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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Evening all. Did my cambelt and pump a number of weeks ago, after driving down to southern Spain the coolant warning light came on, thought there may have been some air in the system and was just settling down. Drove around for a few weeks and it was fine, driving back up the warning came up...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I recently went to start my car when it had not been used for 10 hours. The battery was nearly dead. The AA guy said that when the car is totally switched off, there is 3 amps currently being drained from the battery.........in other words even though the car has everything swiched off and it is...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there, A few months ago I mapped my 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero 2.0T with the maptuner, I also changed the oil and spark plugs at the same time. The first few days I noticed a great Difference, however since then it's not felt quite the same. It's as if I was losing boost and started hearing a...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guy's, Any advice would be very much appreciated. I was driving when *BING* the Traction Malfunction Contact Service then *BING* Antilock Brake Malfunction then *BING* Airbag Malfunction and so on ........ After parking up the car and when trying to re-start, I got the continuing clicking...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, Looking for a bit of advice. I have a SAAB 9-3 2.2 TiD 53 plate. Over the past couple of months I was experience a problem where the engie would lose power and not go above 2.5K revs. The engine light was on and had various readings leading from EGR to MAP sensor. I lived with the...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi peeps.. went out to the saab today... pushed the unlock button on the key... NOTHING !! ... thinking maybe flat battery in remote, went back in to get spare key ... Same again . Had to pull the key from the unit and use it to unlock passenger door, which set off the alarm, silenced it ... put...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have an 04 9-3 Arc with 73,000 miles on it that is slowly losing coolant. Its just enough to make the sensor warn me to refill it about every 300-400 miles. I took it to a shop today and they pressure tested it and said it is losing pressure but they cant find a leak. The mechanic said he's...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi can anyone help, changed the anit frezze in my about 5 months ago, never had a problem but now every time i'm heavy with my right foot almost after 20 mins or drive it properly after about a month i lose 100-200ml approx of water not going into engine cant see were else i'd lose it as no hose...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Saab Aero 2.0t 53 185 000 miles. Sorry guy's this has taken some time but just a little more advice would be most helpful. I was losing coolant, but the engine ran at the normal temp. Garage did a pressure test and a 'sniff test' and the results were about normal. I can see some fresh...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, this is my first post and created out of frustration. I have an 2004 93 Petrol. About 5 months ago, I first experienced an issue when accelerating uphill as the turbo was close to the redline it felt like the engine was stuttering and what felt like fuel or air starved. I've taken it to the...
  11. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    hi guys my 2005 vector sport diesel is losing power going up hills problem cleared after fuel filter was changed but is back, had it suggested it may be EGR valve, any feedback on this would welcome!!!!!
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi i have a saab 95 2.0se petrol and i am having to top reservior every 2 days ! i have had a local garage look over it for leaks he found none !he said he left it idling whilst taking coolant cap off and said it started bubbling after ten minutes or so and he told me this is a sign the head...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys. I have a Saab 9-3 Vector 2.2 year 2004. I have noticed this past few days the power seems to have gone down, there does not seem to be the poke there was before. The car is driving fine, but I have noticed when I accelarte it seems to increase the air blown out of the heating fans, and...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi i'm losing compression on number 2 cylinder just 40 pounds should be about 150 , its a 1999 v6 turbo 9-5 griffin , is it much of a job to take off the head at the front of the engine ?
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I have a 2005 9-5 2.2 tdi, done 72,000. I bought the car in March, and for the first few months the oil level never seemed to go down... worrying...now I'm finding quite a lot of oil in the engine bay, on and around the engine. Am i right in thing that the head gasket could be going or...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My Saab is losing power, I can put my foot to the floor and it just won’t accelerate. I do not have an engine light on and if I rev it I can hear the turbo kick in, but just have no power. I was on the motorway when it started happening and the car slowed to about 60 on a minor hill. Its not...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all We've recently returned to Saab ownership after three years with a Renault Espace (don't go there) and are now the very happy owners of a 2005 Aero Estate auto, bought from our local specialist. We have noticed though that the front tyres lose pressure quickly, with up to half being lost...
  18. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi guys recently i toped my engine oil up about 2 months ago. it was pretty low so have been keeping an eye on it lately today i jacked it up so i could have a good look underneath. a while back i changed the turbo and dropped the sump to clean the oil strainer then fitted new oil filter so...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi guys , I have a 2000 95 SE LPT. The clutch pedal loses pressure every now and again and as you drive the pressure comes back , but now it has lost it completely. It has had this problem before and having a new master cylinder fitted cured the problem for about 10k miles , however this...
  20. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello, I am still having trouble with my wifes 1999 9-3 2.0 LPT Convertible, it is losing coolant and we are very regularly getting warning message on the SID to refil expansion tank. It loses about 0.3 of a litre normally after a short run, does not seem to be such a problem on longer...
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