2003 9-3 conv running poorly w/ odd symptoms

  1. Welcome to Saabscene – General discussion forum for Saab

    Welcome to Saabscene - a website dedicated to all things Saab.

    You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, Join Saabscene today!
     
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: 2003 9-3 conv running poorly w/ odd symptoms

  1. #1

    2003 9-3 conv running poorly w/ odd symptoms

    I hope I can explain this well and If there's already a thread I apologize. my 2003 9-3 conv was running fine and then suddenly lost power intermittently, then went from running OK but rough for a few seconds to could barely keep it idling by feathering the gas with the following odd symptoms:

    while barely running:
    1. boost Gauge was all the way into the red.
    2. check engine light is blinking.
    3. wife said black smoke from tail pipe.
    while running OK but rough:

    1. boost Gauge normal.
    2. check engine light on, but not blinking.
    3. no black smoke.
    the symptoms change instantly, on, off, on

    I haven't done anything yet, could it be blocked exhaust, some loose baffle?

    where would you start looking?


    Any help would be very much appreciated!!


    John ( less his Saab)

  2. Remove Advertisements
    SaabScene.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2

    Re: 2003 9-3 conv running poorly w/ odd symptoms

    You'll have to help us to help you....by telling us which engine your car has.

  4. #3
    Administrator aerojon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Cheshire.Uk
    Posts
    5,048

    Re: 2003 9-3 conv running poorly w/ odd symptoms

    what colour is your sid orange or green..

  5. Remove Advertisements
    SaabScene.com
    Advertisements
     

Similar Threads

  1. WANTED Saab 93 Conv (2003 on) right side mirror
    By cachi in forum Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-10-2010, 04:49 AM
  2. CPS symptoms
    By Midnight Blue 98 in forum Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 06:59 PM
  3. 2003 9-3 Conv 185 bhp
    By cousin in forum Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-22-2009, 06:08 AM
  4. poorly turbo
    By MrWendel in forum Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 04-30-2006, 06:38 PM
  5. poorly aircon
    By skett85414 in forum Classic Saab 9-3 & GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-23-2004, 10:31 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.1.2