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    Not had any major issues with any of the three...

    Not had any major issues with any of the three 9-5's I've owned. The earliest one (1998) needed a throttle body at 70,000 miles. The last two Aeros (2002 & 2006) have been given the Hirsch upgrades...
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    Welcome! :) I've just done the uni collection ...

    Welcome! :)

    I've just done the uni collection trip. My Aero is a tuned automatic. Managed a bit over 30 mpg.
  3. The Highway Authority will be responsible for the...

    The Highway Authority will be responsible for the road maintenance, but only for the original road. Also they are only liable for damage if they are shown to have been negligent.

    They will not be...
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    My 2007 Aero Estate has been pretty good. It's...

    My 2007 Aero Estate has been pretty good. It's been doing 20,000 miles a year until I retired. Yesterday we did a 300 mile round trip to Doncaster to see mother in law in her home, and today we did...
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    A lot of modern cars wear out the rear discs. ...

    A lot of modern cars wear out the rear discs. They are applied automatically as part of the electronic stability system. In the old days the rear brakes were hardly used. You need to know what you...
  6. Thread: Saab ttid

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    Welcome! :) Not all error codes show up as a...

    Welcome! :)

    Not all error codes show up as a warning light. Some need to be triggered a certain number of times within a set period.

    But, the usual problem with a diesel seems to be the...
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    To find out what is standard and what is optional...

    To find out what is standard and what is optional on a new car, go to the Saab GB website and choose "Build Your Saab".

    It lists all the standard things and all the options. The cornering...
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    Have a look at the online sites for prices. ...

    Have a look at the online sites for prices.

    Any of the big manufacturers tyres will be fine - Goodyear, Michelin, Bridgestone, Dunlop, Pirelli etc. Second rank tyres can be good too. Which...
  9. Thread: 9-3 aero ss 03

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    Remove the airbag in the centre. Undo the...

    Remove the airbag in the centre.

    Undo the centre bolt.

    Pull off.

    The airbag is held by two sprung wires. Move them aside. Access is through the two holes behind the steering wheel.

    Are...
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    At the mileage you plan, you should have no...

    At the mileage you plan, you should have no trouble. The diesel engine seems to have problems with low mileage use, although the mods since about 2008 have improved it.

    As to the basic car our...
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    When my warranty ran out, the dealer offered an...

    When my warranty ran out, the dealer offered an end of warranty checkover about a month before the last date. I didn't ask. They offered. No charge.
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    Welcome! :) Yes, it's the same. You can...

    Welcome! :)

    Yes, it's the same. You can disconnect the audio, battery etc. at any time. You radio will only work in your car.

    If for any reason you leave the radio disconnected for a longer...
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    Yes. Wires and loose pins etc. Anything that...

    Yes. Wires and loose pins etc. Anything that causes a poor circuit.
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    Just checked P1334 is the same as P1312 but for...

    Just checked P1334 is the same as P1312 but for Cylinders 3 & 4. So I would say you have a general ignition fault covering all four cylinders.

    Look at DI cassette and the wiring loom. Wiggle it...
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    Someone else had a P1312 recently. It was a...

    Someone else had a P1312 recently. It was a spark fault on Cylinders 1 & 2. Saab suggested a fault in a spark plug, the ignition discharge modules or the loom wires betwen the top of the engine and...
  16. Thread: Holding back

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    Don't rely on the boost gauge because it's a...

    Don't rely on the boost gauge because it's a dummy! It's not connected to the air pressure in the inlet. It shows a signal generated electronically by the ECU. It can give a guide, sometimes, but...
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    Which car?

    Which car?
  18. It might work. But I would be a bit wary. ...

    It might work.

    But I would be a bit wary. There are several things to consider. The 16 inch wheels will be a tight fit, probably OK but I don't think that every style of wheel will fit.
    ...
  19. CIM is the Column Integration Module - the bit...

    CIM is the Column Integration Module - the bit around the steering column with the wiper and lighting stalks sticking out of it.

    12801010 is the ignition switch.

    ...
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    The book says that you undo the rear two Torx...

    The book says that you undo the rear two Torx screws. Then the front unhooks.

    But...

    ... I tried this on my driver's seat. The screws have been fitted with Loctite!! :eek: I couldn't move...
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    Has it really dropped to limp home mode or just...

    Has it really dropped to limp home mode or just gone to a no-boost condition?

    If it's in limp home you will need to do a manual reset. A small screwdriver to lift the latch and let the two parts...
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    ECU Testing (http://www.ecutesting.com/saab.html)...

    ECU Testing have been recommended. Also BBA Reman.
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    Carb Cleaner is the right stuff. If you have...

    Carb Cleaner is the right stuff.

    If you have electrical soldering skills, check the solder joints to the connector on the throttle body circuit board. Occasionally they crack and go open citcuit.
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    PCV System...

    PCV System

    There is the basic kit which is just the pipes that are modified and the Enhanced kit that includes all the pipes, including the ones that have not needed modified.

    But your problem...
  25. How the headlamp washers work: ...

    How the headlamp washers work:

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    Here's the wiring diagram - it shows that the wiper switch and the relays that turn on the pump motors are linked by...
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