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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I just replaced the rear shocks on our 2005 Saab 9-5 Arc sedan. It’s a pretty easy job except for the (dreaded) rusty nut. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about if you’ve done this job. I first removed the passenger’s side spring/shock assembly. At first I tried to use a closed-end wrench...
  2. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    We have a rusty fuel tank in our 95 V4 1973. We are going to change the tank but will then need to clean out the fuel hoses and possibly carb too (although no fuel seems to have got through to the carb and the pipe was dry). Has anyone had to clean out the fuel pipes before and any advice...
  3. Saab 95 & 96 Two stroke and V4 (1949 - 1980)
    We have a rusty fuel tank in our 95 V4 1973. We are going to change the tank but will then need to clean out the fuel hoses and possibly carb too (although no fuel seems to have got through to the carb and the pipe was dry). Has anyone had to clean out the fuel pipes before and any advice...
  4. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Noticed the last day that I was under the car that the inside of one of the front brake discs doesn't seem to be as shiny as the rest. Car brakes well and straight with about 8mm left on the pads. Wouldn't I feel it if the brakes weren't all working?
  5. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I've fitted Abbott springs all round but the green paint hasn't lasted 5 mins. Has anyone else had the same experience? And yet the paint was still on the Saab ones after 12 yrs.
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Does anyvody know if you can replace the wheel nuts on a 93ss with some that wont go rusty, Cheers
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi.. my 2006 9-3 1.9Tid has got the dreaded rusty wheel nuts can these be replaced under saab warantee or will i need to buy new ones ? Any advise greatfully received :)
  8. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi I looked at a 900 today which was in pretty good condition and had very little rust apart from the engine bay which had quite a few rust spots dotted about, including the beams running along the base on the bay. I havnt heard of this being a common saab problem and wondered if it is something...
  9. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    My lovely red Carlsson has just failed its MOT with rust on the front offside chassis rail around the steering rack mount and lower suspension mount. The local garage's bodyshop didn't want to touch it and the estimate I just got from a Saab approved bodyshop was £1,000!!!!! This is because...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Has anyone had a problem with rust on front brake caliper. Just returned from a trip to France. When washing car I noticed the front offside caliper was showing signs of rust. Dealer confirmed it is corrosion and "most unusual" They then said it is not covered by the warranty but that they...
  11. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    There's been a lot of complaints about the Saab wheel bolts going rusty. Indeed, Saab have a solution - putting black plastic covers over the rust. But the problem should not be without solution. I had new bolts fitted when the Hirsch wheels were supplied in April last year. The "Hirsch"...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My two year old has rusty nuts. [My aero's wheel nuts in case you had the wrong mental image]. I know it is a long running Saab problem and in the past others have organised repacements. As it was having a service I raised the issue - the dealer said Saabs solution was now to fit black covers...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I am new to saab, but have just bought a 9-3 convertible ('98, SE T) There is some rust building up in the joins between the front and rear passenger windows due to the failed seals, i saw an identical saab the other day and it had the same problem a lot worse, what can i do to fix/prevent this...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    morning, having finally found a beauty in my price range (a 00 Aero estate automatic) I have a question or 2 before I pick it up. I noticed the discs (?) are a little rusty through the 3 spoke wheels-I'm thinking that this is ok, but I'd like to clean them up. Is it a big job? Please excuse my...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Well these rusty nuts first cropped up on cars back in 1996 with the launch of new exposed wheel nuts on the Saab 900 wheels. Some TEN YEARS LATER Saab have come up with the idea of copying Vauxhall by supplying these plastic covers on 06 cars. O.K it is a method - I am not that keen on them -...
  16. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Currently I'm in the process of restoring a white 900 Saloon. It's going to be a complete job includinging sandblasting the body shell. I've driven the car for 15 months to see if there ae any major problems with engine and stuff. But that seems ok except for the turbo (New one is ready to fit)...
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I was out yesterday in a 2004 Volvo S60. All the wheel nuts were rusty (except the locking ones). Owner said they were his second set!!!!!!
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I looked out of the window yesterday and I noticed that the front brake discs were spotted with rust - very fresh rust, from the rain we had just had. Now I know that discs do go rusty but I was suprised that they'd be so obvously rusty 3 hours after driving. I dont remember the discs on the...
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I am looking to but my first SAAB and really like the look of the 93 Convertible Aero. Theres one small thing putting me off and thats that all of the used cars I saw at the garage had rusting nuts which look really offputting. Whats the thing here ? Is this normal ? Also if anyone has any...
  20. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    All, 2000 W 9-3 'Vert it has a small amount of rust on the off-side from suspension mount. Any clues on how i stand on getting this fixed through the anti-corrosion warranty with SAAB..? Thanks Ant
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