2000 Saab 9-3 Q&A

2000 Saab 9-3 Question: standard transmission

i have a 2000 9.3 se convertible 5 speed with 48k miles the car shifts great except when i want to down shift into 2nd,it will not down shift into 2nd unless i go back towards 1st then i can down shift. it does not grind. can you help? -
Answer 1
There is a design flaw with these transmissions. Saab upgraded the recommended transmission oil. There is a repair kit I think the part number is a kit, part #5440516. Some Saab dealers didn't know about the "new" parts upgrade and gearbox rebuilders may not be up to date with the changes either. It requires gear box disassemble to repair. -