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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, First things first; Saab 9-3 1.9 tid 16v 2005 Issue; Oil level rising. Smoke intermitent, 10-20 minute drive, mpg dropping and smell of diesel in cabin. The question; Any idea what could be causing this issue? The smoking will stop when the engine is stopped and then started again...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Intermitent icm3 power I have just purchased a 9-3 vector sport with the ICM3 sat nav system. I power everywhere except the radio / satnav. I have swapped out the amp1 and tried 2 others, and have also tried the amp1 bypass but to no avail, and have the red light working at the amp1 and the cd...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey all, new to these forums (grammar police be kind.). I recently bought a 9-3 1.9tid Vector '05 and after around 20 minutes i get plumes of thick smoke coming from the exhaust, no EML showing and mpg falls rapidly. However, if i turn the ignition off then on (whilst in motion with clutch...
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I recently had the issue of the heater blower not working full stop. I checked the fuse and it had blown so replaced it and the blower was working at full blast without the key in the barrel. I bought a new resister pack, fitted it and it cured the problem. The system reset itself and all seemed...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi for some reason today my key fob stopped working, I replaced the battery and it worked straight away. job done I thought. about 3 hours later went out to the car pressed open , nothing, tried several times but nothing. tried locking and un locking nothing. in the end I entered through the...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey guys, I'm new to the place and I'm trying desperate for some advice. My 03 saab 9-3 linear wouldn't start tonight. when I turned it to the "On position" I got this loud noise that seem to be coming from the fuel pump area. Had my wife turn it on and I went to the back of the car and when I...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi. Anyone had this before and can advise? Car is a 2005 old dash, 7 speaker with AMP under passenger seat only and the small green screen. Have noticed a few times when switching off the engine/ignition the volume suddenly goes up as I turn to OFF and pull key out. Not thought much about it...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    MY 900S IS REFUSING TO START OCCASIONALLY AT FIRST I THOUGHT IT WAS OIL GETTING ON THE CRANK SENSOR AS REMOVING AND CLEANING SEEMED TO MAKE IT START THEN EVEN THIS DIDNT WORK SO I FITTED A NEW SENSOR OK FOR TWO WEEKS AND NOW ITS DOING IT AGAIN WHAT EVER IT IS ITS DEFINATLY LACK OF SPARK NOT FUEL...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi looking for some pointers, my 95 aero hot, headlights are not working correctly. Driving home for approx 12 miles beam was DIM and then suddenly went back to normal output, affecting both headlights. Thinking about it there has been occassional flickering when driving before today with them...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Guys Im new to the forum. I have a 93 150 Tid auto All was well, until last Thursday morning when the power steering stopped working. I left the car on the drive Thursday day time. I drove the car about 3 miles without the power sterering on Thursday evening, parked the car for around 2 hours...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all Sorry if this has been covered, I have been searching through loads of locking problems that people seem to have with their 9-3's. I have a 2004 9-3 Conv Aero. Had it about 6 months and love it to bits. Over the last month or so though the drivers door has become increasingly...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all, my 05 9-5 2.2tid wipers have decided to stop working properly on intermitent. It looks like they are stuck on the longest time delay setting as when I switch them on they sweep once and then take an eternity before sweeping again. moving the setting for delay makes no difference. Has...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi I've just driven from Manchester to London. my Saab 93 1999lpt kept lossing power when I accelerated or misfiring. When I got to London it was reallt hot under the bonnet. There's plenty of coolant. Also temp gauge didn't move... What could be causing the misfire - it was also fine at...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I am new to the site - thanks to sgould for helping me - I have a yr 2000 95 estate automatic 2.3 SE ecopower About three months ago I had an oil change done at the local garage, from the next day, each morning since then I get a puff of blue/grey smoke on starting, this seems to be...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have been having a problem with my 95 AERO where it turns over but refuses to start . I have also had the power drop off and return under normal driving (quite disconcerting when you have just floored it) and also a couple of times I have pulled up at traffic lights and the car has just...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 98 9-3 convertible and with the recent hot weather I have noticed that I have a problem with my A/C. It looks like it is working correctly except it seems to stop blowing cold air after about 5 minutes when the car is up to temperature. Everything else on the car seems to work fine. Has...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My Jan 2004 3.0 tid estate has started to play up a little....I only got this 9-5 ,[ my second ], 2 moths ago with only 8.5k miles ! I have had it serviced by the supplying dealer , Haymill, and now with 13K on the clock its started to smoke more noticably [ black soot.. ]. The more worrying...
  18. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 1994 Saab 900 ng and it usually starts with the first turn of the key. However recently every five or six times it fails to start. Sometimes it will eventually start, others I can leave it for ten minutes and it will start straight away again. Now it will not start at all. Any...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hi my 87 manual has a problem with the clutch 1 miute there is pressure there the next minute i have almost a full pedal of freeplay and cant get it in gear i turned it of to check the fluid level it was fine has not dropped at all get back in and it is fine no probs it has done this to me twice...
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