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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I've just got a rear snap coil spring, so I need to replace. I've ordered 2x new coil springs, but do I need to order any new rubber, bolts, etc? I've got a socket set with E18 which I think from reading is what the Torx bolt at the hub end is, usually can you reuse the same bolt or will it...
  2. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    After thorough investigation with friends yesterday I have deduced that it's time to replace the front struts and springs being that the springs were literally hanging around the strut not doing anything and on the left side the spring wasn't even on the strut tower:mad:. Any tips or tricks I...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I was trying to locate a squeak and put my finger towards the back of the ashtray where it then got trapped between the top of the unit and the brass spring thing (green circle) seen in the picture. Eventually I managed to get my finger out but the spring thing fell out of its holder, now I...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Had both changed as a matter of course !..... Well it seemed a good idea at the time ... Now it creaks over on the F/NS ...... Call me OCD but it is driving me nuts ...... Unless its raining .... When the joys of rain occur, no creakidge whatsoever! Its been back for some serious looking at...
  5. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Broken front springs are not unknown to Saabs judging by previous threads? Does anyone know where I canget NEW 2.8t convertible front springs from please? Ebay lists a couple of sources but when i enter the car details the site says they are not suitable! Cheers in advance
  6. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have had some problems with my car (2001 2.0T HOT Aero 205bhp) recently but as she only has 102k and is in good condition I wanted to keep it. So I had the head gasket done 1000 miles ago and 2 weeks ago the Aircon pump ceased taking out the tensioners when the belt went. So after two big...
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  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi my 55 plate 95 estate has a broken rear spring and cup. The garage are on their 6th spring and second set of shocks trying to find something that fits. Its a vector sport spec any ideas would be welcome as need the car for holiday soon.
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Had a Chevy dealer (Still does Saab work) in Springfield MO USA diagnose a metal clunking sound as a broken spring. Quoted 800.00 US dollars to do the work for both side of the front. It seems as all the threads on this were pre-2012. I am sure they won't do the work for free now. Is there a...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, Just looking for some advice. Got a broken spring on the front end and just considering my options just now. I'm getting a repair done under the insurance next week as someone rear ended me a few weeks ago and i'm hoping to get this done as well through them. It's a long shot since...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    heard a bit of knocking from front, had a look on here, seems quite a common issue and I thought it was a bush or something similar. Turns out front drivers side spring is broken. Question is where is the best place (uk) to find them quickly, my usual parts supplier cannot get them for four to...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Evening all hope all is well, was driving home this evening when i noticed a clunk coming from the back, well it wasn't the back but the front drivers side coil spring has snapped and a very sharp edge showing, could someone give me advice on 1 driving the car? and 2 what so of cost will these...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    hi i have an 04 plate 93 convertible 2 titre 150 bhp 5 speed manual my question is simple my work mate has just wrecked his 2006 93 saloon 1.9 tid 6 speed and 2 months ago had fitted new shocks and springs to the front im wondering if they will fit mine i undertand the ride might be a bit harder...
  14. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, I need a new front right spring for my 2007 Saab 9-3 sedan. I am looking online and notice that some have a colour (white / orange)... does it matter what colour the spring is? My car is just the standard 9-3 with stock suspension. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Dico
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I just swap my linear springs to aero ones on m'06 model. I immediately notice the front is higher by about 1 finger. Ride is still lower than before but I am not sure if this normal. Can anyone advice?
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just replaced my rear spring on my 2003 linear . Due to the fact that one of the bump stops had fallen apart ( was only going to replace the bump stops but thaught whilest I've got the whole lot apart might as well do the springs ) got the spring off a firm in Germany (up rated and the bump...
  17. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi, just changed rear brake discs on my soft top, but the calliper which Is allot has reacted with the metal retaining spring for the pad assembly, tried heating and anti seize spray, but no good, looks like I will have to try and drill out the springs??? anyone know If the springs can be got...
  18. Part number requests
    Help!! My beloved saab has failed on a broken front spring. I have tried to source a new part but i believe they are 5 different specs. I have had a look at my springs on both sides but cannot see any paint markings to id it. Does anyone know which spring i need? Many thanks pete
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have been unlucky and went over a pot hole and immediately heard a 'boing' after only having the car 4 days. Turned out I broke a spring. I have had it replaced along with the drop link which had some play in it. It is now giving a knock after driving over every little bump or imperfection in...
  20. Saab Parts / Accessories, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Hi folks, Selling some parts I bought however didn't use for my previous Saab. EBC Green Stuff Rear Pads Brand new unused. Fit the following Saab 9-3 2003 Non Convertible Saab 9-3 2004 Convertible Saab 9-3 2004 Non Convertible Saab 9-3 2005 Convertible Saab 9-3 2005 Non Convertible Saab 9-3...
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