything...
  7. C900 Workshop
    Hi all ? Brand new to the forum as I just bought my very first Saab ever this morning. It’s a 1989 900 turbo spg hatchback 5speed two door. First order of business on this car is getting it to go into fist and second gear. 3rd 4th 5th and revers all engage, no problem. No grinding or anything...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I recently bought a 2006 9-3 aero (auto w/manual paddles), and I have a couple small quirks I'd like to work out. The first is when I'm shifting, lets say park to drive. Whenever I move the shifter there is this plastic-y squeak that comes from the base of the shifter. Does it just need...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All, I am about to install new style shifter linkage on SAAB 900 V6 1995 manual. Platonoff has fairly detailed instructions on how to do it. http://photo.platonoff.com/Auto/20050808.Saab_NG900_New_Style_Shifter_Linkage/ but his case is inline 4 and I have v6. I am curious if it is still...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2002 Saab 9-3 2.0 Hatchback SE Hey all, my car is an automatic transmission. Today I went to go to work, car starts up fine, but my gear selector is stuck in park and the button on the actual shifter is locked as well. Will not budge. I have checked the brake switch and the brake lights are...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I posted a couple days ago about all of a sudden not being able to physically shift my car into park. I tried pushing the yellow tab underneath the small rubber mat in front of the shifter and was still unable to shift into park. I went on to the next recommendation of either replacing or...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Does anyone know where I can source the bolt or an equivalent that secures the neutral safety switch in place?
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey everyone, I was taking a closer look at the Neutral Safety Switch yesterday by taking out the battery and battery tray. What I found was surprising! :o Somehow, this whole time, the shifter cable has been just barely engaging with the arm of the switch, even though they are not connected...
  14. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hello fellow Saab folks, i have been experiencing difficulty shifting for some time. it does go into each gear but it feels rubbery. i had been having this problem for and then recently replaced the ignition switch (thanks for the help saabcentral). part of the job involved removing the shift...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I changed out the manual gear box oil in my 01 9-3 vert over the weekend. One of the issues that I read was that there isn't enough clearance in order to get a regular 8mm hex key into the space to open the drain valve. I did some research beforehand and found these short end "stubby" hex keys...
  16. C900 Workshop
    Was trying to pry the shifter ball off the top of the shift rod and ended up putting too much torque on the rod itself and something snapped underneath. Now the rod itself has play and can twist around. If I keep it in one place I can still shift fine but when it rotates, it won't shift...
  17. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've been eyeballing the taliaferro short shift kit and it started to make me think, would it be possible to (in addition to shortening the throw with the ss kit) shorten the height and fit an aftermarket knob? Of course I would sew a new boot to fit the shortened shifter. The main thing...
  18. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all. I've actually been on this site for a long time learning how to fix all the various sundry things that have broken on my '96 900 SE vert. A much belated thanks to all for your advice, knowledge, and help. I've got a new problem now, one that I'm sure someone has already figured out...
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just bought these shifter bushings for my '00 9-3 SE, to tighten up the shifter. I have done quite a bit of DIY with my car, so I figured I could do it. But I can't find anywhere online or on the car where these things go! Do they go on the actual shifter in the console, and I have to tear the...
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    After getting work done on my ignition switch I noticed that the knob is now broken/not in as good of shape as it was before I dropped it off at the shop. I am looking to replace the knob. Does anyone know a website where I can find new knobs and or boots. I am looking for a more modern look...
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