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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey Playmates. I'm getting an occasional interruption in my enjoyment of the old Ragtop. Once a week or so, the code appears and triggers the EML. I've done some research, but before I proceed with the costly stuff - better check here! I've cleaned the MAF sensor, but I still get the EML...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    On an irregular basis there will be a cloud of smoke pour from the exhaust when idling after a temporary stop. Sometimes it is after coming off the motorway but other times it will happen in shopping runs. The vehicle performs normally and does not consume oil. Anybody got a suggestion?
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, I went through a lot of threads describing idling problems but found none similar to mine. When the car is idling the rpm is holding steady close to 800rpm most of the time but sometimes (randomly) it surges to about 1100rpm and drops back. It is just like someone touched the throttle...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, experiencing loss of power every now and then. Seems to happen mostly when car has been put under load eg overtaking / sustained high speed, low fuel level also seems to be a factor. Engine feels like it is running on three cylinders (not limp mode), if you turn it off it then restarts with...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi guys, my car has started to emit some blue smoke on start up some times, its fine after a second or so. also it sometimes idles and revs very lumpy, like its missing unitl you give it a rev or drive off and then its fine. any ideas what could be causing this? im looking to sell it very...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I've just bought my second 9-5, this time an '02 Aero. The last one (an '00 2.3) died very suddenly with a CPS and throttle body failure, and given the miles it had done (190k) and the general condition of it I decided it was time to get out. This one is from a local second hand dealer with...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    every now and then (though I think more often recently), i go for a drive, turn the engine off and then a little later come back and the car won't start. Turns over, no fault code stored but it refuses to start even if i crank if for 35 secs continously. If i then wait 25 mins (15 won't do...
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    starting to scare myself reading posts looking for an explanation on this as people who have had similar issues have said its an oil strainer issue and the engine is about to go pop!? i can only describe it as a quick chirp sound just at point of engine starting, only happens when cars been...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, I have a '97 ® 2.3 FPT Auto. A really nice car, runs beautifully. But, twice recently there has been a temporary misfire. First time after being driven for 30 miles, then turned off for about an hour. When restarted it was running on 3 cylinders, after about 2 miles it cleared. Was fine for...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi all, currently do a 25 mile motorway journey to work. Around 15 miles in (but not always) car becomes a little noisier and when i apply the brakes i get a severe judder through the car. This doesn't happen every day. I have had the wheels balanced and aligned but same problem. Brembo front...
  11. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi My 20000 mile 06 Tid Estate Automatic has on three occasions over 16 months "smoked" from exhaust as described below I have searched forums but not been able to find similar circumstaces from others. Fairly rapid 5-10 miles of A road or motorway then into slow moving traffic perhaps 1-2...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Just replaced my throttle body with recon part! Loads better engine magement light off now. But after warmed up it seems to intermittantly rev like a small blip on the throttle. Also when you push the throttle down its slow to react on the first bit. So when you change gear (its a manual) and...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Sometimes (like it happens once or twice and then doesn't do it for days) my 2.0 has a very odd stumble. It only ever seems to happen within the first 2-3 miles of starting from cold. If I'm stationary the engine almost stalls before recovering, if I'm driving there is a sudden drop in power...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi I occasionally get white smoke (can see it hanging in the road in the rear view mirror) and I think a very slight power loss/hesitation on hard acceleration. Car is 9 5 Aero MY02. Most of the time it's fine, but sometimes booting it gives the above symptoms. No smoke on tickover or cold...
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Can anyone please help? Our 2.3t 1998 has now for a long time been an occasional nonstarter. When faulty symptoms are: - engine cranks OK but does not start; not even for the familiar short period when you forget to disengage the flashing anti-theft-function. - occasionally it seems to help...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Whilst at the lights holding the car in Drive there was a "judder" from the engine, then carried on running as normal, until time came to park up when it did the same whilst in reverse gear. Otherwise runs fine. Any clues - DI Cassette on its way out? (car's done 93k, not sure if DI replaced by...
  17. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi GUys The orange Antilock light has come on a couple of times in the last week whilst driving. Any ideas what could cause this? The brakes work and it I pull over the turn the engine off then back on it goes away. thanks jj
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I know this is an old chestnut but is the occasional puff of blue smoke on starting from warm anything to worry about. The car is an MY2000 2.0 lpt with 80,000 on the clock. It doesn't do it from cold and doesn't do it on the overrrun or under hard acceleration.I know about turbo oil seals...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    A month or so ago I started up my 1998 2.0 LPT auto and I got a load of smoke coming out of the back. It was blue/grey and went shortly after driving off. It has been intermittent for the last month and is only when i start from cold. It then might not do it for a week or so but it came back...
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Every now and then, on starting, there is a high pitched whine from up front. Yesterday evening I popped the bonnet when I heard it and tried to find out where it came from - all I could figure out was somewhere towards the bulkhead on the left hand side (as you look from the front of the car)...
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