|24/01/2006 19:57:30||Gary||Fellow Saabers:
I wish to deduct the mystery out of the 96 transmission. I have fully rebuilt the 99/900 gearboxes many times. Many of the "special tool" are not needed.
Where a barrier exist I am told pertaining to the 96 gearbox is special tools needed.
I have three 96 boxes in my workshop, that I wish to tear down completley. Might any member here.., know the challenges that will arise due to not having the special tools? Improvisions??
Lastly, being that I do not have the mounting jig for the gearbox, can someone be kind enough who has one, submit the measurements of the jig/(boreholes to press out the gear measurements as well)
The beautiful thing about this forum is deducting the fear,mysteryand overcoming the "challenges" of these lovely cars
|24/01/2006 21:42:17||John Wood (Woody)||There are several supportive parts to the cradle, some highly specialised as to jigging the pinion shaft. Some tools can be bi-passed. I have a cradle and can do the measurements, but you will need an old girder for the base!! Have n't used it for 20 years. Have you got a source for all the shims and lock tabs?|
|25/01/2006 02:06:15||Gary||Yes.yes Woody! I would love the measurements.. I do have a source for the shims and lock tabs.. Girder you type? I appreciate the meaasurements Woody...
|25/01/2006 07:33:24||Richard||I use a dummy diff that fits the box and a pointer that fits the end of the pinion. As I know the dimensions I can use a feeler gauge between the two to set the pinion.|
|25/01/2006 15:50:55||Gary||Richard, may you go into detail?|
|26/01/2006 12:31:23||Richard||The dummy diff is a machined lump of alloy of a true known dimension. It fits where the diff bearings go (its like the diff casing to look at it). Then I have a pointer of a known dimension that sticks on the end of the pinion (in the dimple that is machined into it). Saab give you the dimensions of the box in their manual. I know how the distance relates to the pinion setting when I put a feeler gauge between the pointer and the dummy diff.|
|26/01/2006 18:01:21||Gary||Richad..with all due respects, may you offer the "known" dimensions and the size feeler gauges? unless it is a secret.|
|27/01/2006 12:26:12||Richard||I can, but I cart remember them at work! You dont need to use the exact same data, you can work it out from the service workshop data, which is what I did. I will dig the data out.|
|27/01/2006 17:13:26||Gary||thank you Richard..appreciate it.|