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  1. Transmission Flush: Dealer may have put wrong fluid back in my car.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, I was looking over some receipts from the dealership that the previous owner of my car left in the glove box of various repairs and maintenance items that he had done on the car since he bought it new. I can see that he had a transmission flush done on the car at 60,000 miles back in...
  2. help!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Has anyone saved (or killed) a Saab transmission by changing the fluid? just bought a 2002 9-3 auto hatch with 120k. It had been sitting for about a year i think. Took a mechanic with me, he oked it which now seems like a joke. Drove it home -about 30 miles- with no issues, no codes. Next day...
  3. Automatic transmission oil

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a EU registered (first registration in 2004) Saab Vector, 9.5 Turbo (petrol, 1985cc, 4 cylinder), automatic transmission. Can anybody tell me at what intervals the transmission oil should be changed? It seems it was never done and it has now 68.000 KM(±43.000 Miles) on the clock. And...
  4. Determining level on transmission change

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    I am trying to change the transmission oil on 08 9-3, six speed manual. I can find an 8mm hex on the bottom that looks like the drain, and an 8mm on top that looks like the fill. I can't find a side port for determining level. Does this sound correct for this gearbox? I don't want to start until...
  5. A Lovely New Transmission Leak

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all, this is my first post on Saab Central. I adore my 2006 9-3 2.0t, and I want to be an active member of this community. I'm hoping to give back as much as I can in exchange for your thoughts on my current issue. It appears a leak has sprung up on my transmission. It looks like it's...
  6. 07 sportcombi trans fluid change

    9-5 Workshop
    I've read all the blogs, looked at all the images, but I still can't seem to locate the trans fill cap with 30 16 516 torx sleeve or anything that resembles a fill tube. Am I just dense or did Saab elimate access by 2007?
  7. Saab 9-3 6 speed manual transmission flush DIY

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Copy and pasting most of this from Dustin, but adding some while also taking out some unnecessary things. But, I was agitated from not finding much from google/forum search, so here we go, please sticky. This is for the 2003+ Saab 9-3 6 speed F40 Manual Transmission Flush. Replacing the fluid...
  8. BG Syncroshift Transmission Oil

    C900 Workshop
    Not much on the forum on this oil. People talk of Amsoil and MTL but little to no info on this, but its been recommended. Who runs it? Any feedback?
  9. Help on a 2000 9-3 SE (Auto)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all! I bought this Saab over the summer to replace a Cougar with possible transmission issues, and seem to have gotten a little more than I bargained for. My radiator blew while idling in traffic, and I replaced it myself (little to no mechanical experience prior). I found, to my...
  10. Stump the chump: transmission fluid flowing out of dipstick

    9-5 Workshop
    Some time after my wife had a leaky gasket replaced on the engine, for which the dealer charged her dearly, we started getting a bizarre problem (which might be unrelated): If you remove the dipstick on the transmission fluid after the car is warmed up, transmission fluid will start flowing out...
  11. Gearbox Malfunction. Limimted Performance P1804 @ 90k miles - TransmissionFlush Maybe

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I recently changed my battery as the old one was completely dead. As soon as I plugged in my new one, I get the error: "Gearbox Malfunction. Limited Performance" and when I connect my OBD-II it reads error code P1804. When I took it to the dealer, the error was gone. My 2003 93 2.0t has...
  12. Transmission Fluid Leak

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, great forum you have going on here! I have a new fluid leak under the car on the driver's side behind the wheel. It seems to be coming from the CV joint seal (or is the term "drive axle seal"). Has anyone had this seal replaced? What can I expect in terms of labour cost? If this fluid...
  13. Transmission Problems

    9000 Workshop
    I have a 1996 9000 CS and lately it has been sluggish and getting pathetic gas mileage (22 MPG!!) I checked the transmission fluid and it turns out it is a dark brownish color. I plan on changing the fluid and the filter but I was wondering if that would solve the problem or if the new fluid is...
  14. 3309/Dexron III/Valvoline Maxlife????

    9-5 Workshop
    I need a trans flush (or fluid change) on my 03 liner (AW55-50SN) with 85K miles. I know Saab recommends 3309 or whatever, but I live in a small town where european imports are rare and knowledge of them is even more rare! one shop told me Dexron III. Another shop told me 99-01 was Dexron III...
  15. Huge repair list, which can I do myself?

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm not auto mechanic and far from it, but I can purchase a Jack and some mounts and a couple tools because I have recently found out that my engine bay is riddled with problems that I'd like to fix while saving some $$. I got a free inspection from a Saab repair shop and the list goes: -PCV...