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PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:39 pm 
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Car Model: 1993 9000 2.0 cse
if i was you mate id be offering your car buffing services maybe against some spanner work matey
you get what you need and someone gets a super shiny car

your not much for spannering but someone who is may like a nice polish job or a few etc mate

just a thought swapping some calipers and dismantling ya headlights is childsplay really
i took some 9000 headlights apart without looking how to and didnt break owt
surely someone in your saab club can come up with a working abs sensor jobbie
the only ones i have are on me car now sorry

my wrists dont like doing anything now so im of no actual help soz

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:35 am 
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ABS sensors can be diagnosed with a mutimeter, no need for tech2 - should save some money.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:18 am 
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Nelliem wrote:
ABS sensors can be diagnosed with a mutimeter, no need for tech2 - should save some money.
Completely forgot this, back to basics.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:53 pm 
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I've got a set of headlights (can't vouch for MOT worthiness, but they look OK to me) and at least one ABS sensor sitting in the garage, if you wanted, gratis (plus various other, random Saab 9000 bits).

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:23 am 
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Hi Mark,

How is this going now ?? got your headlights sorted yet ?? I bought a set from a chap over in Derbyshire and have used just the reflectors out of those on mine, they are not perfect but then they were only £30-ish a pair and should pass an MOT without problem.

He has another three sets on sale on Ebay at present, see here, and is registered as Yogi900 on the forum. He is a very nice bloke and it would save you a little money for now to get you going, you could refurbish your reflectors when you are feeling more 'flush', just a thought.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:15 am 
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oily what a gent you are

first time i came on here i was offered free stuff from a member good times

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:34 pm 
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Car Model: Back in a 9000 #4!
WOW! This has been a very difficult period in my relationship with this car!

First there was the epic Head gasket failure and then there was the MOT failure.

Intially, I was very down about the MOT fail. I just didn't know where to start. Genuinely.

But - I am blessed to have great friends. Within a couple of days my mate Lewis Turner came (he of the SOC 9000 register)

Image20191005_163849 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

He came over in his legendary track 9000 (which certainly caused something of a stir within our close......) and he managed to sort the handbrake within 10 minutes! Not content with that tackled the following jobs;

Sorted the various bulbs that had decided to play up for the test
Fitted the new aerial I have had for months
FINALLY sort my Aero backseat
Fit the cabin filter that has been in 'stock' for weeks
Diagnosed the faulty tall orange relay - took it away and fixed it and sent it back!

All in all a brilliant boost!

Next up I contacted 'Fred' off Ebay who breaks 9000s - I ordered a set of decent headlights, tall orange relay and driver's front ABS sensor.

What arrived was one decent headlight (the other one was hopeless......) - having met Empington Saab last Saturday (he pruchased the Anniversary seats from me) and provided me with an excellent reflector. What a total gentlemen! I cannot thank you enough!

Fast forward to Tuesday this week and I took all of the bits over to my prefered local garage and the legend that is Gary, created the best pair of headlights he could from the pile of bits I gave him. Whilst with him, he also changed the ABS sensor and a number of other jobs and took it for a new MOT test (at a different MOT centre) - all good. A pass!

Image20191025_161044 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Looks good to me. The only advisory is now rear discs and pads! What a difference a different test centre makes!(?)

Once home, I ordered these (my struts had decided to die....)

ImageScreenshot_20191025-183618_Amazon Shopping by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Literally 5 minutes later;

Image20191025_163848 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Feels great to have her back and I am now looking forward to having a working 9000!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:55 am 
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brooklands wrote:
Image20191025_163848 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Feels great to have her back and I am now looking forward to having a working 9000!


Great stuff Mark, glad to see you got her fettled and on the road again, now you just need to get those front strut mounting plates de-rusted and painted :lol: :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:07 am 
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Hoorah!
My MOT is up during November.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:14 am 
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mossypossy wrote:
Hoorah!
My MOT is up during November.


Cheers Mossy!

I hope for you that yours is rather more 'routine' than mine!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:15 am 
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brooklands wrote:
Image20191025_163848 by Mark Blewitt, on Flickr

Feels great to have her back and I am now looking forward to having a working 9000!


Great stuff Mark, glad to see you got her fettled and on the road again, now you just need to get those front strut mounting plates de-rusted and painted :lol: :wink:


Cheers Mike!

There is quite a list of things that need/I'd like addressed.......and the strut mounts aren't even on it! :D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:17 pm 
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I'm glad that the reflector came in handy. Was a pleasure to meet you!

Really great to see your 9000 back on the road again!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm 
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I'm glad that the reflector came in handy. Was a pleasure to meet you!

Really great to see your 9000 back on the road again!


Cheers Chris - I cannot thank you enough!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2019 4:51 pm 
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brooklands wrote:

Cheers Mike!

There is quite a list of things that need/I'd like addressed.......and the strut mounts aren't even on it! :D


:lol: I sincerely hope you don't find what I found under the windscreen trim panels then, it's very scary under there when you first look ....

Anyway, one job at a time is the ticket Mark, just thinking out loud, why don't you make that list and have a go at tackling them one at a time yourself, kind of OJT sort of thing, it's very satisfying to DIY and save money into the bargain.

Just a thought,

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:09 pm 
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Greetings!

So just when I have started enjoying the 9000, I noticed a slight damp patch under the front....... :wall:

So I was pretty sure it wasn't coolant (had my fill of issues with that!). So I dropped into the garage on Friday and it has been determined to be coming from the lower autobox cooling hose (the one that comes from the back of the autobox)

Anyone know the correct part number?

Also - anyone able to recommend an auto transmission fluid (preferably from Amazon, as I have a voucher.......)?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:06 pm 
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Y'see, I told you those strut mounting plates needed de-rusting :D

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:42 am 
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So it is a coolant leak AND the auto box cooling hoses are weeping..........

I know that people say that we sent things to make us stronger, but there was also the part about things making us stronger and those things that don't killing us! In the case of the 9000 it is killing my enthusiasm and patience.

I have suggested to my mechanic that we consider killing it with fire...........

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 4:27 pm 
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Don't give up. Every 9000 is worth saving! (Particularly Annis and Aeros in Scarabe - my favourite colour for a 9000)..

The water pumps can sometimes develop a leak at this age. Not expensive to fix. If it is a rubber hose then that's an easy job. With new hoses fitted they sometimes need nipping up after a few hundred miles. I can't remember if you fitted new hoses.

I hope you get it sorted ok


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