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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, what do you think? Is it worth buying a used catalytic converter? Mine probably failed - p0420 code - after 180000km. I got an offer for a used unit for about 200Eur. I am sceptical, who knows how close to failing that one is. I could try to ask for some guarantee but I doubt I will get it...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hi I want to buy a converter cable to plug into the car harness instead of the amp in the boot. I want to have RCA plugs from it to fit my own amps. I will then run my own power lines and might use the existing speaker cables to make life easy. Saab 9-3 TTiD4, no amp under the seat, but does...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I am removing my old downpipe and installing a aftermarket one and in the midst of removing my old downpipe, my catalytic converter is stuck between my drive shaft and another obstruction. This thing will not budge up or down, and I cant seem to locate anything that is causing it to be stuck. I...
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi I'm new to the forum, just after some advise. 95 aero estate my05, di went the other month has been replaced and now the cats are goosed. my question is as i cant get hold of new cats fast enough- if i removed the exhaust and broke down the cats with say some studding cleaned it all out- a...
  5. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    this is an update to my daughters 2001 saa 93 2.0 turbo, she has been riding it without the maf plugged and its been driving fine, then last night it would not start. it appears to want to start but wont turn over, the code that comes up is the 0743 but no mechanic or transmission expert knows...
  6. Chat
    as above, is this a car or dpf? looks more like a car to me... i thought DPFs had more pipes etc?
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all - Just bought my first Saab (Aero '03 2.0T), found an awful lot of info on this fourm already and would love to get my problem answered too which I havent seen addressed on any of the fourms... In short on the way home from buying the car the CEL light came on (good start!) and I found...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello guys, I am new to this forum and need help on a situation with my car. I have a 4D Automatic Hatchback Saab 99' 9-3 Turbo SE. I purchased it with 144,000 miles and now it is at 152,000. Just recently I was driving at 45mph and my car was losing power( even when I put foot all the...
  9. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hello, I have have assorted bits kicking around after a garage clear out. Cat: £35 collected from Orpington Can possibly ship at your expense. More to follow :)
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 2004 saab 9-5 aero that has started to leak oil onto the catalytic converter. The car smokes while sitting still when running and smokes as soon as you turn it off. I am sure the smoke is coming from the converter being hot and oil dripping onto it, what i don"t know and can"t find is...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi - would anyone be able to provide or help find the part number for the following please? The description of the part is "Signal converter, telephone". Thanks, Tom
  12. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Saab 9000 Catalytic Converter Heat Shield Fix Just finished this and thought I'd post it up as a reference for others. My main symptom was a rattle between 1000-1500rpm that sounded like bolts in a pan being shaken around. Closer inspection revealed it to be the heat shield on top of the cat...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Folks Saab 9-5 aero estate 2001 Y. Just had service at my local indie and also replaced the throttle body due to engine management light (recon unit for £250 +vat)...car going much better now though ! My question is...the light has re-appeared and the garage said that the cat may have been...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    There may be a point in the future when we pack up and move back to the land of hobbits (NZ) and I am considering taking a car back with me (Saabs are quite rare and pricy over there). One of the benefits of NZ is that I understand Cats are not legally required and it is common for imported...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    OK, so moving on from my previous question regarding my completed Nav install (OEM unit in a MY2008). I have sat down for the past 3 hours with wiring schematics and finally found out which connections I needed. Turns out I need a SIGNAL CONVERTER TELEPHONE. WIS has the plug connector for it...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
  17. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Used purchase. 1998 4 door sedan. Trunk emblem says 900 S other places call it a NG. Currently has 71,000 miles. Auto transmission 3 speed with the "SNOW" button thing. I have had this car for 75 miles and 2 days. Am getting to relearn SAAB. Had and 82 long ago. Bought this knowing the...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have a 96 Saab 9000 with 193000 miles on it. I'm currently in the process of driving it from New England to Colorado in the States. She's done fine in the high way driving, even on 12-hour days. However, in city driving, I've found white smoke coming from the area of the catalytic...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 1999 9-3 2.0t with 99k miles, today after driving 30 miles and having the car turned off for 30 minutes, I went to start again and it spit and sputtered, after several attempts it turned over. It was misfiring at the beginning of my trip but seemed to smooth out. After 13 miles it got...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I bet I need the expensive one ! 9000 2.3i 16v Turbo (f/pipe and cat in one) 9000 2.3i Turbo (cat & f/pipe are separate) 9000 2.3t Aero registered April 1995. I am not sure which of the above I need as my cat is rattling. Would anyone fit a second hand cat in these circumstances ...
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