I don't see why you'd have to take the harness out? I'm unclipping what clips need to be unclipped.Please excuse my ignorance, but what is the benefit to deleting the balance shaft chain & tensioner?
Also when removing the engine, do I have to take out the engine harness with the engine like the Haynes manual would have me to?
If you do a search on it here, or in google or at saab link you will find a more detailed explanation.
I don't mind a bit of engine vibration, and I like less to go wrong in the timing cover - I've done this with another car - a 4g63 engine though.
The key is to make sure it is done properly so that oil pressure is not affected.
Don't know why I didn't realize this sooner - but since the engine is seized I can't count on the power of the starter to help crack the flywheel bolts.
Any other suggestions for cracking them?
Looks like alternative is to take tranny out as well.