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  1. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Not been using the car much over the last couple of years but noticed it's a bit sluggish. P0101 code has come up twice. Can't see any split pipes/hoses and have not changed the MAF sensor yet. Any pointers before I start changing parts? Thanks in advance. Car: 2001 9-3 2L LPT
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi All, My 2008 TTID 9-3 Convertible feels sluggish...I don't know if its me or of it actually is sluggish. Had had DPF removed and the EGR Mapped out. The car was also remapped at the time to approx. 205bhp. This was done is Nov 2012. Current mileage is 118k. Car does 80 miles motorway...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I really need some help!! Last few months whenever i have gone on a motorway and travelled above 50mph the car has gone in to Limited performance (LP) mode and lost power...today it went into LP mode whilst normal driving. It has had sluggish/slow acceleration in normal conditions...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, the 9-3 is at it again. really sluggish when accelerating...then bang on the motorway all aceleration disappears and limp home mode appears but not EML and no codes what so ever. reseting with obd or turning off and on takes this away and sometimes it comes back sometimes it stays gone...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    my 08 TTID, feels sluggish on pick up to around 3000 rpm, feels likes there is no boost until this point, I have the DPF removed, EGR blanked off and a map to switch off this software. It's actually supposed to be a stage 2 map which gives around 230-240 bhp, car doesn't feel like it has this...
  6. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, beautiful 2002 2.3 Aero with 5 speed auto transmission, but it seems to be set on slow to get going. I know the power is there because when the car is moving around 50 kph something kicks in a bit, like a powerband. But from start is dangerously sluggish. I checked the turbo boost meter in...
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Ok so i just bought a 2006 9-5 aero. i love this car and when it is running good it is a blast to drive. the issue that i am having is that after it has warmed up the throttle response it almost non existant. i have done the following things to try and resolve the issue. 1. New NGK OE plugs...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Yo Everyone Whatsup, :crazy: Car is on 92k now, unsure before I bought the car whether the transmission oil had been changed. It just seems very sluggish. The(Gear Oil)Car is my wifes daily driver. I have moved to an M3.....might be because I am used to the Getrag box in the M. Who knows...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hii guys, Car is on 92k now, unsure before I bought the car whether the transmission oil had been changed. It just seems very sluggish. The car is my wifes daily driver. I have moved to an M3.....might be because I am used to the Getrag box in the M. Who knows.... Is the gearbox oil change...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a Sabb 2005 9-3 TID AIRFLOW 150bhp - Vector Sport without particulate filter. My turbo died due to oil starvation, swirl flaps also jammed. So i had : NEW Manifold Fitted Boost sensor tested EGR Valve Cleaned MAF Sensor checked/ cleaned NEW Intercooler fitted Reconditioned Turbo Fitted...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello There Bought a new saab to add to my collection but have bought a dud lol I run a few taxis which are all 93 tid. I have 2 8valves and 3 16 valve ones but im stumped with new 16v one it is verry sluggish between 1000 rpm and when turbo kicks in ... Have checked the swirl bar which...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello, I wanted to get the community opinion on what course of action I should take. Recently I have been receiving the CEL P0420 code, indicating 'Catalyst System Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1)'. The car appears to be more sluggish than usual, even after I clear the code using my OBD...
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    basically what the subject is.... boost to 9.7psi max doesnt event try to spin the wheels in 1st and was wondering if any one could give me some clues
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, My 2003 9-5 2.2 TiD is very sluggish below around 3000 rpm after which power seems to increase rapidly and it feels normal I have checked the intercooler and all inlet hoses It had a new turbo and EGR fitted by the previous owner Could this be a blocked catalyst? The injector seals were...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I have a 2005 93ss 1.9tid (150bhp) auto, when pulling off from standstill it takes about 4 to 5 seconds to reach 2000rpm at which point the car pulls like a train. I have cleaned the EGR valve and fitted a restrictor plate before it but it still behaves the same. Is it likely to be the fact...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Seen this a couple of times over the past few months and wondered if anyone could suggest a cause/cure. If I fill the tank the gauge normally indicates the increased fuel level immediately on switching on the ignition but a couple of times the gauge has remained at the level it was at prior to...
  17. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    hi wondering if any one can help my n reg gm 900 convertible has recently gone very sluggish, struggling to reach 60 on motorway and wont pull uphill.rev counter goes to around 3500 before starts moving. have changed oil and filter recently and fitted new plugs. tried removing air filter today...
  18. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi, I have previously jumped onto someone else's old topic re this, but am still getting nowhere, so thought I would start afresh. 1989 C900 Vert - after unlocking drivers door, there is frequently a delay (sometimes lengthy) before the passenger door and boot will unlock. But I have found...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have just bought a saab 95 2.3 t se model. great car but its slow to pick up. I had a 93 2.0 turbo that was very quick to pick up speed. the 95 is slow from 0-60 and if you see a hill you are in 2nd and its doing around 20mph. can anyone advise please.
  20. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
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