Transmission failure is a serious problem in a Saab. It can cause the car to lose power and stall. This can be dangerous if it happens while the car is moving, and it can also be expensive to fix.

Transmission failure is usually caused by a problem with the transmission fluid, so it’s important to have the fluid checked regularly. If transmission failure does occur, you’ll need to get your Saab towed to our mechanics to have it replaced as soon as possible. Let’s take a closer look.

The Importance of Your Saab’s Transmission

The transmission is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels. There are two main types of transmissions: manual and automatic. Manual transmissions are operated by the driver, while automatic transmissions are controlled by the car’s computer.

There are several different components that make up a transmission, including the input shaft, output shaft, clutch, gearbox, and differential. Each of these components plays a vital role in the transmission’s operation. The input shaft transfers power from the engine to the gearbox. The output shaft transfers power from the gearbox to the wheels. The clutch helps to engage and disengage the transmission. The gearbox contains a set of gears that determine how much torque is applied to the wheels. The differential helps to distribute power evenly to all of the wheels. Without a properly-functioning transmission, your Saab would not be able to move.

Common Reasons for Failure

Transmission failure is one of the most common problems with Saabs. There are several reasons why this may occur, but the most common are:


  • Transmission fluid leaks: Transmission fluid leaks can be caused by a number of things, including a faulty seal or gasket, a cracked transmission case, or even a hole in the transmission cooler line.
  • Electrical issues: Electrical issues can also cause transmission failure, and they are often related to the transmission control module (TCM). If the TCM is not working properly, it can cause the transmission to shift erratically or even fail to shift at all.
  • Worn clutches that are worn out or not functioning properly: This is often due to a leak in the clutch hydraulic system, which can cause the clutch discs to overheat and eventually fail.
  • Transmission fluid contamination: Transmission fluid contamination is another common cause of transmission failure in a Saab. The transmission fluid can become contaminated with debris from the engine or transmission, causing it to break down and lose its lubricating properties.
  • Transmission band or torque converter failure: Transmission band or torque converter failure is less common, but can still be a cause of transmission failure in a Saab. The transmission band connects the transmission to the engine, and the torque converter helps to transfer power from the engine to the transmission. If either of these components fails, it can cause the transmission to fail.

Although transmission failure can be caused by a number of different things, these are the most common reasons for transmission failure in a Saab. To prevent problems with your transmission, and subsequently your engine, it is important to have the system serviced regularly and to check for leaks or other signs of wear and tear. If you notice any leaks between maintenance, have the transmission serviced by us as soon as possible to avoid potential damage and costly repairs that could have been avoided if addressed sooner.


Dell’s Service Center: Your Premier Saab Mechanics

When you bring your Saab to Dell’s Service Center, you can expect quality care for your car. We use the most up-to-date servicing methods and state-of-the-art equipment to service your transmission. Our mechanics have decades of combined experience maintaining popular European brands such as:

We proudly help customers in and around Green Bay, Manitowoc, and Sturgeon Bay, WI keep their cars in top condition year round. If you’re having problems with your car’s transmission, or you would like to schedule maintenance or service, give us a call today at 920-494-2860 or visit us at 840 Vanderperren Way in Green Bay. We look forward to helping you maintain your car for years to come.

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