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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    A mystery: I bought this 9-5 2.2TiD about a year ago, at the time it did around 50-55mpg, went lovely, but turbo unusually loud I thought. A few months on I renewed the air filter, and at the time I noticed the rubber hose connector into the turbo was split almost all the way round and...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, Does anyone know where the headlamp filament sensor is located on my 2005 9-5 2.2TID Estate? I have an intermittent main beam failure on the left side only. It only fails when cold. After driving around for an hour or so it works fine. I have replaced the bulb, and checked the fuses (all...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Morning I apologise if this has been covered before......when I first drive the car for around 30 mins all is ok, but after that when I take my foot off the throttle I get the oil light come on then a chime with the triagle.......put my foot on the throttle again it all goes off. Oil pressure...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Evening all, long time since I posted on here so I'll make it a short one. 2.2tids, it may just be me but I'm sure mine never used to make any strange noises when lifting off the throttle, and now it almost sounds like a chavvy dump valve has been fitted, maybe my memories failing me...... Pox
  5. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi Guys & Gals - Got "SAAB 9-3 2.2TiD 2001 Year" (Vauxhall engine) Have removed cylinder head to fix glow plug issues etc, Reassembled, and upon cranking it over, it sounds like theres no compression and will not start up, (was hoping & expecting it to fire up with a bit of smoke) but nothing, I...
  6. New Member Introductions.
    ...and its already causing me grief! Ill be on here a lot i think...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I own a Saab 9-5 2003 2.2tid, and I would like to know with you if TITAN ATF 4400 is a good choice for this transmissions. After warm, the transmission start to delay about 2 seconds to shift another gear and that causes rising engine speed... In cold conditions, it works just fine. Thanks...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm going to make a start this weekend with eliminating the fuel draining back problem my car has got. As advised, I'm going to begin the task of proccess of elimination. Starting with the more straight forward simple repairs. So first task will be injector leak off pipes and also a new fuel...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm going to change the rear pads this weekend, as there is hardly any lining left. I've got the rewind tool ready as well as copper grease and all relevant tools to do the job and of course the new pads! How does the handbrake mechanism work in relation to the pads. Is it on a cam type of...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Been putting this job off for a while now but as the nights are getting longer and the weather warmer, Its about time I sorted this out. So the problem is the non starting problem after a night of facing uphill. I've researched into it a bit and believe it could be anything from fuel leak off...
  11. New Member Introductions.
    Hi all I'm Lee from chesterfield-UK. Had my saab for 3+yrs now. Anyone out there with the same engine who can help compare problems and solutions with? Would be good to hear from you.
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hey guys, I am hoping you can tell me if I can replace the thermostat without replacing the entire thermostat housing??? I will replace the coolant temperature sensor (the one with a blue plug thats next to the thermostat housing but is actually mounted to the engine block) but thinking of...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hey, I am struggling with my 2001 9-3 2.2Tid The car just turns but doesn't fire up. I turn the ignition key and get the warning lights come on and go off,the SID bleeps and stops, But when turning the key the engine just turns over but doesn't catch the "spark". I have yesterday cleaned the...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi all All the best Anyway i have an issue with my 95 glow plugs Basically yesterday the temperature was 3 oC, the glow plug light didn't come on the dash (never does) and it take 5-6 seconds cranking before its starts with lots of unburnt diesel smoke. However today with the...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Wheels aligned calibration done faults cleared but after a few seconds ( 2 ) the warning comes back on done a diagnostic on the ABS all sensors read the same and is this correct?
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all. Need to replace my intercooler and have seen loads of different ones ranging from 70 quid to 1000 quid!! Any tips or advice on makes or prices I should be aiming at??
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  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Shorted my fuel pump Friday and now the car won't start but cranks over. Need to check fuses/relays for the fuel pump but can not for the life of me find anything online to help me! Anyone know where they are? Thanks in advance. Having to bike to work while my car is dead lol.
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Got in my car a couple of days ago to get home from work and on turning the ignition switch on I got this "immobiliser malfunction contact main dealer" warning come up on the info screen. My immediate reaction was "oh @#$/" but then read " turn off ignition and restart". After trying this, the...
  20. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    hi, i have just bought a 2003 saab 9-5 2.2 tid and the brake pedal is intermittantly hard to push, the brake fluid is also quite dark/black compared to new fluid and there arequite a few black specs in the brake reservoir. can anyone tell me what the problem is likely to be with this car ? a...
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