Saab 9-5 SE – Gregory Bender

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Saab 9-5


2010 Oct 25 We sold our Saab 9-5 SE. We owned the Saab for seven years and sold it 141,000 miles on the odometer (we put miles on it). This of material devoted to the Saab remain active.

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Automatic transmission oil cooler replacement

Updated: 2010 Jun 15

We own a 2000 Saab 9-5 SE 6 cylinder sedan. This information may not be at all to other Saab 9-5 models.

before our Christmas vacation to Denver and Scotts Bluff, in 2008, I noticed automatic fluid had been leaking. Not a amount, but enough that I want to have to worry it during our trip. A little bit of revealed that the washers on the bolt that secure the oil line to the top fitting on the radiator had bad.

I scrounged around in my and found some suitable sealing washers. No more from that location on the mile round trip.

But then in mid-January, 2009 I seeing fresh spots of fluid on the garage floor. I carefully at all the washers on all 4 banjo that secure both oil lines. no detectable leaks Must be the automatic transmission oil lines themselves, as they pretty soaked with with no other visible

I ordered replacement hoses my favorite Saab parts eEuroParts. But, they show the special washers for the bolts on their web site. than spend USD $4.00 at the local Saab dealer, I suitable replacements from part number 93786A225.

I 2 packs of 5 ( USD $5.66 per pack). The are a perfect fit, work and are a lot less expensive.


The from eEuroParts arrived and precisely what I needed. for the sealing washers from The sealing washers were a fit on the inside diameter, just the originals when I removed

The outside diameter of the sealing is larger than original, but is plenty of room for the extra when fitted.

Fitting the new was pretty straightforward. Here’s a rundown:

Open the hood. was easy!)

Start by draining the transmission fluid. I do this 3,000 miles when I engine oil anyway. The Dextron 3 required by the transmission is inexpensive and a and fill only requires 3.4 quarts (have you priced a transmission lately?).

While the fluid was draining, I jacked up the front of the car and then removed the black plastic piece is attached to the bottom of the front and to the frame further back. is needed to gain access to the for routing, etc.

Loosen the large hose that secures the air intake near the bottom left of the radiator. It may look a bit like a hose, but it isn’t. Just it a good squeeze and you’ll there isn’t any fluid With the hose clamp move the duct up and out of the way.

It is flexible. I pretty much it back on itself in front of the Much more room to now.

Remove each of the 4 bolts.

Remove the lines, them out from the top.

clean the banjo bolts, special attention to the threads; fit a new sealing washer next to the of each bolt.

Wiggle each new hose place on the car

Add the second sealing to each banjo bolt and secure the lines.

One of the interesting about the upper hose is it has a little metal tab that out (see the photo below). I the purpose of this tab is to properly the upper hose with the hose during assembly.

I removed my original hoses, the tab was not in position. I decided to remove the tab so I would avoid any metal-to-metal between the two lines. I don’t if was the best plan of …, but is what I chose to do.

Probably the would have worked fine with the metal it’s intended purpose.

With the hoses carefully tighten each banjo securely.

Replace the drained from the transmission, fit the air intake in place, and then start the and check for leaks. (No leaks for

Secure the large black piece in place, lower the and you are ready to roll.

Start to it took me less than 2 at a very leisurely pace.

The car has used extensively over the month with no detectable The new hoses and sealing washers are their job nicely.

Automatic inlet hose to oil cooler hose); Saab part 4576245.

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Automatic transmission inlet to oil cooler (upper hose); part number 4576245.

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