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    B234 & B204 engines

    Does anybody know if either of these engines or at least the block was used in any model Vauxhall Vectra or any other Vauxhall?
  2. Re: abs, traction control, stability malfunction

    I think it will be ok and reset itself. I used to track a 2001 93 and on one weekend at a hillclimb it had been wet the whole weekend and finally I got a dry run so I decided to do a burnout before...
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    Re: "There maybe trouble ahead" .........

    Reading the Haynes manualm it seems to be a complicated exercise. Haynes rate it as a 4 out of 5 difficulty rating. Right hand wheel needs to be removed, engine undershield, exhaust, right hand drive...
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    Re: Help Lost Key Saab 9-3 Vector 04

    I have removed airbags from a 2001 93 and a 9000 without issue. Make sure the battery has been disconnected for about 20 minutes and be careful of the clock spring. If you have a cat lock it in the...
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    Re: Seized Steering

    Peter,
    See my replies on the other forum.
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    Re: 2003 9-3 se convertible top problems.

    The special tool is found in the tool kit under the spare wheel. It's nothing more special than an allen key with a hexagon on the end to suit the wheel brace.
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    Re: towbar connection clarity help

    When I fitted a tow bar and dedicated wiring module I could not test the connections at the socket, nothing would work. I connected my trailer, still nothing. Turned the ignition to on, still...
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    Re: 2003 9-3 se convertible top problems.

    This information is for a 2007 - 2011 model but I assume it's the same for 2003 models. The hydraulic fluid is Saab power steering fluid CHF 11S. The reservoir is located in the boot behind a panel...
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    Re: Stop Convertable Scuttle Shake!

    Epic thread dig.
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    Re: what do ya reckon?

    Must have wonderful roads in Ireland is all I can say.
  11. Re: Looking at purchasing my first Saab, is this a Carlsson model?

    I have a 97 Saab 9000CD and a 2009 93 convertible. Owning a Saab in Australia is a long term prospect, depreciation is crippling. My previous 2001 93 coupe was unacceptable in 2009 as a trade in on a...
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    Re: SAAB 9-3 SS Auto Front Crankshaft Seal

    That's fine if you want to purchase the special tool assuming you can find one. But the method I suggested came directly from a Haynes workshop manual, admittedly for a Saab 9000 but it should all be...
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    Re: SAAB 9-3 SS Auto Front Crankshaft Seal

    Jam something in the ring gear such as a large screw driver or use a rattle gun. You may need to remove the starter to be gain access the ring gear.
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    Re: New 2004 Saab 9-3 owner with questions

    Forgot to mention I have an OBD2 reader for my 93, not compatible with the 97 9000. This will cheer you up, I bought it from the UK. If I buy parts out of Melbourne it takes usually 3 days to arrive...
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    Re: New 2004 Saab 9-3 owner with questions

    Firstly where are you in this wide brown land?
    I live in south east Queensland and there a a couple of good places to buy parts and have work done if you don't want to do it yourself.
    I buy most of...
  16. Saab 9000 auto transmission cooler hoses

    Can anyone please enlighten me as to which of the two transmission hoses on the auto box is the outlet hose?
    Thanking you in advance.
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    Re: Saab 9000 door catch

    22mm by my socket set. Needed a deep socket though.
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    1985 Saab 900 EMS manual

    I am considering the purchase of a Saab 900 EMS manual, the car seems to be in excellent condition and rust free. The seller tells me there is an issue with the gearbox, second gear can be difficult...
  19. Re: Cruise control kit - anyone got any instructions?

    I have recently bought my 9000 and the previous owner fitted an aftermarket cruise control after the original Saab system failed for the second time. I have all the instructions but no wiring...
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    Re: I have a leak :(

    Would think it's normal. Aircon water has to go somehwere so it drains under the car. Every car I've had has done that.
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    Re: Auto transmission playing up

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    I bought the 9000 today and drove it about 50kms to home through the centre of Brisbane. The auto performed perfectly, didn't miss a beat. Drove it a couple of times around home and again no...
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    Re: Auto transmission playing up

    Thank you 900009, appreciate it.
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    Re: Auto transmission playing up

    Thanks for the prompt reply Danilo. I won't be rushing into changing anything out until I have checked all the simple things. I will check gearbox mount in case that is moving excessively as well as...
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    Auto transmission playing up

    I will be picking up a 1996 9000 CD next week. It has an issue with the automatic transmission. I know nothing about automatics as I only have manuals. The seller tells me that when the transmission...
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    Re: Hey .... Rear fogs.....

    OK virtualm I have two fog lights both with globes both wired but only the driver's side works. How do I make the lh one work. There is a bundle of wires cut off and taped into the harness, does that...
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