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  1. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I see other threads on this - non specific to a 9000. Not sure I know what the problem is Just want some wisdom from a serious SAAB mechanic. My 9000 has done 110,000 and has started eating serpentine belts. The second just failed after a few 1,000 miles. I had had no problems with the first...
  2. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    I am trying to hunt down an idler/ jack shaft for my 1977 99 ems. I believe the part # is 8358509. Please pm or email me at maarlen at gmail. com
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi peeps! New to saab scene, thanks for letting me join. :girl:need help big time! Got an old1998 saab 9-3 2.0s aero. Yesterday it decided to give up the ghost on me. Thinking it was only auxiliary belt I ordered a new one. On closer inspection the belt hadnt broke, but the idler pulley has...
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, Quick introduction, I'm Graham and we bought our first Saab a week ago. It's a 1998 2.0 SE Convertable with 87,000 miles. Today though, it appears that the idler pulley for the serpentine belt/ aux drive belt exploded, taking the drive belt with it which is now in bits all over the engine...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a whirring noise from my lower roller but cannot find anyone who sells them. I have seen the adjuster rollers for sale but not the idler rollers. Anyone replaced theirs?
  6. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Brand new, boxed in original Saab box, unused Saab jackshaft for Saab 99 turbo. Last time I looked these cost over £500 from Saab - but that's academic because they are no longer available new from Saab. Saab 99 idler shaft (jackshaft), Saab part number: 8358509 Now extremely rare / impossible...
  7. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Folks, Finally got around to changing the 2 idler pulleys today - the car had been whining like hell and I had a feeling it had to be these. Sure enough the old idlers rattled around in their bearing races so much I'm surprised they hadn't broken up. I made up a trusty home-made compression...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi there, first time post, so be gentle! I have an '02 plated HOT Aero 93, with 72k on the clock, servicing kept up to date. Had a long road trip south this weekend, and there was a funny rubbing sound as I was driving. After about 300 miles, after a stop, the engine mgmt light came on - never...
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My 1997 GM900s auto had a new poly belt 6 months ago and a new idler pulley 6 years and 30,000 miles ago following a failure. I have noticed a "rubbing" sound recently that appears at idle but disappears as the revs increase. I haven't been able to get the car to bits to find out where it is...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, the idler pulley on my 9-3 1.9 tid has disintergrated causing the belt to slip as i`m presuming the tension on the belt has slackened off, when the engine turns over the belt DOES NOT TURN however i cant hear the dreaded sound of pistons hitting valves am i right in thinking the valves...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    One of the pulley on my Gm 900 2.0i 1997 siezed and disintegrated. In the process it also shredded the auxilary drive belt. The wife was driving the car at the time.Bless her .luckily it was only about 1/4 mile from home. I was hoping you may be able to give me the diameter of the idler? As i...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I am new to this and looking for some advise. I drive an S reg Saab 93 turbo and a couple of days ago, there was a slight griding noise coming from the engine. After having opened the bonnet I think the noice is coming from the belt and after looking through the forum think it coule be the...
  13. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I've just replaced the serpentine belt and the tensioner pulley on my 1996 9000 CS. Just as well too as the belt was in very bad shape with numerous cracks along the inside of its entire length! The car has done 75000 km. I had planned on replacing the tensioner pulley with a new one but once we...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Typical! Car running great and when I offer it up for sale, the snake belt pulley starts playing up when I am 200 odd miles away from home with limited tools. Anyone done one of these and can offer any help as to method and difficulty? Thanks.
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Saturday, the auxilliary drivebelt idler pulley started chirping (dry bearing?). I had just started the car on my driveway and I heard it start. A quick listen under the bonnet confirmed it, so I abandoned what I was doing and took the engine mounting off, took the tension off the belt and...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I've been trying to replace the top plastic idler pulley on my 1994 GM900 2.0Turbo Got the thing off, no problem. Unfortunately when putting the new one on, I just can't seem to get the bolt to catch the hole. The clearance to manoeuver the bolt, tools or fingers is just too tight. Any...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I've just bought a pulley on ebay, an idler pulley on the serpentine belt. It is (allegedly) either 4029930 or 4901625 which I believe are the Pt Nos for my 1996 CSE A/C. Now then - I need to buy the "other" one before I do the job and I don't know which one I've got. Does anyone know them...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, Just wanted to reinforce the idea of replaceing both idler pullies at the same time. I replaced just the tensioner pully a few thousand Kms back (maybe 2-4 thou) and just today, the other one siezed up on me and melted its way off the engine. luckily it didn't destroy or even damage the...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    the idler pulley is squeaking like hell on my turbo, is it an easy job to do? Haynes only gives it a couple of paragraphs Are they expensive?
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Well, the idler pulley is ruined along with the serpentine belt. i just order new ones along with the serpentine compressing tool. anyone have any tips for this. i've only used the socket type serpentine tool and the belt was never "trapped" like the saab is. thanks
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