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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #15 on: 05 May 2019, 09:23:11 PM »
You're correct of course, but removing the suspension still leaves the calipers / hub assembly dangling by the ABS cable.

I'm also being lazy (or making storage easier, you choose which) by not having to undo those well rusted hub to strut bolts
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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #16 on: 08 May 2019, 06:21:29 PM »
Another update after a few more hours work.

Though my main aim is to get the engine out for the Glacier Blue car, I'm just steadily removing all the bits that are in the way and may be of use.

These are the major parts removed:
Radiator
Intercooler
Fan unit
A/C condensor and pipes
n/s front strut.
Main fusebox
Fuel Rail
Vacuum pump for brake servo
Air filter housing
Coolant header tank

The front end is beginning to look a little bare, with quite good access  :). Today I discovered that the auto box is cooled by connections onto the main coolant radiator, which means that the rad is probably of little use to me. I was able to remove the strut after disconnecting the electrical connection for the ABS connection, pussing the rubber to the outside and then forcing the connector through the remaining gap. There's a fair bit of stuff to remove to get access to those if you are doing one in the normal course of repair, especially on the right hand side.

Next steps will be to remove the remaining engine / power steering ancilliaries, and then I think it will be time to remove the drivebelt so the A/c compressor can be removed.

A couple of pictures, the pile of bits is getting bigger  ;)







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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #17 on: 13 May 2019, 05:34:15 PM »
Another little update after another few hours work

First of all, ready for the final two subframe bolts to be removed.  I don't have the Saab engine frame (no surprise there), so am using some cheap furniture dollys which are rated for 270kg each as a base for the engine to be lowered on


..... and a short while later, this was on the floor, crane out of the way



and finally the car is up in the air with a big void



What did I forget you ask ?

Well three items

1. A tie wrap on the right hand wing for the power steering pipe down to the rack
2. To remove one of the electrical contact blocks for the auto transmission from the metal bracket which I had already unbolted. I was a bit peeved with myself over this because I had seen this a few days ago and left it to consider how to remove the connector block without damaging the plastic. Well, despite a few days soaking the plastic / rust bond remained strong, so I ended up doing some damage to the block
3. Second (main) earth strap from the auto bx to the body. Grr, I knew there were two, and made sure I did the one that would be most likely forgotten very early on.

So what do I do now ?

I think I leave the front end and move to the back end and start to remove the rear suspension, with that off I can drop the car onto the deck and move it on dollys out of the way. Interior can follow along with loom and then I can tackle the wiper arms to get to the wiper / fan motor etc.

Should I bother removing the fuel tank complete or just save the pump. I don't suppose there's much call for plastic fuel tanks as they don't rust.  :)

« Last Edit: 13 May 2019, 05:40:40 PM by carrera »
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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #18 on: 13 May 2019, 07:41:41 PM »
Just the pump... and don't forget the connectors. I chop the lines then gently remove them from the pump. Warming it up and a drop of spray oil helps them release and reduces the risk of the tabs snapping

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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #19 on: 16 May 2019, 03:50:53 PM »
Thanks for that.

I'm still at the front end, but have just had a little success getting the wiper arms off.

My "proper" wiper puller tool was bending the fingers at the end, even though I was using mole grips to stop the fingers spreading and diesel had been allowed to soak for a few days. One of the rivets holding it together broke as well, so I had to repair with an allen bolt & nut.

Next time I applied the pressure and then used a butane torch on its lowest setting to heat the wiper arm. After a minute or so of applying heat, leaving, applying again to avoid damaging the plastic, there was a reassuring "ping" as metal expansion broke the bond.

I just thought I should share this little tip. It all seems a bit extreme to change a wiper arm  :)
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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #20 on: 16 May 2019, 07:37:28 PM »
So todays little successes:

Wiper arms
Plastic scuttle cover
Wiper motor & mechanism
ABS unit
Brake master cylinder
Front brake pipes - still in good condition
Aircon pipes

The brake servo is still on for the moment, I'm not sure if they fail very often. I want to get the fuel rail off without simply chopping the feed hose but I haven't figured out what the special tool actually does yet, so can't figure out how to work around that.  :)

The only things left in the engine bay are the loom and the fuel tank evap system pipes, nearly time for a tidy up and move to the rear
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Re: Final journey of a 9-5, about to be dismantled
« Reply #21 on: 20 May 2019, 01:10:49 PM »
After a bit more work we have

Rear suspension, complete in one piece,
Rear bumper
Petrol flap and solenoid
Rear arch protectors
Rear springs /dampers
Boot carpets and interior
Rear seats - though they were only removed while I was trying to find the ABS sensor connection, which are of course on the hubs  ::)

all removed and the back end is now stripped.

If I remove some of the aluminium heat protection I suspect I will also be able to extract the handbrake cable, maybe I don't even need to do that, it would seem to be a lot of work for an "in use" swap ?

The interior can wait a while, and I need to make up a fuel pump securing ring extraction tool before I tackle that job, so the next stage is to start transferring the engine and transmisssion components from one block to the other (remember this is an auto engine going into the glacier blue manual car)

Finally a couple of pictures - the rear inner arches on this shell have no corrosion



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