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  1. New Member Introductions.
    Hello Everyone, My 2007 Aero Convertable's rear view mirror is losing it's silvering around the edge, and whilst this doesn't effect the view rearwards clarity wise, it does look a bit tatty. Recently I had cause to visit a SAAB recycler for a battery cover and found Auto dimming mirrors of the...
  2. 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...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, my 2007 tid cabriolet’s 6 speed box stiffened up a few months ago and the gearstick wouldn’t self-centre. I bought the gear turret bush kit from eBay, fitted it and all was well. Unfortunately, now I have trouble changing into reverse. 1st and 2nd gears are a little stiff but mostly okay...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I've got a 53 9-3 Aero with Bi-Xenon's. I've noticed today that the passenger xenon has taken on an orange / pink tinge rather than the blue / white tinge they normally have. Is this the bulb on the way out do you think? Dealer only fit due to the high voltage? Any idea on costs? I run...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    After much dithering I finally got around to changing the transmission fluid on my '04 Aero. It has done about 82k so was due shortly. I've read a number of posts by people who'd done this and many had said how much it improved the change quality. To be honest I was a bit sceptical but am happy...
  6. Customer Service Desk
    All of a sudden (just today I think) when I click on a thread all I get is the first post with all subsequent posts displayed underneath as just a single line display. I need to click on each post to open it up, and it then displays the first post and the one I just clicked on, therfore if I...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all have been searching for ages on this forum for a how to guide on changing the timing belt, I have bought the kit and new pump picking up locking tools tomorrow but my autodata book only goes up to 2003 so any one got a diagram showing the belt and where the locking pins go etc? Thanks
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I thought that I would save myself some money by doing the oil change on my car (52 plate 2.0 turbo petrol) The tricky bit I thought would be getting the filter off. I was wrong, the sump plug is stuck tight. Does any one have any clues as to what I can do ? I have oil, filters and washers...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Can anyone advise me where the oil filter and drain plug are for a 9-3 TTid Convertible and if I have to remove the complete belly pan and pressed steel cross brace to access them, I have looked high and low and cannot locate them so assume they are under there. (how embarrassing)
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just jumped in the saab today, dont really drive it much its the wifes, and found the gear change was quite stiff, clutch is fine, its only done 59k, just wondering anyone got any ideas what it might be?? i havent changed the gear box oil in it since we've owned it so was thinking of doing that...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello chaps, I fancy having a go at replacing the diesel filter on my 125BHP 2.2 tid. The Haynes manual isn't very clear. Is there any no nonsense advice from somone who knows how to do it? Any do's and don'ts. Many thanks.
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all My temperature gauge is quite erratic and it takes an age to warm up, thinking of changing the thermostat? I bought a replacement to fit but could do with some advice beofre i atempt the change! What coolant should i use to top up once i refit the thermostat? Thinking of not doing a...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have just picked up my 2001, 151,000 mile Griffin from my local garage having (correctly) suspected a noisy wheel bearing for a few weeks and on investigation the offside rear was clearly worn and grinding away. I also needed the tracking adjusted again having been forced off the road...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all I have just called a motor trader ref a MY06 9-3 vector sport tid 150bhp. He has informed me it had a new clutch @ at 104,000 miles as it was chattering. Should the DMF have been changed at the same time or would a clutch be ok on it's own? Thanks
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    :confused: Just purchased another 2ltr Aero, has the normal t7 sludging problem. Only thing wrong with it though was that one con-rod had fused with its bearing and had hammered it flat by 1/16th of an inch. No damage was done to the crankshaft, con rod has damage. What I need to know, I have...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Wife drives a Saab 93 conv that developed a steering issue and dumped the power sterring fluid on the deck and required an new steering rack fitting. Garage sourced a new rack for about £270 and said it would be a couple of hours to fit. Ok I said. Just got a call from my wife and the bill is...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi My 9.3 Saab has done 76000 miles. Does anyone know when I am supposed to replace the spark plugs? thank you
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I havea wheelbearing going, its the drivers side rear and it doesn't spin as free as the left, and it's "clicky" when you spin the wheel. Looks like a total hub replacement, is this easy for an average mechanic like me or a garage job? Cheers, Coops
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi all [ my dash is peeling] got new one comeing has any body change the dash . how long will it take . wot to look out for thanks [2004 .93. aero]
  20. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi everyone My 9.3 sport vector has 76000 miles on the clock. Does anyone know when I should replace the brake disc and how much money could It cost includin labour. Also does anyone know a good Diesel mecchanic in the Bromley area and that charges £45 per hour. I don't need one now but just...
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