Saab Frequently Asked Questions
Nice Suggestion from Mike L before starting this procedure. I recently replaced the engine mounts on my 2001 saab 93. I suggest that the scheme provided on your site be modified to install the right and left mount one at a time but leave bolts to frame loose, then remove and replace and tighten the rear mount. I lifted the rear of the engine with a single jack. then tightened the two other mounts. It was easier than fighting the installed and torqued mounts up front.
A special thanks to Helga & Dmitry Platonoff for the contribution of this material and some other materials listed on the sites faqs pages. It is Saab enthusiast like Dmitry that make it easier for the DYI guys that frequent the internet. Excellent Job!!!! Engine mount replacement on the 1996 Saab 900. The old mounts were severely worn and broken, which caused excessive engine movement and shifting difficulty at high boost.
17 mm socket (rear mount);
16 mm socket (rear and transmission mounts);
15 mm socket (side mounts);
13 mm socket (gearshift linkage);
10 mm socket (throttle body inlet, plastic shields);
8 mm socket (plastic shields);
8 mm Allen socket (passenger side mount);
two L-shaped 3 mm Allen keys;
long socket extension;
flat screwdriver (throttle body clamps);
hydraulic jacks and stands.