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Re: 200tqm slipping out of gear

In a message dated 9/16/98 davesugerman@altavista.net writes:

<< I'm looking at buying a '91 200tqm that slips out of 3rd gear if left there
too long. The car pulls fine in that and all other gears, but sounds kind of
sketchy. I know on older Saabs that this problem usually means you're gonna
need a new gearbox real soon. Anyone know if that's the case with this
particular car? >>

Hard to say. I thought all "older Saabs" needed gearboxes "real soon" anyway
;-) WRT the 91 200q. It could be a gearbox problem, but it also could be a
shift linkage problem (MUCH cheaper fix). I advise you get it checked out as
the 91 200q is a rare (and wonderful) beast so a used gearbox won't be easy to
find cheap like one for an earlier type 44 tq would be. HTH

Mike Veglia
87 5kcstq (feared bad gearbox when purchased cheap--was linkage)