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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, Wondering if anybody has an idea's for me re this problem Im having. Did my first long road trip a few weeks ago( 1800kms) and things went very well, however I have now noticed a very high pitch noise which sounds like its coming from the engine on passenger side?. At first I thought...
  2. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Saab 2010 2.8ltr aero sedan 90K. for the last 10k have had cam position sensor codes theoretically indicating timing chain. No abnormal noises. Deminished capability=limp home mode. Anyone with instructions for complete job. I have excellent mechanical skills given good instructions Dealer...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Had the timing chain changed 1.5 year ago after having dealt with the sludge issue. The chain has been quiet since, but is now rattling again when cold. I dropped the sump, which was completely clean, and took out the timing chain tensioner, which was only extended to 9 mm. I am kind of...
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi saabers,just recently got a 9-3 2.2 vtid no history at all,done the usual jobs ie oil ,filters map maf sensor,yet to do egr valve clean and inlet manifold clean heard these soot up,doing gearbox and diff oil next.am just wondering its done 140 thou,and engine runs smooth ,slight whistle from...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, My balancer chain (and timinng chain) has stretched too much. Balancer chain stretched so much that it ate into the timing cover and made a hole in the oil passageway in the timing cover to the oil pump :eek:. I was getting a low oil pressure warning at low revs and when turning right. Am...
  6. Saab 99, 90 (1969 - 1984)
    I have saab 99 1773 model with 2 litre engine. I replaced the head gasket because it was leaking. It runs fine but when it is cold the timing chain is noisy. Once the car warms up the slack noise from the timing chain disappears. Why is this? What can we do?
  7. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Just had service done at 78k, and just wondered if there is any work I should have done to ensure the car will run great for the coming years. Does the Saab have a timing chain or belt? And what is the recommended mileage to have replaced?
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Just an fyi post really folks in case someone is interested. When I was renewing the timing chain and guides ( engine in car) bit of a job but thats another story, I decided that I would remove the balance system due to a fear of failure. I left the shafts in bored and tapped a grub screw just...
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello, hope everyone had a good christmas and new year!! What is the timing belt like to change on a 1999 9-3 turbo? Mine is ever so slightly chattering. :( And are there any onther recommended parts to change other than the chain, guides and tensioners? Thanks in advance.
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Evening gentlemen, I have a couple of issues with my 9000 2.3 CSE (formerly 2.3 LPT auto '93, now 2.3 FPT Stage 2 manual '93-'96 depending on which part of the car you are looking at :D ) I have quite strong electronic and mechanical background, usually I do my troubleshooting, find out what...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Driving down the road, car was fine doing about 15 20 mph and accidently put car in 4th instead of 2nd car lost all power and ran crap. Managed to clear p0018 fault from diagnostic tool and car is now fine. Anything to worry about or my fault by putting into 4th
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Will this tool work on a Saab 9-3 2.0turbo 2004 reg. I have the b207l engine
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I have 2003 saab 9-5 Aero ,I want replace head gasket,I can do it but I don't know how can I take the head off without loosening timing chain.plesae help me
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Can i change the timing chain without taking the engine out ??
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After taking a 250 mile trip to Blacksburg Virginia and back, my car was sounding a little exhausted. There was very loud rattling coming from the timing cover, so I decided to investigate. I whipped out the timing chain tensioner (after taking out the plug) and with no surprise, it was one or...
  16. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    HI Not sure if i am allowed to sell things here, but i have been clearing out my garage and found brand new chain and guides for a saab 900 classic 8v 2.0t. make me an offer.
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Just when I thought things settled down, the Carlson has an issue! Its been driving fine but I noticed, out of the blue, that the engine was noisy. On further investigation, it sounded like timing chain. I've had a closer look and it looks to be the case. The car has done 114,000 and had a...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi guys, I am looking at a very nice clean 2006 9-5 with 116k. Guy is asking $4500, it has a headlight and brakelight out, and drivers seat adjustment panel is loose-but that seems to be about it. It drives solid, shifts smoothly (automatic)-I'm really loving it. Only unnerving thing was a...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello, What does timing chain rattle sound like ? Does it make the engine sound a little like a diesel ? How likely is it that a 2001 Aero that's done 139,00 miles with 10,000 mile oil change intervals would have it ? Thanks for any advice you may offer.
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, Positioned crankshaft (cyl 1) and camshafts at timing positions, but engine doesn't start. Could be 180 degr out? Wondering how the ECU knows when to ignite, given that that are two revolutions per full cycle. The crank sensor will tell when getting to TDC, but one is the compression, the...
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