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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello All A Newbie to this forum but not to Saabs. Over the years I've had a 99, a 900 Turbo & a 9000 both in 2.0 turbo & 2.3 High pressure Turbo. My current car is a 2008 93-TTid Vector Sportwagon. I have had it about 4 years. It had 175,000 on the clock when I bought it, & now it has over...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    A cautionary tale for you all.. Recently due to buying a motorcycle I thought I had better economize with my car. As some of you may have noticed I decided to sell her in order to downsize to something “smaller”.. I had chosen a 2003 Toyota Corolla that had only 1 owner and a lowly 38,000...
  3. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    The steering wheel in my 94 900 S convertible moves up and down because the upper bearing in the steering column is shot. The column assembly is not available new. I could probably find a replacement bearing if I was able to get the column apart. This is a common problem and I would like to hear...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My car enigine sounds very bad, any ideas what it could be? It drives spot on still, I only noticed the noise when i switched off the radio while pulling onto my drive. It was fine 2 miles earlier when i started it up. The noise increases and gets faster with the revs too. 2008 Saab TTiD
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there ! Trying to diagnose an 2003 1.8t that I'm offered to buy cheap. The car has been driving fine with no signs of anything wrong, but died suddenly cruising at 50 mph. The current owner hasn't been able to start it since, just a click when he turn the key. This was in April this year...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    i have a 9-3 tid ,starting up in the morning is worse sometimes like its running in 3 cylinders ,once it gets to running temp its better but not right there is complete flat spot like a missfire about 1000 rpm to about 2000 , i have gave it a full service, all filters, oil ect, it does have the...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 9-3 SE Turbo 5 speed Hatchback. Today while driving it I shifted into 4th gear and for a second it was like I lost power? But I didn't or more like maybe I had slipped into neutral while giving it gas? My turbo gage went from one side to the and then everything was fine driving...
  8. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi all, I was doing a much, much needed brake job on my 2008 saab 9-3 2.0T and noticed some severely uneven pad wear on the rear passenger side. The pad down the metal is the outside pad. Before I order in a rebuilt caliper, I just wanted to pass it by the great people here to make sure...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I know this may not be the right place to post however I am a newbie and first 9-3 with loads of problems once recurring one anyway P242F PARTICLE FILTER BLOCKED 90% [THIS IS THE 10TH TIME SINCE HAD THE 9-3] Anyway I recently brought 9-3 150hp 1-9 TID, Does run well for 5 mins...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    since owning my 08 2.0T, the idle is starting to get worse. When starting from cold it revs to 1.5K, stays there for 15-20 secs and feels fine but as soon as it drops to 1K or below revs it feels quite bad until fully warmed up. Like I say, its gotten worse but unsure if it is a Valve issue as...
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  11. New Member Introductions.
    Hey everyone I am Jake from Chicago. I recently dropped my tax refund money for a 1998 900se 2.0t 4 door hatch.The repair shop that sold me it failed to tell me it was leaking coolant and that the motor was about to go. Bam! 3 days later its in the shop with a knocking sound. Luckily I had...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Apologies for the filth but weather not good for washing. Was busy throwing on a set of H&R -40mm springs and spraying the alloys Matt black. Before and after below.
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 2008 9-3 Aero, among-st some issues include a bad smell the circulates throught the car after start up, not always mind but it is noticeable. I,m pretty sure it's something to do with the air con as it reminds me of being on a 14 hour flight where a shitty nappy smell continually...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    My amp 2 on my 2006 saab 9-3 is bad and im wondering which part number i need to replace it or could i just install a sub. the amp 2 is bypassed by my mechanic so there is no bass in my car but my radio and all the speakers work. just no bass. could i just install a sub and not worry about...
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  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    As per the title, sometimes I get a noise like a bad exhaust system when I start the car, if I switch the car off and restart it it usually goes away. Nothing else seems affected just the noise. Any ideas or anyone else had it? Paul
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Thank you for reading my depressing story. I have a 9-5 se 3.o T that I did some maintenance that Includeed a timing belt replacement. I have a head off and bench timed the valves. Upon replacing the head, I can't get the timing to come In off the visible marks. Need help as to how begin...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I was hoping someone could advise on whether I need to get this check out by a specialist - I've noticed that there's a strong burning smell coming off the car. This happens only for the first 10-20mins after starting it up and (I think) disappears after that. The smell is noticeable mainly...
  18. Chat
    It burns when someone says bad things about Saab they know nothing about the company and you can't say anything to them what do you say to someone like that is a smart way???
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have an issue where the radio won't turn on in my Saab (display or sound). Yet I have all other sound functionality, including turn signal sounds/chimes. Here is what I know: Radio won't turn on, yet there is a dim backlight behind all of the buttons Dashboard lights up/works fine, all...
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  20. Chat
    If I had gone to the mot centre tomorrow I would have had a 13 months ticket, as it is I only have 12. Didn't read the old certificate properly, but in my defence I did expect it to fail
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