1. Introduction

The car of the SAAB 9000 model was for the first time presented in Great Britain in October, 1985 in the form of a five-door Hatchback with the sixteen-valve engine of 1985 cm 3 equipped with system of injection of fuel and a turbocompressor. At the beginning of 1986 the version of the engine with usual absorption followed and at the end of 1986 the option with automatic transmission appeared. The version of the 4-door Sedan was submitted at the beginning of 1991.

All engines have a sixteen-valve design with two, the cam-shafts located from above, the version with an engine displacement of 2290 cm3 is submitted at the end of 1989 on models 9000i and CDi. On this engine the system of direct ignition SAAB with separate coils of ignition for each candle together with system of electronic control instead of the previous system of ignition, with the distributor, based on Hall's effect is installed. Originally the engine was equipped with system of injection of BOSCH LH-Jetronic fuel. The system of SAAB "TRIONIK" installed on models with a capacity of 2290 cm of 3 in 1993 is a uniform control system of the engine, the managing director of fuel injection, ignition and a turbo-supercharging. Later this system is applied as well on the models which are not equipped with a turbo-supercharging. On all engines hydraulic pushers of valves are established, and on late engines balancing shaft are also established.

The engine is installed in a motive compartment cross with transmission on the left side. Options with the 5-staged manual transmission or 4-staged automatic transmission are possible.

On all models completely independent forward and back suspension brackets are established. The back suspension bracket includes also levers, shock-absorbers and a cross jet bar.

Modifications of the SAAB 9000 models include a wide range of the standard and additional equipment, including the central blocking and electronic control by window regulators. Some models are equipped with system of anti-blocking of brakes (ABS), the traction control system and the air conditioning system.

When carrying out regular routine maintenance and preventive car repairs according to the recommendations provided in this manual, the SAAB 9000 car is extremely the well-tried and economic vehicle.