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Deez Nutz
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A co worker of mine lost 1-2-R on his 9-5 today. He says there is a bunch of shifter slop too, and it does not spring to nuetral like normal.


I had this issue in my 9-3 once, but I don't remeber how I fixed it, as it was 4+ years ago.





I am going out to look at it with him over lunch. Any tips?
 

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The guys shop is telling him that it's a peice of plastic that holds the linkage in place.

Do you have to pull the dash/console to get at it?

They are telling him $450 installed.
 

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It would either be a ring retainer type piece on the shfter assembly right under the shift boot, or it would be the linkage on the firewall side of the transmission itself.

I have not checked out a 9-5 linkage assembly and "piece of plastic" is non-descript enough that coupled with my not knowing the ins and outs of a 9-5 linkange that it would be a shot in the dark as far as what piece is most likely to fail.
 

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I pulled the shift boot, and everything looks fine, and there is no slop related to the shifter itself, if that makes sense.
Makes perfect sense!

In that case, I would need to see a diagram of the linkage setup for a 9-5 to understand how involved this would be...I looked and would not find (I don't have WIS). If someone were to have a copy of WIS they should be able to open it up and see how involved of a job the linkage is.

What place did the coworker take it to? If the linkage is anything like the 9-3 they could be quoting to replace the whole thing, wich might cost a bit...

I hear much more about linkage failure on older ng900s, not heard much on the 9-5.
 

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Yeah, I thought it was odd too.

He's going ahead with it.

He heard a nice "snap", thne he lost 3 gears, so someting being actually broken makes sense.

he went to an import shop in uptown. Said there were a few saabs in the lot, so that's a good sign.
 
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