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2001 saab 9-5. Car starts and engages into gear. After

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200yds it disengages as if...
2001 saab 9-5. Car starts and engages into gear. After 200yds it disengages as if it is in neutral.
Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Saab
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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
It won't engage again until the engine is cool again.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
VIN YS3EF48E513044726
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12/3/2017
Saab Mechanic: Technicaldan, Technician replied 8 months ago
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is the vehicle automatic or manual?

Being a common fault, I would say that it is an automatic and that I would check the transmission fluid level and condition.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Auto. Have already checked and replaced transmission fluid.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Previous mechanic suggested checking the oil. I have obviously done this and it is fine.
Saab Mechanic: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 8 months ago
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Lower the transmission pan and check the magnet on the bottom. Look for any metal in the pan. If metal is present you need to rebuild or replace the transmission. Also check that the transmission shifter is adjusted properly.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zg3vb74e42wj49k/derm.pdf?dl=0

Also check for any codes with a scan tool in the tranmission control module.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Don't stress about the 5 star rating. I just need to sort out the problem. I'll check the magnate and if there's metal in the pan. If not I'm back to square one.
Saab Mechanic: Dan, ASE Master Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok sounds good.

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