Hello Sir, I've had my car a little over 2 years now and, after changing the engine oil and filters in it along with the plugs, I decided it might be a good idea to change the transmission oil. This article covers gearbox installation only, for removal refer to. Classifieds are to be listed in pages. The skid plate is attached with 3 12mm bolts and 2 13mm nuts. I used a synthetic and had good luck but synthetic is a gamble on an old car.
Click here to see all the! Start the car and put the gear selector in drive, then take your foot off the brake. Fill the tube with brake fluid to ¾ of its height. This video shows how i changed the manual gear oil on my Saab 9-3. Also slow the shift down and even if you don't double clutch, time the shift point to when it's falling past ~2800 rpm. It's not cheap, but neither are transmissions. If you don't have a fluid pump you can use tubing and a funnel.
I usually just buy a case 12 quarts. Replace lower drain bolt 2. I've heard that 10W30 oil, same as the engine oil is good. I can confirm mine both needed changed and had a drain plug, though tricky to get to. If there is fluid at that level, then no additional fluid is needed.
Is there any clue you can give me on these? Here's the same area after cleaning. The sump plug has a fiber or other sealing washer. Draining the sump into an open container. The banjo bolt should thread snugly into the end of the hose. I seem to recall that the trans drain plug is further towards the rear but don't quote me on that. Manual transmissions consist of internal gears, bearings, and synchronizers that are allow the driver to shift gears. Just a piece of flat steel that I bent and ground down to fit the plug.
Many manual transmissions are lubricated with a heavy petroleum-based oil. Staying on top of your transmission fluid can save you from experiencing later transmission problems, so it is well worth knowing how to check and replace this fluid. Just click the edit link above to personalize your username. For usage guidelines, see the. I had asked the previous owner about this and he recalled no work being done on it. Install the subframe brace if equipped.
Make sure you can undo the fill and drain plugs but keep them in. We will not provide a replacement or credit for any part not purchased directly from our store. Connect the ball joints and tighten to 55 ft-lbs 18 mm wrench. The crankcase oil dran plug is also visible. Tools: A shortened 8mm hex wrench Drain Pan Fluid pump or funnel and long clear tubing. On the later cars like yours you don't actually have a trans dipstick, there should just be a bolt on the passenger side of the trans to fill. Transmissions are the weak point in these cars, but anecdotally, the same people keep blowing them, while others smugly never do.
Copyright © 2000-2013 All rights reserved. Once you close the gap and the intermediate shaft snaps in on the other side, replace the front bolt with a proper one and tighten it. Instructions for the 2006 9-5 with 5-speed manual transmission but should be the same for 2002-2009. The Saab part is 8749046. The nipple in front will be used to bleed the clutch once the job is done. Insert fluid pump and fill transmission to fill line. Located below Filler hole between transmission and subframe.
I'm inclined to point out that the actual lubrication in the engine and the gearbox are very thin films, either on the bearing surfaces or in the gear teeth, and I don't think that you would see the same foaming effects because that specific area is under the effects of surface tension and cling, not to mention load pressure. Lift it just high enough for you to gain clearance underneath. Here is a special tool I made to remove and install the transmission sump drain plug. If the original item or suitable replacement part is not available, then this warranty is void. Step 9: Lower the vehicle. Simply opening the drain plug on the sump pan only gets about 3 or 4 quarts of the fluid out of the transmission. Instructions are in the Bentley manual.
Drain and refill with 1. Using the fluid pump, add fluid into the transmission through the filler plug. When refitted, the plug threads are coated with threadlocker. A worn or missing seal will cause the transmission to suck air and skip—especially on left turns. Create your own Saab flair! Push the throwout bearing in slowly to compress the piston inside it.
Remember that you have to match the splines on the clutch plate and the intermediate shaft in the same time. Note that the drain plug contains a magnet. Seal the joint to the flexpipe and tighten the clamp to 15 ft-lbs 13 mm socket. This view is under the skid plate. Synth can wash this away and essentially unplug existing leaks.