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I had my gear box re-built recently but ever since have had problems selecting gears.
I have taken it back to the garage numirous times.
They claim either there is no problem or they blame the viggen clutch kit that is fitted.
It seems that the problem is the clutch cable that they fitted.
Sometimes i cannot select gears at all until I come to a near stop, the problem is worse when I am driving fast and am looking to shift quicker.
Any Idears on a fix for this ?
Should the garage be doing somthing differantly?
They are a saab specialist.
 

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I'm real new to the SAAB scene ,but the cable is a "weak link".

That being said ,its most likely yours woes.

Now do you want to check it yourself?

If so I'll help ya out and so will others:cheesy:
 

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If the clutch bite point is not on the floor I would suspect it's the syncro's - who rebuilt it ?
 

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I had my gear box re-built recently but ever since have had problems selecting gears.
I have taken it back to the garage numirous times.
They claim either there is no problem or they blame the viggen clutch kit that is fitted.
It seems that the problem is the clutch cable that they fitted.Is this the "automatic adjust" or the manual adjust ??
Is the adjustment or initial set up correct ?? The "bite" must be in the middle of the pedal travel...It must begin within 19 mm of pedal travel.
Sometimes i cannot select gears at all until I come to a near stop, the problem is worse when I am driving fast and am looking to shift quicker.
Any Idears on a fix for this ? Yes - rebuild it youself.....
We need good people in this field, right now, there is a shortage, IMO.
Should the garage be doing somthing differantly? IMO, it does not appear to be the best thing for consumers that they rebuild transmissions - this is best left to a gifted few - a specialy shop

They are a saab specialist. That means little, from this story - no man can be impressed by them..
A rebuilt transmission, with new parts does need some break in.
Is the MTF the correct one ? Or are they using some "tranny-grease" ??
Was the shift mechanism repaired and updated as well ?
The "Viggen" clutch is heavy duty, I am sure, but is the cable strong enough ??
 

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The cable did seem to have a mod done where by the cable had been zip tied and washers used ?

This was questioned by the garage
I have since asked them to replicate it as this seems that it may have been done for a reason?

After the garages last fidle the gears were sweet
but this was short lived.
This at least gives me more hope that the problem is cable and not gear box related.
The work was done by a saab specialist in devon.
The cables bite point changes after each time the garage fiddle with it.
I am the last to have a go and its bitting right near the top of its travel.
 

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The Viggen clutch is stiffer, and also designed for the hydraulic setup.

Opinions on using the Viggen clutch w. the cable vary, but some people feel this requires the hydraulic clutch conversion kit to work well for any length of time.

If the car has a combination of Viggen clutch, and the stock cable, the garage may be correct, and the cable setup may have been modified to work better with the Viggen clutch.

Since there is no model and year posted, 1996 and earlier, the cars had a simpler shift linkage with bushings that tended to wear in aggressive shifting, both in the linkage, and close to the shifter (there is a Saab TSB on this, and lots of posts about aligning the linkage, especially the older style).

'96 linkage, old shifter bushings, cable, and Viggen clutch might be a tough combination to make work.

You might want to post a question about this on the performance board.
 
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