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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Gearbox in a Saab 900 se gone
Labor for a transmission job can approach 15-20 hours at some shops. Figure on an average of $70-100 an hour for labor, and the costs go very high before you even figure in the cost of another transmission. Try and find an independent Euro specialty shop rather than a dealer or corner garage though - they'll have more specific knowledge of European cars than a generic shop will, and they usually are quite a bit less expensive than a dealership.
Posted on Jul 26, 2008
Remove Air Filter.
Loosen the bolts securing the crankshaft pulley. Remove the load from the
belt tensioner by turning the belt tensioner pulley locking bolt forward in the
car using a 15 mm wrench. Remove the belt from the coolant pump pulley and
slowly release the belt tensioner.
Remove the belt tensioner and remove the steering pump pulley
Remove the water pump pulley use the engine bracket to pry against.
Remove the timing cover and Remove the right-hand front wheel and the cover
in the wheel housing.
Remove the crankshaft pulley (undo the six bolts but do not remove the
Place the engine top dead center and Zero the engine. The markings on the
camshaft sprockets and timing cover should be in alignment as also should the
marking on the crankshaft. Use locking tools 83 95 006 and KM-800-2 for the
camshaft sprockets and locking tool KM-800-10 for the crankshaft (These tools
can be purchased from Saab (18774177222) or from Baum Tools).
Before removing the toothed belt mark its direction of rotation . To
facilitate refitting the belt can be marked at both the camshaft marking and the
STEP 10 Fit the toothed belt according to the marked direction of rotation. Use setting tool 83 95 006 to keep the belt in place and adjust the tensioning roller loosely by hand to prevent the belt from jumping off. Adjust counterclockwise. Fit a section of the toothed belt and fit tool 83 93 985 to measure the belt tension. Loosely tighten the centre bolts of the adjusting rollers. Adjust the lower adjusting roller counter clockwise to a belt tension of 275-300 Nm. Turning torque 30 lb.ft ft ******The adjustment of the belt tension is for preparation ONLY and must not be used as a check when the belt adjusted for the final time! STEP 11 Turn the engine over two revolutions until just before the zero mark and place the locking tool on the crankshaft. Carefully turn the crankshaft in the direction of engine rotation until the arm rests against the coolant pump's flange and then tighten the arm. Fit setting tool 8395006 and check that the markings on the camshaft sprockets are aligned with the markings in the tool. ********Check that the A marking is approximately 2mm above B marking. If the distance is less readjustment is necessary. STEP 12 Fit the crankshaft pulley and Tighten to a torque of 15 foot lbs. STEP 13 Reinstall the inner wheel cover and front right wheel.
STEP 14 Reinstall Timing Cover.
STEP 15 Reinstall the water pump pulley use the engine bracket for leverage. STEP 16 Reinstall the power steering pulley and tighten to 6 foot lbs. STEP 17 Reinstall the belt tensioner and tighten to 30 foot lbs. STEP 18 Remove the belt tensioner load/pressure by turning the belt tensioner pulley locking bolt forwards in the car using a 15 mm wrench. Install the belt on the coolant pump pulley. Carefully release the belt tensioner. STEP 19 Reinstall the Air Cleaner and hoses that accompany Release the belt tension and remove the toothed belt.
Posted on Aug 24, 2008
I did mine too and used the manual adjustable one as it should technically not wear as quickly as auto adjusting. No issues, no difference in *feel*
Posted on Mar 22, 2009
A SAAB dealer should be able to print one out for you. BTW that engine is practically identical to the V6 used in a caddy Catera, and Saturn Ion. Those diagrams would be the same, so you might want to search that also.
Posted on Mar 25, 2009
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