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  1. Is your steering fluid cool?
    For adequate operation and lasting service of your power steering system, steering fluid temperature should be kept at certain temperature range. If it overheats, the whole steering system may fail, which leads to quite costly repair. It is the power steering oil cooler, which is responsible for...
  2. 2005 9-5 auto fluid check

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I recently did a thorough flush (three times) on my auto box about a fortnight ago and thought I'd check the level today. I took it for a run round the block and got it up to running temperature and took a reading. I was horrified to see how low it was (way below min) . Stopped the car (engine...
  3. Leaking power steering fluid

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 9-3 Se 4 door salon. I'm Leaking power steering fluid enough that i have to fill it about once a week. I think it's leaking from the power steering cooling line? If this is the case what labor does this involve to replace it myself? How hard of a job is it to do? Thank you.
  4. Power steering fluid leak....

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Evening all... I took advantage of the rare decent weather (well, it wasn't raining for once!) and took my 9-3 convertible for a blast. Trouble is, when I got back I noticed an oil slick under the passenger side front wheel... Following some in depth analysis it appears that I have a power...
  5. Brake fluid reservoir and bleeding

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Recently replaced the alternator but lopped off the silly nozzle on the plastic brake fluid reservoir in the process, did a temp stick-back-on-job with superglue which seemed fine until yesterday the brake warning light came on with the singing ding doing audible note! Noted the brake fluid was...
  6. 2006 9-3 1.9 TDI power steering fluid leak

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    This is my daughters car and I had it round for an oil and filter change at the weekend (new sump plug on order but thats another story), she told me the power steering is loosing oil and there is a stain on her drive. With the undertray off there was an oily patch at the rear left on the...
  7. Is it worth changing the brake fluid?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    After my most recent self repair job of changing the rear pads I took the top off the brake fluid reservoir and noticed the fluid looked a bit cloudy. So its got me wondering just how long it's been in there. I have no issue with the effectiveness of the brakes but I'm thinking that maybe a...
  8. Saab 9-3 TTID Automatic, should I change the gearbox fluid?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi guys My car has no mention in it's history of ever having a gear oil change done.....:confused: The mileage is around 140k now and it has no issues with changing gears when in Drive or when in manual/reverse/park/neutral. My question is should I get it changed even though there is no...
  9. Auto gearbox fluid - change or not?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 2007 9-3 TiD has the six speed AW auto gearbox. Now according to the service schedule, the fluid should be 'changed' at 72,000 miles at the same time as the cambelt and water pump. I've just yesterday had these latter two jobs done as the car is at 66,000 and I like the idea of a margin of...
  10. Transmission fluid change intervels

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a Saab 2.0ltr vector saloon auto /petrol, I have had the car five years and it still runs well. I have had it serviced twice yearly. My query is --- My auto fluid was black when i dipped it. I had a partial fluid change, but it is still dark coloured with a hint of pink. The car runs...
  11. 2003 9-3 se convertible top problems.

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I recently bought my saab knowing that the top did not work for some reason. when I took a look at the pump the fluid reservoir was empty, but I did not see any signs of a leak logically though I know there has to be one I could use some help. Where are the common places for leaks in this...
  12. 9-5 auto gearbox fluid

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I was wrongly sold Fuchs ATF 4000 instead of ATF4400 and topped up my gearbox with half a litre. Will it cause damage? Are they both mineral or is 4000 synthetic?
  13. Power Steering Fluid loss

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Got a nice surprise on the way home from work tonight, a loud groaning noise especially when making a right turn. Carried on home as I figured it was either power steering or something on the auxiliary belt causing the problem. Got home and checked the fluid level, and non existent. After I was...
  14. Best place to buy MTF0063 fluid

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Where is the best place to buy the gear box oil from? Is it worth upgrading to some red line make? If so which one?I have looked thru the forums and there seem to be lots of chat about the oil.
  15. Steering fluid flush

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Has anyone got a good procedure to flush the hydraulic steering system before putting in clean fluid?
  16. MR2 power steering fluid - FAO Kez

    Non Saab advice
    Need to know what to use on my 2001 MR2 Mk3 - has the electric p/s pump the fluid colour is sh*t, it is black/grey/brown in colour and the steering is tightening up when hot - suspect fluid needs changing, coming up on 94k miles, unlikely it has been done before. Serviced the steering knuckle...
  17. Which power steering fluid?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, My power steering fluid seems to have dropped a quarter, not sure if it goes with age or if I've got a leak. Cant see anything that is leaking. No symptoms either. So to keep me going for the time being is the Halfords ATF fluid compatible or do I need to buy the specific CHF 11S or CHF...
  18. 2006 Saab 93 auto fluid change

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi folks..I apologise for asking this rather than trawling the search function and loads of posts... Our 2006 Saab 93 Vector Convertible with the 170bhp 2.0 T engine and 5 speed auto box is coming up to its next major service.. This includes an ATF fluid change... It came with a warranty so I...
  19. wrong fluid in auto box?

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I've been looking through the old invoices from before I had the car. It says on the invoice they put 7 litres of atf-u fluid in. ThIs is the wrong stuff isn't it? I have done 5000 miles will it do any damage?
  20. limited performance message; starter fluid sprayed directly into turbo inlet

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi: I am the proud owner of three -- count 'em three -- saabs: 1996 900 SE Convertible (know this car inside-out) 2004 9-3 Arc 2007 9-3 Linear Plus I have a '73 911T (fully restored CIS model), '03 Insight, '04 T&C, '85 944 (my 15 year-old son's actually -- a friend gave it to him) and a...