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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello everyone ! At the start i want to apologize for my English knowledge of the car parts. I have Saab 9-3 2004 1.9tid and after 4 years I’m done. So.. my car has a start problems, he can’t go at the 1st time, I always need to 2-3 attempts to start. After few minutes of drive I can turn him...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hey, so I'm finishing the total front end and subframe bushing replacement and I missed the WIS part of "mark the position of the subframe'...and..."motor mounts to center the engine". The mount notes are made for the Left (which I haven't touched) and the Right (which I removed to replace the...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi there, A little history, have had this car since 2000 and have taken care of it. Did the PCV change, cleaned the sump 3 times. A couple of weeks ago had the oil pressure light come on. Cleaned the sump again (about 30% clogged with bits but not sludge and nothing metallic) and changed...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I have a 2009 Turbo editon 95 TiD auto 3 times in the last 6 weeks when on motorway at about 65-70 it has juddered, and seems to feel similar to a petrol engine dropping to 3 cylinders from 4. It will still keep up the speed ,and when you floor it it goes faster and clears but still "misses"...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi My engine management light has been on for the last 5 years (P1109 -0F Swirl Actuator Malfunction) but since the car runs fine the garage advised ignore it , this advice has worked for 5 years but now the new MOT rules state "Engine Management Light is now a major fail. It must come on with...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello! Has anyone tried an engine carbon cleaning using hydrogen? I've found different opinions and even my mechanic, which tested one an a few cars said it was rubbish. Could these hydrogen boxes vary in quality? I'd like to know your opinion, specially on diesels. Thanks!
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Wow, so it is 2014 since I last posted on here. The old girl (2001 2.0T SE)has been so reliable over the last 4 years there has been nothing of any significance to discuss. Now with 220,000m on the clock its time to replace the clutch so I,ve decided to lift the engine and gearbox out of the top...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Can I just swap the blown 8v engine for a 16v z19dth engine (keeping the manifolds for the 16v engine with it)? Are wiring looms/ecu the same? Thanks in advance.
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi all, hoping for some help, have just recently replaced the power steering pipe from pump to joint under battery ( fun was had doing that!!!!) that works now:D put back on intercooler etc tightened up all pipes, put back on pipe from air box to top of turbo charger, turned car over spluttered...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    2001 9-3 with 101K miles. New DIC and NGK plugs which were installed 1000 miles ago to address a constant check engine light which codes said were misfires. That clear it up. Also put in new fuel filter. Recently (the last 100 miles) the engine will sputter, has killed 3 times, but restarts...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    When I start the engine it stutters for 10 to 20 seconds and then goes on normally. What could be the reason for that? Coolant temp sensor and Lambda sensor new. Spark plugs? Waht are the best for the gasoline B204i 93 YS3D yr. 1999 ?
  12. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hello everyone, As it is written on the title i would like to know how to improve performance of my Saab 9-3 Sportcombi 150hp from 2009. I already have remaped the car, disabled EGR (not by choice) and installed sport air filter. What can i do next ? I heard about SWIRL flaps removal and DPF...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Can anyone help me with this ? Got a 'check engine light' come on- headlamps were dim - then the check engine light went out and then the headlights went to full brightness again... any ideas? Possible alternator problem? - I ain't got a clue ...not that I would anyway !!! Thanks in advance...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Can anyone assist with this...all fluids etc etc are good but when i turn left these 2 lights come on...this only happens are speed never when she is sitting idling...there is an exhaust blow which i will get to in time...but apart from that I cannot figure out whats wrong...any similar...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Some info if someone would be so kind? Having read thro the threads I have some points I don’t understand. 1. Quite a few aficionados make some very persuasive comments about "dropping the sump to clean it and the strainer assembly". I am not a mechanic by any stretch of the imagination! But...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Does flushing your engine oil out before filling with oil get rid of the gunk and [expletive deleted] associated with the crud in the oil sump and the oil strainer or do you have to take these off to clean them.(sorry if the terms are wrong but i don't know anything about cars.) The reason i...
  17. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi I have just joined having found a reference to a Saab 93SE Tid MAP sensor problem on Google. I'm so new I haven't yet worked how to find the subject in SaabScene. My problem is that the engine warning lamp only comes on after several miles when making a long journey. I've had it in the local...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've had 3 Saabs;a 900s aero,,a 9000cdi2.3 and now a 9-5 2.3SE.The 900s Aero made a great low burble even at idle,the 9000 wasn't so good but had a decent sporty rasp when revved but the 9-5 2.3 sounds coarse and wheezy -even though it goes fine.Have other saab drivers also noted this drop in...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    The car has 66,000 Miles on it, runs like a ball off Cal Ripken's bat and doesn't burn oil or leak anything! At 65 K miles the check engine light came on. It was the evap code and was reset at the dealerJIP. Dealer stated that the gas cap was a little loose, so replaced. Now at 66k miles the...
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    The car stalled, it did start again but won't tick over. Being an auto, if you take your foot off the gas it will stall when doing 30mph needing you to turn it over in neutral. Any thoughts on the issue here? Thanks
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