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  1. Non Saab Advice
    Just thought i would start a thread to discuss different options with breakdown cover in the UK i'm aware that various Insurance companies offer breakdown cover as part of their insurance cover but i have always done it seperately with the AA or RAC this year my RAC renewal was £33 (RAC...
  2. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I had a problem last year where something on the main drive belt on my '97 9000 Aero made bad whining noises when starting, the colder the weather, the louder the whine. It ended when the idler pulley appeared to sieze, taking the tensioner pulley and serpentine belt with it. After replacing...
  3. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello all. I've got a 1989 Saab 900s, a little 4 cyl. 5-speed and I'm looking for help. I'm driving the other day and I'm slowing down to make a turn and all of a sudden the car starts decelerating a bit faster than I'm used to. I then hear a crunch/pop noise. The gear box locks up and...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My 1998 9-5 auto broke down on sunday in slow moving traffic on a warm day. There was a strange clunking sound that seemed to come from the front right hand side of the car & slight non oil smell. I turned the engine off & started it again, it started fine but the car would not move. I had no...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all I am not sure if anyone else has this with AA breakdown cover but I could not believe what I was told when I tried to make a claim. Last Saturday I went out in my 9-3 having not used it for about 3 days. The windscreen was dusty so I decided to wash the windscreen. Pulled the lever and...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Our 1.9TiD SAAB 9-5 broke down yesterday. SWMBO was driving but the symptoms have been described as: Funny noise (akin to wheel rubbing but it wasn't) Burning smell from engine bay Sudden loss of power Lots of smoke from engine bay once she pulled over. The only things I have been able to see...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Thought this may be of interest to some people: http://warrantydirect.co.uk/bri.html I haven't read all the small print but from what I've read doesn't look like too much of a rip off!!!
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi , Am due to drive to Austria in Feb and want to get some 'decent' breakdown cover. Can anyone recommend a provider that does not require proof of service history ( service myself so do not have much proof here). RAC & AA do . Thanks in advance Mitch
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After breaking down 2 or 3 weeks ago, with engine management light on, I replaced my ignition cassette, figuring it the most likely candidate as it should have been replaced under Saab's recall. (It got new spark plugs too). Unfortunately, after a few days of behaving itself, the car cut out...
  10. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Any advice on decent breakdown cover (not that we ever need it :) We had husband/wife cover as part of wife's insurance during past 12 months but this has now expired. Doesn't seem as easy anymore to get spouse /partner deals as the companies I've looked at offer policies on either 2 seperate...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello everyone and thanks for looking.. I would appreciate any help. My wife, kids and I broke down on a motorway today and I managed to get my father to tow us out of harms way, however the car remains parked up and unwell!! The story so far.. Ok well, I have a 9-5 estate on a 53reg and...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Does anyone know where I can find a parts breakdown or a maintenance manual for a Tronic 7 throttlebody? My local dealer is going to save a few for me to teardown and possibly repair.
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have just had this recommended to me from a friend of mine. http://www.theaa.com/breakdownrepaircover/ He took it out when he bought his lotus exige and had used it successfully 3 time this year saving himself £1500. Thought it might be useful. Cheers Mike
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've been reading the sludge threads with interest. I have a 1999 2.3 LPT with 160k miles on the clock. Its got a full dealer service history and was previously owned by a friend of mine. 30k miles ago, the oil light would flicker on going round sharp corners - all in all a bit worrying as the...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi , I know I,ve asked a 'similar' question before but need to get some breakdown cover, for an upcoming jaunt to France, that doesnt exclude cars that have; 1/ been serviced by owner ( i.e. not a VAT reg business) & 2/ Provides provision for hire car ( if needed!) for a value of at least...
  16. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Can anyone make any recommendations on good European breakdown cover, please? Have you actually had to use the cover? Did the car breakdown, or was the 'service' so bad as to cause you a break down? What are peoples experiences? Which companies are recommended?
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