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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all. I have only owned my car two months and discovered wet carpet and water leaks from both n/s and o/s mirror mounting points. I have hopfuly now fixed this with silicon grease and padding out the door seal where the roof meets the mirror fitting. if anyone has the issue I can supply...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So I bought my 2004 SAAB 9-3 2.0t in the late summer during a major dry stretch but now that it's fall it's been raining nearly every day now and it has allowed me to realize a major fault with this car. THERE'S WATER EVERYWHERE. Ok so not actually everywhere however it has soaked the passenger...
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Guys, Currently in my fleet I am running a 'Y' reg. 9-3 Cabrio. Is has done substantial miles ( 238k miles ) and is fitted with LPG. However it has a couple of serious oil leaks. At the timing chain end things are fairly straightforward. The crank seal needs replaced. However at the 'other'...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I didn't want to just change the front main if it's possible I have another source of leaking. Appears to be motor oil. Thought it was an axle seal but it's not. That bearing is sealed and the axle extension tube is dry apparently. Is there a common timing cover failure or oring that could...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    After two flood events in the last year and the problem of drying out the carpets I have now found out (I think) why it does it. The drain from the air con under the dash runs out to the engine compartment. It has been stated that cleaning the pipe cures the problem, I did and then it flooded...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi i have a 2003 saab 9-3 2.2tid, on one journey the oil warning message appeared after 500 mile , i stopped for 30 mins then checked the dipstick, it was clean / dry , after 3 times that day i filled the oil about 7 litres in 670 mile, when home checked everywhere for leaks etc, could not...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I've recently purchased this car and when checkng the washer fluid level I topped up the washer bottle only for the contents of the filler neck to empty on the floor. I've just collected the car from the dealer (not a saab dealership) I purchased it from, after having some other warranty work...
  8. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    G’day All, I’m new to all things Saab, my son has just purchased an 86 EMS 2L 16v that has a nasty oil leak that I think is coming from the timing case area, I have not be able to get a clear look at it (they put the engine in backwards!) because of all the bits in the way. I thought the leak...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have a 1998 Anni 2.3 LPT that just has not got the umph I would expect it to have. I know it's only 175bhp but it is still sluggish. When I accelerate (when driving so the turbo kicks in) there is a wooshing noise that sounds like a lot of high pressure air leaking. It's difficult to tell...
  10. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Right, preparing old Sven for the winter and trying to find the leaks before winter really sets in (as he lives outside in the rain and snow). Got a leak into the boot, below the vinyl hood well, that tracks into the left side of the boot. My problem is that I am trying to get access to the...
  11. Saab News
    I’m back online sporadically after almost 2 days driving on Vancouver Island. We’re in a Buick Rendezvous, which has been a revelation. More on that later. And wait until you see what I drove this morning! But that’s not what this is about. For those who’ve been living under a rock for the...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all Just wondered if anyone has tried the Halfords (not usre of the actual make) UV aricon leak detector and their UV torch and yellow goggles? I have half an idea where my aircon is leaking, but wnat to be sure before spending £150 on a new condenser/dryer. Cheers Kev
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Chaps newbie owner of a '99 convertible, got a few questions that you might be able to help me with! Chuffed with the car, amazingly 'tight' for a 85k mile car but I suppose not surprisingly there are one or two things that aren't perfect. Got a very slight water leak coming in down drivers...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi everyone. I've had my 96 9000cse 2.3lpt 114000 miles for just over a year and it has always leaked coolant, I thought it was the usual heater matrix but the footwell never got wet or steamy windows. Today I found the cause see photo. Does it need a new head gasket? or the head bolts tightened...
  15. Saab 95 & 96 Two stroke and V4 (1949 - 1980)
    Hi I have had this problem for some time already. When wheather gets rainy, some water leaks into trunk, the marks of water having had dropped are on both inner aft wheelewells´walls in the areas a little backwards from the shock absorbers upper ends attachments. First I thought it was the...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 2000 9-3. Sunroof leaks bad during heavy rains (it rains a lot in New Hampshire, US!) I also have water seeping in where the roof line meets the small stationary rear windows, both sides. A big water puddle collects on the rear-left passenger floor, and I can't figure out where it's...
  17. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    my '89 8v Turbo is losing coolant and also seems to be getting quite alot of condensation at the moment. I suspect I might have a small heater matrix leak and might chuck some Barr's leaks or similar through it. I know some engines (e.g. the Honda V6 that Rover used) have some very small...
  18. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Impressive site! I'm a first-time visitor... I have a 00V Coupe and the boot is soaking when it rains. I've checked all the seals and they seem OK and have also sealed around the air vent panel on the offside wing, which improved it a little but water still comes in. I suspect that a carphone...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, just bought my first Saab - 1990 9000S 2.3 - after my Merc died. It has 150k on the clock but a full history including a £750 service at Christmas. Soon after collecting it I noticed a "coolant"-type smell but no obvious signs of leakage. Next day I found a dribble of water on the...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, just bought my first Saab - 1990 9000S 2.3 - after my Merc died. It has 150k on the clock but a full history including a £750 service at Christmas. Soon after collecting it I noticed a "coolant"-type smell but no obvious signs of leakage. Next day I found a dribble of water on the...
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