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  1. F40 Transmission replacement (Buick Regal Trans)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm writing this up because at the time when I needed to replace my transmission, I couldn't find much solid info on the subject Not long ago I swapped out my transmission (F40-MU9) with the F40-MR6 (I think) from a 2011-2013 buick regal GS. It bolted up without a cinch along with a buick regal...
  2. 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...
  3. Spare Manual Transmission for 1976 99 GL

    99 & 90 Workshop
    Howdy. Any thoughts on getting a spare tranny for my 99? I want this car to outlast me, so I'm trying to get some major spares into the shed.
  4. 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...
  5. 2008 SAAB 9-5 Manual Reverse Grind

    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...
  6. Clutch Problem

    C900 Workshop
    I drive a Saab 900T from 1991. When driving I frequently experience problems getting into and out of 1st and 2nd gear. If I then lift my foot off the clutch pedal once, and press it down again it works fine. The longer I drive the car the more frequent the problem gets. I would appreciate any...
  7. Mushy feeling shifting into 2nd, 4th, and reverse?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all! I have a 2005 9-3 Linear, 5-speed manual, with around 108k miles on it. My transmission has felt solid up until today. Suddenly it feels like a fight to shift into 2nd, 4th, and reverse. Almost like dragging the it through caramel. I don't have this issue in 1st, 3rd, or 5th however...
  8. 04 Arc: Auto -> Manual Swap

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello All!, I am on the tail on of my automatic to manual swap. I have/used an 02 Aero donor car for all the parts(gearbox, clutch, linkage, etc). I put everything in (including the manual gauge cluster), jumped the NSS, and car runs and drives! Then, the electrical gremlins started....the...
  9. Changing Automatic Transmission Solenoids

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've noticed that a lot of tutorials are lacking now that Photobucket is a terrorist holding half the Internet's pictures for ransom, so I figure I'll document things I do to my car in hopes that people in the future won't be a fish out of water. I'm not a very good teacher so it might be a...
  10. 5 speed manual trans fill bolt

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I have a question on my 5 speed manual trans. The fill bolt of course has been stripped out by the previous owners. Any ideas or suggestions on getting this fill bolt removed? I think it was a horrible idea to put a hex bolt as a fill bolt on the transmission. I've already tried using a torx...
  11. Saab 93 2000 -hard to get in gear

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I just started the car without pressing the clutch in and to my surprise, there is no safety switch on my car, the car started reversing! My car was shifting fine before this accident happened, but now I have trouble getting it in gear, especially in reverse. ( not very practical with these...
  12. 2006 9-5 shift linkage loose - resistance shifting into 1st?

    9-5 Workshop
    I've noticed intermittent shifting issues on my recently purchased 2006 9-5 (5MT, 105k mi, all stock). It's always been a little tricky getting into reverse (and seems even worse when car is not level). I used to have trouble downshifting into second, though that problem seems to have gone...
  13. First, Third and Fifth Gear Died Today

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had the clutch in my 2006 9-3 2.0T replaced about a month and a half ago. Since then, the car was popping out of first and fifth gear fairly regularly. Today as I took off from a red light, there was a loud bang and first, third and fifth gear stopped working. When I tried to put it in first...
  14. mechanics in SF Bay Area - South Bay. who do you recommend?

    The Lounge
    I am looking for a mechanic to work on my 2006 9-3. 1st and reverse gears (manual transmission) are really hard to engage. I looked at the list of mechanics but Parker Automotive (who I used for my last 2 saabs) and Swedish Auto Factory are now closed. Laslo does not work with Saabs. And it...
  15. Need opinion on transmission problems!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys! First post on the forums & first Saab I've owned so bear with me if my Saab knowledge/jargon isn't up to scratch. I own a 2005 9-3 linear sedan 1.8T (automatic) & have fell inlove with it since purchasing. Has had a complete service history but I've ran into a few problems which I...
  16. Really puzzled by 9-3 Conv. suddenly running badly

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I've been lurking and reading and, as usual, being amazed by the depth of knowledge of these forums. Wow. Well, now I have a problem that I need to ask about. I read dozens of posts on the issue here and thought I had a good hypothesis but today I scanned the OBD and my hypothesis came up...
  17. Neutral Safety switch bolt

    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?
  18. Transmission Q

    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...
  19. Can't engage any gears after adjusting shift lever

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I was having trouble getting into 5th gear (sloppy shifting), so I took it upon myself to check the shift pattern alignment (the Saab WIS calls this procedure "checking and adjusting gear positions"; Platonoff's instructions are identical, but with better pictures). As careful as I...
  20. Pulling a 1990 Saab c900 engine & transmission. Anything else I should consider repla

    C900 Workshop
    Pulling a 1990 Saab c900 engine & transmission. Anything else I should consider repla 1990 Saab c900 (no turbo), that needs to have the transmission replaced. I have a replacement ready to go, but I wanted to get some advice on anything else that might be worth taking a look at while everything...