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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi folks, I've read Raj's post in the sticky regarding his DPF meltdown and wonder if my Dad's car is suffering the same thing. He mentioned he had a DPF full message come up a couple of weeks ago. I figured he's maybe just been doing short miles lately. He's currently away on holiday and has...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Quick Question - My Swirl Flaps have just snapped for the 2nd time in 4 years - go figure. And so I'm wondering - Do I..... a) Replace the inlet manifold AGAIN! at a cost of £170 and my time or b) Do what Ive been meaning to do for a while - i.e. Remove some of the guts from the DPF (as...
  3. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Just been to petrol station to check my tyre pressures as one was looking slightly low and im not happy with what I found. The valve cap on one wheel was completely seized on so drove home to get the pliers on it. It turns out the garage who fitted the tyre a few months back have knackered the...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I'm in a bit of a quandary on this one - I have two key fobs for my 2006 9-3. One original and one from eBay! The eBay one now has failed - battery contacts are damaged (and the buttons were notoriously difficult to push in, a common problem on cheap fobs, I believe?) - so is u/s and the Saab...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    ***that should read 2005 not 95*** The love of my life (no, the other one), has now reached the 165,000 mark and it is starting to show. Bad, and I mean bad, MPG. Really bad diesel exhaust smell (with coloured smoke in the morning). Although she could do with a general service... any ideas...
  6. Previous model ranges, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Bad Stuff: Deep blue 1995 9000 CSE (2 litre LPT). Bodywork is poor to be honest, nearside rear was smacked in by a spanish lorry in early 2008 so has a large crease from rear passenger door to brake lights. Nearside indicator smashed out (cheers kind stranger in Tesco carpark!). Hydraulic...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I finally got my clutch replaced on thursday but when i tried to start the car and drive home from the garage a warning came up on the SID say that the car didnt recognise the key, then i got another message saying that there was an immobiliser problem. After a couple of attempts it...
  8. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Greetings Saab folks. Saab 9000 CSE Auto Eco turbo MY 1997 120000 on clock. Started car outside friends house this morning. ABS warning light came on but brakes OK. Did a noisy 3 point turn with grinding noise in NEUTRAL ! No adverse sounds in DRIVE. Drove home. No funny noises. Parked up...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, Just bought another 9000. A CSE 2.3T 200bhp car with 92k miles. I got it fairly cheap so expected a couple of problems. There is a loud hissing/whooshing noise from under the bonnet on anything past half throttle and the apc/turbo guage never moves from the middle. Power is way down...
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi All Just wondering what was the signs of a knackered wastegate Actuator? I have changed the APC solonide for a brand new one, and running is OK, but today, after I had a carkit installed and the engineer disconnected and re-connected the battery, now it periodically on the run home...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Does anyone have a knacked di pack I need the top cover only as my car now has ht leads and a coil but the make shift cover looks naff. I figure I couldbutcher an old di cartridge just for the cover plate and look normal again. My old di pack works fine but want to keep it for my other 9000
  12. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I recently had my 9000 "serviced" by the local garage. I noticed the engine pinking under load & just recently it failed to start 1st time. (Took about 5 mins, several attempts & then burst into life unexplainedly) Then, even worse, it conked out a few times in some very inconvenient places...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    This might be a tough one: My MY53 (2.2TiD) Vector is in a specialist just now, who've just phoned to tell me that he stuck it on to Tech II and it's telling him that the car won't start because there is no communication between the car's and the pump's electronics. He reckons it's most likely...
  14. Saab 95 & 96 Two stroke and V4 (1949 - 1980)
    Typical - serviced last week - running really sweetly then a juddering start yesterday. Took my 1973 96 to the garage that looks after him today and they said 'ho-um-engine-out-new-clutch'. They quoted a day's labour & £95 for the clutch. It sounds pretty reasonable - can anyone...
  15. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just paid a visit to my local dealership to ask them to have a look at my sticky gear change. The mechanic drove it and said 'I'll order the parts but it will be next week'. Hold on I said..its not under warranty it is an import. Pursed lips as he took in breath..I'll tell you now its not going...
  16. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Just when you think it's all going too well a shock goes west Could really do with not having to think about getting things fixed. Also confirms my thoughts that they are not really of that high a quality, only 20k miles old and the adjuster siezed up, not a problem when it's nicely in the...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Just when you think it's all going too well a shock goes west Could really do with not having to think about getting things fixed. Also confirms my thoughts that they are not really of that high a quality, only 20k miles old and the adjuster siezed up, not a problem when it's nicely in the...
  18. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    recently my sunroof has stopped opening and closing properly - sounds like the motor could be on its way out ?? bit annoying as when its shut its now dipped down in one corner. i think this is going to be expensive. has anyone come across this problem
  19. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    I posted a message recently about fitting a suspension kit to improve the handling of my 900. As is always the case something turned up and wiped me out of cash so I'm back to saving hard. Anyway, in the meantime - are my rear shocks knackered? When cornering hard I hear a scraping noise from...
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