Saab convertible roof

swg000000

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Saab 900 Convertibl
Hi all, how goes it.
Anyone want to help with a tonneau problem?
I've just bought a 1995 900 convertible. Does anyone know a Tech 2 technician or similar in cornwall who could help with my roof problem:-

The rear window raises as it should, and the roof presumably will retract once the tonneau cover opens. BUT the cover does not open - I can hear the motor trying to do something. The universal joint was broken/twisted and the pin broken - and where the joint fits to the arm leading to the tonneau motor, the square end on the arm is also twisted. I have just ordered a new universal joint, but wondered if anyone could advise why the joint would have broken and arm twisted? I'm worried that once I fit a new universal joint and bend the arm back straight, the same thing could happen again?

There's a Tech 2 man in Derby who says he can fix the problem for 150 quid, but he's too far away for me to get to. Does anyone know of a specialist more local to me in Cornwall who could help at a reasonable price.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Many thanks guys! :cheesy:
 

T9 man

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No sorry! East London, Essex, Herts, Kent and Bedfordshire is the best that I can do for you! :(

How far is the distance anyway between you and the chap in Derby? I have driven a 480 mile round trip on a few occasions to get what I wanted done for my car from the right people, especially if they have been recommended! ;)

Good luck with the search
 

swg000000

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Thanks T9man. The chap is actually in Chester - a 630 mile round trip for me. Still probably cheaper to do that than go to main dealer. :eek:)
 

T9 man

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I would have thought so, as a Main dealer don't often repair as they much prefer to replace!
 
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