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  1. New Member Introductions.
    Hi everyone, I've been a Saab owner for a couple of years but a fan a lot longer but I do admit to favouring the convertible. Recently my Saab developed a fault (timing chain jumped a couple of teeth) I don't know whether to fit a brand new engine at £950 or pay the garage £1000 plus parts to...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    well it through a tantrum yesterday, drove around a few times local places no problems anyway went shop pick up some booze, on way back it decided to miss as soon as i drove off really, da da da da da da cleared da da da da cleared da da da da da cleared then drove ok with plenty of boost...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Had my Saab 93 a couple of days now and its always started straight away, but today it took 3-4 seconds to fire with a big ploom of white/blue smoke out the back, i look at the heater plugs and one is covered in oil, the other 3 are clean. could this cause poorly starting? no lights on dash and...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi guys, I've got a 2001, 2.3 ecotec aero turbo that has developed a gearbox problem it won't go in reverse without rolling backwards which is properly annoying I've been told it would be just as easy changing the gearbox but there's a few different ones about can anyone tell me which is the...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Oh man. Sent car to Hyndai/Saab last Thursday, the phone call came, "Your Saab needs some serious work doing." Here goes... :Front spring - Fractured. Best to replace both. :NSR Cross stay excessive play. :Rear discs scored, and some corrosion. :Oil leak around rear main oil seal, req further...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I hope I can explain this well and If there's already a thread I apologize. my 2003 9-3 conv was running fine and then suddenly lost power intermittently, then went from running OK but rough for a few seconds to could barely keep it idling by feathering the gas with the following odd symptoms...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi, wondered if anyone could help me please? I have a Saab 9-3 (2004) 2Ltr Turbo Vector, mileage 120k and drive about 15-17k a year, half motorway, half road (UK miles). The radiator has been leaking for a few weeks so I was filling up the coolant every other day or so until the MOT was due...
  8. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Dear all, My much-loved 9000 Anni suffered a sudden loss of power accompanied by a "Check Engine" warning whilst driving the other day, and now delivers hardly any power when the clutch is engaged, before stalling. The check engine light does not stay on when the engine is started, so I can't...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Dear Saab folk, My 9-5 03 2.2 TiD (127k) is doing it's bit to reduce fuel consumption. It feels that, rather than turn the diesel into kinetic energy, it will just let some of the diesel come out of the fuel injector pump. My choice: Either find a way to collect the diesel and put it back...
  10. Saab News
    Other websites have a Question of the Day. For me, there’s only one question that seems to be of consequence right now, and the answer might just provide the key to Saab’s survival. Why are Saabs selling so poorly in 2008? The scenario Saab sales in 2008 are well down on 2007 levels in...
  11. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Anybody help me? my 2 litre 900 tubo is sick, when it gets hot it feels like its missing and there is a smell of fuel, runs like a dream when its cold and I am motoring, but get stuck in traffic and after a short time it starts. It wont pick up on the accelorator when this fault occurs. When I...
  12. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
  13. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    On sunday whilst enjoying the sunny day in the Lake District in the vert c900S '93, I adjusted the passenger recline on the seat, to check out the blue sky you understand. Must have done something else too cos it wouldn't adjust back and the wheel had become very loose although still attached...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    well it appears my turbo is finally begining to die,seal are on there way and its also leaking oil from between the housings so the question is guys do any off you have a decent turbo you want to sell? its a garret T25 for a 2.3 carlsson. just mailed turbo technics for a price on overhauling it...
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Oh dear, the wife pulled out of a turning and got cloughted!!!! Still she and the 2 little ones are fine... However my poor 9000, seems the drivers front wheel took most of the impact.. List: wheel at wrong angle, possibly stuffed the antiroll bar wishbone is slightly kinked the wing is toast...
  16. Saab News
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/arti...in_page_id=1812 Report in todays Daily Mail stating that 42.87% of people holding 3rd party warrenties have made a claim on Saabs. Only Jeep and Land Rover fair worse Results released by warranty firm Warranty Direct.
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    A Very big thank you to Chris b and Leon, seems that your doubt about ecu coming out of car were right. Turn's out to be something to do with throttle body, good clean and everything ok, although just been told rear hub on its way. If only i had cleaned it properly!, or should i say known...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Well got my babe into garage, Fault found in ECU,But couldn't clear it because ECU needs to come out of car and be done whilst on bench? also suspect Lamda Sensor, Although guy believes this to be red hearing. The guy is now taking it in on Friday to clear ECU, Will keep all updated. Any...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Well guy's looks like a need some advice. Whilst driving a couple of days ago my babe cut out, started fine. Today mrs driving(well sort of, piont of discussion in our house) Engine cut again, struggled to start! Check engine light now on. Got home to check, fired ok, but could hear clicking...
  20. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    the bad news is my aircon is poorly the good news is i know what is wrong i have a holly alloy pipe but not sure if the conpressor is passed its best until the pipe is put on has anybody anyidea of cost for the pipe and has anybody got a spare compressor for free well i had to ask
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