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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 9:35 am 
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Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Car Models: 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero Estate
I have a 2001 9-5 saloon in Thailand at present (I'm in the UK, so no access) with an EML and Transmission warning light on, reported by my wife's nephew who has nil mechanical skills (so no help forthcoming from that direction other than the report about the warning lights).

I plan to go across to Thailand next year sometime and will be collecting a small cache of parts to take with us (parts are very expensive there, a right royal rip-off) and was looking to take a spare TCM with me. Looking at the EPC I noted that there are different part numbers quoted for the B205 and the B235 engines (51 64 298 and 51 64 330 respectively), can anyone shed any light on that, and if they might be interchangeable.

I'm also looking for a spare gearbox for that period (potentially to rob for spare parts) and intended to remove the valve body complete to take with us, in case I needed any spare solenoid valves to try to solve the problem. I have some experience with this on the B235R gearbox/valve body and have previously removed and cleaned the linear solenoids (along with a replacement TCM) to solve a hard-shift problem (fixed) but the older, 4-speed box valve body is different and I am unaware of any specific problems with that model. The main problem is that I can't see any S/H B205 gearboxes for sale (part number FA 47A06 / 5163894), there are a few for the B235 (FA47A05 / 5161088) but I guess that might not be compatible with the 205 engine (??).

Theres a few question in there and I'm hoping somebody with some first-hand experience of the 4-speed auto box / TCM for the 2000-2001 9-5 can give me some guidance.

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Mike'

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