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2000 Saab 9-3 Question: standard transmission

 

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buffalotom, North Palm Beach, FL, April 09, 2009, 14:55
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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?

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    patrick mannion from Greg Solow's Engine Room, April 09, 2009, 21:48
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    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.

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