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  1. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    So I've been searching for a Saab estate for around the £2000 Mark and have found one from a guy selling it on 78k miles. I test drove it yesterday and it drives very smoothly. I did however come across a couple of issues but I'm not sure how serious they may be. Firstly, there occasionally...
  2. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I got a strange noise when moving the gear lever to the right side, second gear, return gear, 5th gear. It sound like there is a kind of a spring which makes "ping":confused: it sounds like there would be penny hitting shortly metal.:eek: Has anyone an idea? Regartds Bill
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all,. 2002 95 6cyl wagon 2 questionsWhat is the small motor sound after ignition off for about 30 SEC's, mine has gotten a bit raspy later and might need replacing after 17 yrs of valiant duty. 2nd: just got a tech 2, love it, 'bout pd for itself already w 3 radio resets. I tripped onto a...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toMLQPwBKoY Just bought this 2003 2.3 9-5 HOT aero and it has this noise which goes away when the clutch pedal is pressed in then it returns. Oil changes have been pretty regular. Any ideas what it might be? - seems so much more of a 'buzzy' noise than I...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    i am getting knocking noise from the front of my saab 93 mainly when going over speed bumps and pot holes it has been to a garage and they cant find out what it is
  6. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My 99 Saab 9-3 has been making a whining noise when I'm in second gear, when I push the clutch in it disappears. It only does it in second gear and has gotten noticeably louder in the last few days. Does anyone know what this might be and if it's something serious? Thank you.
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    my rear passenger side window doesn't fully close and when I operate the switch a screeching sound occurs - any ideas or should I remove door card and have a look? Carlbmm
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi Folks, I'm hoping you can maybe help a friend of mine out. He has a 2.0 my02 95 & he's getting the ticking noise from his engine. He believes it's the Cam Followers with the dreaded valve slap. He's wondering what the best course of action would be to try and resolve the ticking. I've read...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Whenever I go over 2200revs it makes a higher pitch noise than the engine. Sort of whirring sound maybe? My dad thinks possibly a tensioner and brothers said bearing. Sound start similar time the turbo kicks in.
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My car enigine sounds very bad, any ideas what it could be? It drives spot on still, I only noticed the noise when i switched off the radio while pulling onto my drive. It was fine 2 miles earlier when i started it up. The noise increases and gets faster with the revs too. 2008 Saab TTiD
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi All, Started about 3 weeks ago and really on occurs on acceleration, be it slow or heavy footed but ALWAYS from standstill, but around 70% of the time and it feels like there is vibration on the pedal and from the drivers side around the front arch. I have checked under but couldn't really...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 9-3 SE 4 door hatchback. When the car is idling and also when driving it, it's making a knocking noise. It seems to be coming from one of the pulleys that the serpentine belt is on. I have inspected the belt and I can't see any breaks or cracks in it and I tried to move the pulley...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Recently I started getting a grinding/growling noise in gears 3-5 on acceleration. Just recently got the car, and feel like the transmission fluid could be low. Any ideas guys?
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey guys, I've got an odd issue with my 07 93 2.8T. Only seems to happen turning right at speed, i.e going round a round about. Its a sort of metallic rubbing noise coming from the back of the car but it sometimes sounds like it's coming from the front. I've had a brief look and its not the...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi guys I have recently bought a Saab 9-3 1.9 TID vector sport... When I start it up I have a clicking noise coming from the alternator/cam belt area... It's not a squeak defiantly a clicking... But when engine warms it stops... Can anyone help? Thanks guys Ethan
  16. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have a strange noise coming from I'm guessing either the clutch or gearbox. It only happens when I'm in third gear and at low revs (around 1.5-2000) does anyone have any ideas because it's very annoying plus I am a little concerned that I might be looking at a new gearbox (£££££££).:angry::
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    My wife bought me a 2011 93 Aero convertible 3 days (yep 3 days) after my 2000 MCY Viggen was totaled. The Aero only has 14,000 miles on it. I received it about 4 months ago. When I got it it was 90+ degrees outside. Needless to say I had the top up and down several times (with no issues.) I...
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My wife bought me a 2011 93 Aero convertible 3 days (yep 3 days) after my 2000 MCY Viggen was totaled. The Aero only has 14,000 miles on it. I received it about 4 months ago. When I got it it was 90+ degrees outside. Needless to say I had the top up and down several times with no issues. I live...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, Wondering if you could help me diagnose a noise, if anyone has had similar? It first occurred back in April when I was on a 4 hour road trip, it only occurs sometimes and only when driving 60mph+ (therefore my usual commute when traffic doesn't top 40-50mph it doesn't occur)...
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    my saab 1.9tid 2005 8v has developed a strange noise. when I take off the car sounds a bit like a motorbike.(not as loud). when I give it enough gas when taking off its like vroom vroom vroom. as if the revs are dying. extra smoke is noticed when this is happening.my obd reader is picking up a...
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