1996 was the last year of the original style transmission. There were lots of problems with reverse so if yours is ok you're lucky. Mine was so bad I just removed the reverse lock from inside the console and and kept it parked in 1st gear. (Who really wants to steal a 1996 900 sedan?)
They also had the old style shift linkage where the joints wore out causing sloppy shifting. Someone might have addressed these issues in your car if it's tight at 146k miles. If you have an OEM style cable they are supposed to be self adjusting. You might have to force a readjust by disconnecting the fuse box and pulling on the spring at the firewall. There were aftermarket manually adjusted cables that are easy to adjust as well. Keep the cable and throw out bearing lubed. It can be accessed through a port on the front side of the transmission. I used to squirt white grease in there a couple times a year, being careful to not get any on the friction surfaces.
Good luck with the car. I've owned two SAAB convertibles are really enjoy them.
posted by 206.251.1...
Posts in this Thread:
Members can receive an alert when someone posts in this thread.
Post a Followup
The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2012 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no Spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Donations
Your address is: 188.8.131.52 - Using CCBot/2.0 - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, green links, and bottom of the page banners.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!