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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I am hoping someone can shed some light on this. The car starts and runs fine no warning lights etc. Took it to Saab main dealer and they replaced intercooler air intake hose and did a forced regen on the Dpf. This made no difference so took into a diesel independent who got an error code...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My f**king car stinks! A really musty smell comes out of it, I got my filter changed about 6 months ago for the same reason, but surely it should last longer than this It gets that bad that i bought one of those car scents air freshner tub things and left it there for a night and it still...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All I have a 2008 93 est 1.9tid 150bhp that is due a service (50000) however before i book it in i may have a problem that i need to identify so i can give the garage a heads up. My car is running just fine, it starts and runs fine however when its been running a while i get a distinct...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Does anyone get a horrible smell if they use there windscreen washers? I wasn't sure if it was the hot weather making the water in the pipes etc go stagnant. I did try putting a very small amount of bleach in the water container but they still smell when I wash the windscreen. I also use...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    yesterday had to jump start my 2004 1.8. when running the heater fan ran at level 4 consistently even after I took the key out. However biggest problem is it has drained the battery and now how do I open the car as the remote doesn't now work as the car has no power
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Help, After a week of running the air con, the air from the vents smells horrible and is very damp. I assume I have a blocked drain somewhere, can anyone point me in the right direction to be able to fix this? THANKS Richard
  7. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi Guys, I had the front and rear brake pads changed on my 2003 2.0t 9-5 vector auto just over a month ago with after market pads. They've been fine up until tonight where after being stuck in very slow moving traffic for 10-15 minutes I put my foot down and did 70 for a couple of miles slowing...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Might not like the answer I get to first question. Have 1.9 TiD (MY 08). When I pull intro the drive I have noticed a "bleachy" smell from the exhaust, only for a short while then it disappears as the car settles. Always thought this indicated a dodgy cat converter but never had a diesel before...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    After using my 9000, the outside of the car smells of fuel. It's not overpowering - it's not strong enough to be a fuel leak (I hope), and I'm not losing any fuel as far as I can see. MPG is normal. Really noticed one time when I'd driven home from work (72 miles) and put the car straight in the...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Chaps, I have a problem with an embarassing smelly discharge from an area where the sun rarely sees. Though they don't know where it is coming from, people recoil when they get the first sniff and back away. When I tell them "it is dripping from my rod" they start to run. The fluid is a dirty...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    So, as I was driving home from a day's running about, I hear a thunk, my exhaust became rather loud, and my check engine light came on. When I got home, I opened my hood and found this: That explains the noise and CEL - The O2 sensor is out of the Exhaust stream now. I've got a wizard of an...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Just noticed my air con has started to smell a mouldy / fusty / damp sort of smell any ideas?? MY02 9-3
  13. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    When I start the car up in the morning and the air con blows it smells a bit stale but soon goes away. Whats the best way to get rid of the smell? Thanks V
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Oh my Gawd! Had the car three weeks and the damn thing is leaking water from a breather pipe down next to the front left foglight! What the hell is that? It is very hot steam rather than water and it stiunks of rotten egg so I assume it is an overflow from the rad. Now here is the thing. No...
  15. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    This is a problem that occurs fairly often - air conditioning / climate control gets smelly because it's not used enough in the Winter months, and bacteria grow in some technical bit of it that I don't understand. We had the same problem with our Espace, so with a week in France coming up I...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have a 2002 Tid with 20k miles and have noticed recently that there is a strong diesel smell at tickover both inside and outside the car. I can see no obvious leaks and the fuel consumption is fine. Is there some filter blocked and has anyone else had this problem?
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Still flushed with success at having replaced the front discs and pads on my Aero last weekend and saving a small fortune at the same time, I was a bit concerned to note that there is a "hot" smell coming from both wheels after a 60 mile run. I can't see anything wrong but the discs are too hot...
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Dear all, It's been a while since I've posted a message. But here I'm now. My 93SS has about 10.000km. on the clock and will be going in for it's first service next week. So far so good, not a lot of problems except a few ratlles and squeaks and also a few times the sat nav positioned me...
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    when i switch the air con on i get a realy bad smell in the car any ideals i no theres a filter some where but i dont no where it is.
  20. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Ihave a 2002 9-3 diesel with an auxilliary heater for the diesel. Recently with the cold weather I have become used to the smoke coming out from below the car when I stop (it gets a few funny looks tho ! ). When I am driving and the heater comes on some diesel fumes enter the car. Is this normal...
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