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Forum: Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring

Help and advice on miscellaneous issues including general Saab and general motoring-related questions, answers and comment

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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: UK Vehicle Excise Duty Rates - a word of warning.

    Around 2005 the VED went up considerably on some bands of cars. When looking at a car from 2005+ i strongly suggest you check here first:...

    Started by the zohan‎, 06-27-2015 02:06 PM
    duty, excise, rates, vehcile, vehicle, warning, word
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 2,467
    08-27-2015, 02:56 PM Go to last post
  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: 2014 MOT amendments for Diesels

    Its causing quite a lot of uncertainty for owners everywhere who's cars have DPF's and have had them removed for what ever reason. Below is a...

    Started by kez‎, 12-09-2013 08:35 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    2014, amendments, diesels, mot
    • Replies: 26
    • Views: 9,331
    07-19-2014, 12:04 PM Go to last post
  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: before and after

    Like many of us.. you've been busy transforming a car to your tastes over the years... why not post some before and after photos and tell us the...

    Started by markcanderson‎, 12-27-2005 03:34 AM
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    • Replies: 27
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    12-04-2013, 12:01 AM Go to last post
  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: Help with choosing HID (xenon lamps)

    here is a Kelvin colour chart for HID lamps, which may help anyone thinking of replacing there existing failed/dimmed lamps it is also advisable...

    Started by kez‎, 11-26-2013 05:32 PM
    choosing, hid, lamps, xenon
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 3,958
    11-26-2013, 05:57 PM Go to last post
  6. Sticky Thread Sticky: Service/Oil changes

    It is recommended to use only oils approved for your engine according to the table below. Services should be performed at the recommended intervals...

    Started by the zohan‎, 09-25-2013 04:10 AM
    service or oil
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 3,910
    09-25-2013, 04:10 AM Go to last post
  7. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabs on TV

    A Saab on TV with some actor chap who also drove a GM900 in the series.

    Started by john‎, 05-21-2003 03:59 AM
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    saabs
    • Replies: 273
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    04-19-2013, 05:55 PM Go to last post
  8. Sticky Thread Sticky: Is your DIESEL SMOKING !!!

    in my job they continualy send us on various courses to keep you update on mechanical and electrical issues..........not a bad thing but wish they'd...

    Started by kez‎, 04-14-2013 02:56 PM
    diesel, smoking
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 7,037
    04-15-2013, 09:09 AM Go to last post
  9. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabscene meet

    Hi all, I am thining it would be nice if we arranged a meet for all Saabscene members just wondering if anyone would be interested in this prior...

    Started by deano93tid‎, 08-03-2012 05:39 PM
    4 Pages
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    meet, saabscene
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    02-24-2013, 04:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Sticky Thread Sticky: Saabscene 2013 beaulieu motor museum meet name confirmation only

    Right guys post your name only in this sticky thread to confirm attendance - If anything else is posted it will be removed from this thread. If...

    Started by deano93tid‎, 01-21-2013 09:25 AM
    2013, beaulieu, confirmation, meet, motor, museum, saabscene
    • Replies: 5
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    01-21-2013, 05:27 PM Go to last post
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  1. Mysterious failure of clutch to engage (at all!) in '99 9-3

    Hi, Everyone, This is my first post here but hopefully, with a new (used) Saab in my driveway I'll be getting to know you all. I'm looking at...

    Started by danielhwolf‎, 06-27-2016 05:24 PM
    9-3, clutch, engagé, failure, mysterious, mystery
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 64
    06-27-2016, 05:24 PM Go to last post
  2. Battery

    As you may or may not be aware , the turbo on my car blew , and so i set about renewing it , now before i took it all apart , i noticed for some...

    Started by lizzard-t‎, 06-16-2016 01:35 PM
    battery
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 219
    06-20-2016, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  3. Saab 1.9 Diesel Advice

    Hello, I am wanting some advice on my next Saab, I am having doubts about the 1.9 engine. I've had a 9-3 2.0t 2008 facelift vector sport 45,000...

    Started by WWE Phenom‎, 06-17-2016 06:10 AM
    advice, diesel, saab
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 238
    06-20-2016, 05:38 AM Go to last post
  4. Vertical door hinge

    HI ALL, has anyone had any experience with fitting these hinges to their saab?? I have a 93 saab convertible think it would look...

    Started by bwanathefirst‎, 05-31-2016 04:24 AM
    door, hinge, vertical
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 97
    05-31-2016, 04:24 AM Go to last post
  5. 2008 Saab Sport Combi LED Tail Light Question

    I am trying to figure out which LED tail/brake lights are not working. I have had a new board put in the right side ($580) because the bottom part...

    Started by JACKJTRAVEL‎, 05-28-2016 02:44 PM
    2008, combi, led, led's, light, lights, question, saab, sport, sportcombi, tail, tail lights
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 149
    05-28-2016, 02:44 PM Go to last post
  6. Parking assistance malfunction

    I have had a parking img assistance malfunction see service alert come up when I put it into reverse.... It did it once before but then was fine and...

    Started by Ethantalbot‎, 05-26-2016 12:11 PM
    assistance, malfunction, parking
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 190
    05-26-2016, 03:50 PM Go to last post
  7. Clicking Noise

    Hi guys I have recently bought a Saab 9-3 1.9 TID vector sport... When I start it up I have a clicking noise coming from the alternator/cam belt...

    Started by Ethantalbot‎, 05-22-2016 01:59 PM
    clicking, noise
    • Replies: 11
    • Views: 283
    05-23-2016, 04:33 AM Go to last post
  8. '03 9-3 Vector or '03 9-5 Aero....I am new to Saab world

    Hello, Before anybody tries to rip me for a new thread I tried looking for what i'm about to ask but could not find a satisfying answer. I am...

    Started by SaabMD33‎, 05-20-2016 11:56 AM
    aeroi, saab, vector, world
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 165
    05-20-2016, 11:56 AM Go to last post
  9. Vibrations when in gear

    Hi, I own 9-3 1.9 tid (120hp) y2007 linear, 230.000 kilometres, manual. I started to notice mild vibrations in steering wheel and all over...

    Started by smrkc‎, 05-09-2016 08:03 AM
    gear, vibrations
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 267
    05-11-2016, 06:45 AM Go to last post
  10. Alarm

    Hi folks,<br><br>Was driving my car yesterday all fine, parked it up for a few hours and came back to 'key not recognised, contact service' (or...

    Started by kjenk26‎, 05-02-2016 11:48 AM
    alarm
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 242
    05-06-2016, 09:33 AM Go to last post
  11. Roof Liner Removal for Shark fin antenna

    I have a 2005 Arc 9-3 and I want to replace the rotten shark fin antenna, I have successfully removed the roof liner where it meets the third break...

    Started by Mal72‎, 04-28-2016 02:18 AM
    antenna, fin, liner, onstar antenna, removal, roof, roof liner removal., shark, shark fin antenna
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 233
    04-28-2016, 02:52 AM Go to last post
  12. Exhaust gas in vehicle and poor running.

    Today on way home from work the car started to run really rough and the turbo struggled to do its job in 3rd & 4th. The Cars a Saab 9-3 vector sport...

    Started by Flashbax80‎, 04-19-2016 12:38 PM
    exhaust, gas, poor, running, vehicle
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 511
    04-19-2016, 02:15 PM Go to last post
  13. saab newb here, HELP PLEASE

    When I cold start my car, within 10 seconds to 1 minute the temp gauge rises to the 9oclock position. It stays there throughout my driving and...

    Started by WhatIsGoingOn‎, 04-18-2016 08:43 AM
    newb, saab
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 235
    04-18-2016, 09:41 AM Go to last post
  14. GM Recall

    Hello again, I just read about GM recalling 9-3's 2003-2011 in the USA due to a problem with Takata airbags. I am wondering if this recall extends...

    Started by Konartist‎, 04-01-2016 07:01 AM
    recall
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 580
    04-12-2016, 11:48 AM Go to last post
  15. 3rd gear noise

    I have a strange noise coming from I'm guessing either the clutch or gearbox. It only happens when I'm in third gear and at low revs (around...

    Started by Konartist‎, 04-12-2016 11:29 AM
    3rd, gear, noise
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 280
    04-12-2016, 11:29 AM Go to last post
  16. 2006 Vert - Fitting Rear Spoiler advice please

    I have received my new bootlid spoiler for my 2006 Convertible - It is part number 12848386. I know this is a long shot, but does anyone have...

    Started by g4fne‎, 04-06-2016 09:32 AM
    2006, advice, fitting, rear, spoiler, vert
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 326
    04-06-2016, 03:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Dit carbon cleaning!?

    Hi there sorry in advance if I've posted this in the wrong section but I've been reading and watching videos on diy carbon cleaning. I've seen...

    Started by squeeb84‎, 03-23-2016 06:00 PM
    carbon, cleaning, dit
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 393
    03-24-2016, 02:30 PM Go to last post
  18. Turbo whistle/whine, 2003 9-3SS 2.2 TiD - Can I keep driving?

    Hi, my turbo is failing - it has started to whistle during normal driving, increasing to a whine, then a scream if I put my foot down. Should I...

    Started by AsleepInTheBack‎, 03-21-2016 07:05 PM
    2.2tid, 2003, 93ss, driving, tid, turbo, turbo failure, whistle or whine
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 278
    03-22-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  19. 2004 9-3 seat belt compatibility.

    Hi everyone. So here's my first post. I've fallen foul of the dreaded drivers seat belt failure. The mechanics have failed and seat belt no longer...

    Started by SwissToni22‎, 03-12-2016 03:27 AM
    2004, 2004 9-3 aero, belt, compatibility, seat, seat belt
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 800
    03-17-2016, 01:18 PM Go to last post
  20. Brake Light Bulbs for Saab 93 Saloon 2007 1.9 TiD

    Hi, Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong section. We had a brake light warning on the dashboard the other day which has now gone, and...

    Started by 158757‎, 03-10-2016 04:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 397
    03-12-2016, 06:53 AM Go to last post

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