Difficulty Shifting into Third Gear on Saab 9000

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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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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To shift smoothly into third I have to keep the lever slightly pushed to the left to avoid grinding.