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  1. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I see other threads on this - non specific to a 9000. Not sure I know what the problem is Just want some wisdom from a serious SAAB mechanic. My 9000 has done 110,000 and has started eating serpentine belts. The second just failed after a few 1,000 miles. I had had no problems with the first...
  2. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi! I own a 2003 Saab 9-5 Turbo. I have been having problems with the serpentine belt slipping off. I took it to the shop and was told that I needed new gaskets because an oil leak was causing the belt to become saturated with oil and slip off. But I'm still experiencing the same problems after...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My crankshaft pulley [torsional vibration damper] fell apart so I got a new one with new belt and tensioner. I fitted all these new parts after some grief with the pulley. We used a handy screwdriver to lock the flywheel from above through a hole in the bell housing. The PROBLEM is now the belt...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a whirring noise from my lower roller but cannot find anyone who sells them. I have seen the adjuster rollers for sale but not the idler rollers. Anyone replaced theirs?
  5. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    What is recommended best for a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE serpentine belt? The V-type or the ribbed type and what brand is recommended? Thanks.:D
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Today I purchased a 2000 Saab 9-5 because "something was wrong with the engine" and i could get it cheap. Turns out it was the pulley on the tensioner broke and shredded the serpentine belt. I already changed the pulley/tensioner and cut away the old belt. Problems: I was dumb! didnt look at...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Thinking 101k miles might be a good time to replace the serpentine belt as a precautionary measure. Bit short of time so will get a local SAAB independent to do it. I know the cost will depend on what else needs replacing (idler etc.) but can anyone give me an idea of best/worst scenario? Thanks.
  8. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello, Trouble at mill.  Lost power steering today, pulled over and at first sight it looked like the serpentine belt had slipped off.  Further investigation, however, revealed that the (quite new) tensioner was lolling about. It looks like bracket that the pulley part of it (as opposed to...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello, My serpentine belt popped off while driving today. I just purchased the car about one month ago, a '99 Saab 95 w/175K miles. I am quite somewhat of a car-repair noob, but, alas, I'm on a budget :). Any help is greatly appreciated :). The car has developed a size-able oil leak near the...
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    This morning, without any warning my drive to work came to a noisy halt on the North Circular. It started out as a flutter and then got worse until with a sound like the big ends going the belt came off and shredded itself. I luckily managed to get to the garage using battery power (225s are a...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi folks, Just changed the tensioner pulley for the serpentine belt as it self destructed a few days ago. As a precaution I also changed the other idler pulley and the serpentine belt. The problem I now have is that the bolt (l/hand threaded one) gets rather warm with the engine running - is...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    did the serpentine belt on my new aero 2.3 this morning. fitted the missing pulley too which appears to be the root cause of my problems. followed the step by step guide and used my basic tools available and completed the job start to finish in two and a half hours. the pulley missing was a...
  13. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    So I was on my way to a gig tonight with my band, got 1/2 mile from the venue, suddenly the battery light comes on. Oh dear... look at the voltage on the EDU, it says 11.7V... and falling. A few moments later I lose the power steering... oh dear... and then suddenly the temp gauge goes through...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I need to change the serpentine belt in the near future as the car's done almost 68k. It's a MY00 2.3lpt with ACC. I've just spoken to a Saab dealer and they show the long belt (as per the pic below and part number 48 99 548) for my car rather than the short version which bypasses the central...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My car is coming up for 60k which I think calls for replacement of the main drive belt. Is it good practise to replace the idler pulleys at the same time as was recommended on my 9000? I'm sure I read somewhere about two versions of the belt - longer and shorter - depending on whether you...
  16. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, I have a 1996 model Saab 9000 CSE which has done 186k miles. Since I had the car, when you pull away you hear a rattle sound that seems to come from the serpentine belt tensioner. Having the engine bonnet open with the handbrake on and pulling away, a friend noticed that the rattle noise...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I am new on this forum....I currently repairing my father's Saab. The belt tensioner is broken once more but I don't know how the belt goes back......I lost the diagram. Can someone help me please?????? It's a 1990 2.3L non-trbo Saab.....
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, Does anyone have the length of belt required for a 9000 without air con? My air con compressor has broken a bolt, and i need to have the car running asap, and to replace said bolt will almost certainly require removal of head to remove stump of bolt still in the thread. I know Kevin...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello, Just replaced pulleys and belt and it seems that it is real tight, although I can twist 90 deg. I know I should have checked belt with old but maybe pulleys are wrong diameter. The tensioner is compressed about 5/8" is this normal ? It took alot of pressure to compress it. I guess it will...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    No big deals here. My Saab is a 1994 9000 CDE 2.3L non turbo, prettiest car ever. Just thought I'd mention a few things about some aspects of my finally replacing my tensioner. Someone might recall that I am the crazy cheapskate that repaired my tensioner boot a few months ago with 3M 5200 and...
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