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10-01-2003, 06:46 PM
Lost 1st and 2nd gear in my 1989 9000 turbo. I am hearing that there is a detent ball or something in the shifter area that could cause this. I have removed the boot and the snap ring, but that is as far as I have gotten. Does anyone have a good instruction list of how to do this and what specifically to look for? Any help would be appreciated. Also, the gears were not making any wierd noises before this happened, so I am guessing that it is something simple.
Thanx in advance.

10-01-2003, 07:01 PM
Sounds like the rubber bush on the gear linkage has split. If it has you can make a temporary fix with cable ties.

There was a recent thread on this with pictures.

[edit] Found thread here:

http://www.saabscene.co.uk/ubb/ultimatebb....t=003430#000010 (http://www.saabscene.co.uk/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=2;t=003430#000010)