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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 08:23:55 -0500
From: "Eric Law" <>
Subject: Re: Gear selection problem

This sounds crazy, but check to make sure the oil level in the transmission isn't too high. The Saab transmission manual says that if the oil is too high, difficult shifting when cold may be the result. They suggest only adding oil if it's all the way down to the lower mark on the stick. Also, as someone else wrote here, make sure you've got the correct oil in the tranny. My favorite is "MTL" from a company called "Red Line". Expensive, but worth it! Also could be a problem with air in the clutch hydraulic system - try bleeding it. Eric Law Steve Porter wrote in message <>... >I have a 1986 900 16v Turbo. Gear selection isn't smooth at the best of >times, but when the engine is cold, it's almost impossible to select >2nd. I was wondering if this was anything to do with the clutch - the >pedal has a couple of inches movement before there is any resistance - >if this isn't normal, is any adjustment possible? > >Steve > >-- >Steve Porter, Senior Software Engineer. > >INRI UK Ltd, Alpha House, Chilworth Research Centre, >SOUTHAMPTON, SO16 7NS, United Kingdom. > > phone: +44 (0)1703 760484 > > >

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