The Saab 9-5 manual transmission has a parallelogram-like linkage. When new it works effectively, but the ball joints are outer housings are plastic. YES plastic.....the steel ball is much harder than the plastic so eventually the fit loosens and the joint gets really sloppy.
To make things worse here is no lubrication on this part. The ball end outer housing is molded to the shaft.
This shaft fits 1998 to 2006 Saab 9-5s with manual transmission. 2007 + uses a different mechanism.
The IG3TECH replacement arm uses high quality, precise ball joints with"0" tolerance that are pre-lubricated and sealed. This part also includes a new adjustable shaft and lock nuts to hold the adjustment. This removes lots of free play at the shift lever in the form of less side to side slop. The shaft is also adjustable for fine tuning the shifting action.
NOTE: We also have a rebuild service to completely rebuild the mechanism with this rod and ends and the other rod as well as modifications to take the slop out of the 2 main pivot shafts. See our other listing for this service.
This kit will remove a large percentage of side to side movement for a reasonable price. The replacement part from Saab is over $300.
NOTE: The 2007 and newer 9-5 manual transmission cars have a different linkage design that is not interchangeable with the 1999-2006 part.
Linkage needs to be removed for replacement. Complete installation instructions included.