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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all my name is Tom, this is my first post as I am new to Saabscene. I am hoping that someone can point me in the right direction with the following problem. Late 2007 9-3 Vector Sport Anniversary 1.9 TID 150 Z19DTH Engine 52000 miles The problem I have is that when idling cold or full...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, I am not sure whether they are related or not but a week earlier I could smell a burning rubber / plastic smell from the front passenger side from either console side or under the seat (saab 9-3 2.0t petrol) after I had driven it. I could not work out exactly where it was coming from...
  3. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 99 9-3 SE Turbo 5 speed Hatchback. Today while driving it I shifted into 4th gear and for a second it was like I lost power? But I didn't or more like maybe I had slipped into neutral while giving it gas? My turbo gage went from one side to the and then everything was fine driving...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a 2008 9-3 Aero, among-st some issues include a bad smell the circulates throught the car after start up, not always mind but it is noticeable. I,m pretty sure it's something to do with the air con as it reminds me of being on a 14 hour flight where a shitty nappy smell continually...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Evening all, so today I needed to sort that smell comeing from My fan in the car, so I cleaned out the pollen filter and that gunge under that Lil hole. Can you take the rubber bit out and what is the point of it being there. Also after doing this I now have now washer jets working on the...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I was hoping someone could advise on whether I need to get this check out by a specialist - I've noticed that there's a strong burning smell coming off the car. This happens only for the first 10-20mins after starting it up and (I think) disappears after that. The smell is noticeable mainly...
  7. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi All :) I have a S reg 9-3 SE 2.0 petrol. Apart from the starting issue that I have yet to get to the bottom of and solve, it has started doing the following. When at the traffic lights, or just sitting idling, or even when going down a hill and not pressing on the accelerator at all, it...
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've got a 2000 9-5 v6 and for a short while I had a hard time starting the car. Took it to a local, highly-recommended Saab independent shop. Nordicworks in Louisville, KY. Only works on Saabs and Volvos. Hooked it up to the Tech2 and it reports that the car is moving at 3mph while in park...
  9. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi all, Our 2002 Saab 9-3 Convertible (73k 2.0T) has a strong smell on start up accompanied by white smoke. This goes after a few mins and the exhaust smokes goes as well. Any ideas? Head gasket?
  10. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    The heater started making a sweet sickly smell so I changed the matrix last week. I used the technique in saab9000.com, where you move the air con box out of the way slightly to get the blower out. It was still a dog of a job - and re-tightening the hose clips on the matrix was a challenge...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hey guys, so I've started to notice a strange smell from my AC/heat vents when I turn on the air. I'm not sure what it's from but from searching around on the internet I've deducted that it's most likely from the AC Drain system. Specifically...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi If i turn off the air con and leave the settings on cold i get a musty smell inside? I guess something needs to be cleaned out but what? I have seen air con cleaner/steriliser in Halfords is it any good? Des
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 2001 93 CV 2.0 lpt. I have noticed recently that sometimes when I get out of the car that there is a hot smell. The only way I can describe it is that its like a sort of electrical overheating or the type of smell you get when you have really thrashed the car. It doesnt happen after...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi folks, i have noticed a burning smell coming from one of my rear wheels. now, when i say one, i mean one smells one day and the other one smells a few days later. then there will be a period when none of them smell. the other day when i began to wash the car, the water hit the wheel that...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I've been getting this oil fume smell in the cabin whenever the car is going slow in traffic or has stopped. My local garage had tried cleaning breather pipes, tightened a slightly loose oil pressure switch but can't seem to trace the problem - there's nothing obvoius. It started (or at...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi everoyone i have saab 9-3 1.9tid vector sport anniversary (2007) which i bought recently & although i love the car ever since i have ownend it i get a strange smell which i can only describe as the type of smell u get from parrifin fire/lamp thats burning, having owned diesels for several...
  17. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi my 1993 900 2.5 v6 auto is throwing out whitish smoke on start up and at idle with a smell of petrol once warm goes away but comes back when idling any idears where to look. car runs ok no oil in water or water in oil doesnt use any oil or water.i only do short journeys getting around 19...
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi Everybody, I have a 1995 900 SE convertible, 2.0T engine with 163k miles on it. Last week I started noticing that after coming to a stop, the inside of the car would fill with the smell of gas/fuel. It reeked to the point that I had to open the windows! I noticed that this was worse...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 2002 estate (2.3t auto) and last couple of days I can smell petrol when I am exiting the car, is there any history of fuel leaks or problems in this area? My old honda had three fuel pipes from the tank to the engine (supply, return and breather) and they were enclosed in plastic...
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Thought I'd share this one. Been increasingly concerned by a strong oil smell in the cabin, partic. when sat idling. Replaced the usual suspects - CPV hoses etc, Cam cover oil seal to no avail other than at 120k they probably needed doing. Turbo was done 40k ago so hopefully not that. My local...
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