1983 Saab 900 Transmission Service & Repairs

Why is Your 1983 900’s Transmission So Important?

The transmission delivers power from the motor to your wheels so that you can drive at your desired speed. Because your transmission is responsible for converting the right amount of power into the right amount of speed, a tiny transmission issue can take a major toll on your car’s performance. They're often easy to notice. Saab 900 transmission problems can present themselves as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises or a burning smell coming from beneath the hood. If you ignore Saab 900 transmission issues you might notice your fuel economy decrease or discover that your 900’s not even driveable.

Saab Transmission Recommendations for 1983 900s

According to Saab, your 900’s transmission should be checked regularly for wear and tear. For example, the transmission fluid in your 900 should be exchanged regularly with Saab-approved fluid. Our technicians know how to service your 1983 900 up to Saab-recommended standards. If you think there’s something wrong with your 900’s transmission, schedule an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care to help keep your engine running at peak performance.

Saab 900 Transmission Service Cost

We do our best to keep Saab 900 transmission repairs and services affordable. Visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care and we’ll give your car a free Courtesy Check. We’ll check out your 900’s major systems and components to help inform your car service decisions. Whether your car needs a transmission fluid exchange or routine maintenance, you can count on our Triple Promise: Fixed Right. Priced Right. Right on Time.

1983 Saab 900 Transmission Q&A

  • What happens if I "ride" my Saab's brakes? Keeping your foot on the brake pedal or lightly but consistently pushing it down can lead to transmission problems. Keep that in mind when driving in hilly terrain and remember to use engine braking when possible.
  • How much can I tow in a Saab 900? Think twice before offering to tow something for a friend, no matter how small it is. Defying your 900 towing capacity can spell trouble for the transmission system. Double check your owner's manual to ensure your 900 is equipped with a towing setup and can handle whatever you're thinking about towing.
  • When should I have my 900's transmission fluid checked or exchanged? Regularly checking and exchanging your 1983 900’s transmission fluid is one of the best ways to help the transmission system perform. A general rule of thumb is to have your transmission fluid checked and changed about every 30,000 to 60,000 miles, but that timeline can change if you're hard on your Saab. The good news is that transmission fluid leaks are affordable to repair and easy to spot.

Take Time for Your Saab 900 Transmission

Automatic or manual transmission, Firestone Complete Auto Care can help. Schedule a transmission service or repair today.