Difficulty Shifting into Third Gear on Saab 9000

If it is difficult shifting into third gear, the third gear synchronizer and gear are subject to wear.

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Drive Trains affected: 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Manual Transmission
5 model years affected: 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, more1997
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1997 Saab 9000 - Manual Transmission
To shift smoothly into third I have to keep the lever slightly pushed to the left to avoid grinding.