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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    For the last month or so my automatic gearbox Dame Edna 2007 Aero increasingly won't crank, with it sometimes taking 10-15 mins to get going, especially when the weather is cold. I replaced the battery with an especially large one but that didn't make any difference. When I turn the ignition...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello. I've been experiencing this for some time but it is getting worse. This year even during summer (bellow 30 degrees C), on a cold start, I got lot's of white smoke and rough idle until the engines warms up a bit. lately, with colder weather and if the temperature is around 5, 6 degrees C...
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    All A couple of During the very cold weather last month my 1995 Saab 2.3 auto convertible had some issues. Check Water Coolant level was displayed on SID and sure enough the level was low. Topped up and the water was pretty much coming back out from under the engine somewhere. As the car...
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Cabin Heater only blows cold air. If I put it on Re-circulate, ECON, fan on 3 bars, 88 F. degrees, it will blow maybe 60 F. degree air, when ambient is 40 F. degrees. Still too cold for the wife. I understand that there are 2 likely culprits: heater (coolant) mixing valve and flapper (air...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I'm unsure as to which of us is nuts, but... During frosty weather, the bloke opposite is in the habit of following this process... 1. Go out to his and wife's cars, parked on public road 2. Start both cars. 3. Lock cars 4. Go indoors (OPTIONALLY : stand in street having a shouted conversation...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Next issue (I've had every other common fault)... Car has suddenly decided that when its cold, it takes ages to fire up. In the past, first turn of the ignition and it started. Now, it turns over (quite a lively turnover, not struggling) but it takes sometimes a dozen or so turnovers before...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a Saab 9-3 1.9TID (120bhp). When I started the engine one morning, it was very slow in running and thought it was going to stall but it kept going. Then it seemed normal after a few minutes once I de-iced the windows. Up to about 50mph (90kph), everything seemed OK, but then any speed...
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've read a few posts about folks having problems with their brakes during this cold snap. This has been my experience- I went to set off the other morning but could only go forward with difficulty- I thought I'd left the handbrake on but hadn't (funnily enough, I could reverse ok but not go...
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My fathers 2000 2.2 tid has not started well in the cold for the past 2 yrs, the engine turns over half a dozen times (quite slowly) before firing, the battery doesnt sound healthy although it is almost new, we replaced the glowplug relay a year ago along with the glowplugs but this made no...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a problem starting my car. Its only the first start of the day really. It ticks over and over with alot of smoke coming out the exhaust and then finally starts. in the summer the car would do the same on the first start but once ran, start ok after that. Now the winter has come its doing...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, I have a problem that I just can't seem to fix and would be very grateful if any one has any ideas as to how to fix this. I have a Saab 9-5 Aero year 2000. When I start the car from cold it idles fine for about 20 seconds. After that the revs go up and down until it finally dies. When I...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I really could do with someones expert advice and guidance. I have a 9-5 2.2 tdi 04 reg vector it has the following problem; I have had the car now for 3 years and have never seen the glow plug light on the dashboard and the car has always been a bit of a pig in the cold weather to start...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi All, looking tyo buy a Saab 9-3 that wont blow cold air out of the vents. Is this a simple fix, or the mother of all nightmares? Any help much appreciated. His Hairiness Burt
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post despite owning my 93 for 18 months, I have just had the A/C re gassed as it had stopped working in the summer and things were getting too warm, the garage said it didnt seem to be working as well as it should but they couldnt find any leaks. Anyway i did some...
  15. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi, I appreciate any help you guys can provide, I am getting a difficult (prolonged cranking) start up each time I try when the engine has been sitting for more than a couple of hours. It also smells far too rich and I often get a dirty great puff of black smoke. I have cleaned air filters...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have recntly purchased a 9-3 1.9tdi sport on a 2004, The cambelt and water pump where replaced as part of the deal but when i start the car in the morning it runs really lumpy, much like the car is ready to cut out but as soon as its got warm the fault seems to disapear. It seems to run this...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I have been experiencing an ongoing problem with my 54 plate 9-3 Vector Sport when starting the car from cold to the point of almost draining the battery. This problem has been with the car since ownership and has been to looked at by two SAAB specialist garages who have been unable to...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 3.0 TiD and this afternoon as I took my son to work, the engine was missing a few times. Once it reached operating temp it was fine. This is the first time this has happened. It had a new engine in 2006 and I drive VERY reasonably. (40-50 0n A roads and about 55 on motorways.) Any ideas...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    On to my nest 9-5 problem. At a cold start in the morning the steering wheel is stuck, I grab it and force it to turn which makes a loud sound like it is busting free from something and then it is fine all day untill the next day.?..?? I flushed the fluid and refilled, even added Lucas steering...
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys, Had Saab 5 months, have changed flywheel, alternator during time. Recently the car has begun to take 10-20seconds to start from cold. After running for 30seconds you can switch it off and it will immediatly start up again on the turn of the key. This is the same as if you leave it 3...
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