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  1. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-5 that I've had since March 2012. In April (2013) I went out to my car to return home from school one evening the the car wouldn't crank up and I had to have my grandfather tow me home. Since then I have had my uncles and grandfather (all mechanics) work on the car to no...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So as the title says clutch is slipping ( sometimes ) at max torque ( carbon Kevlar rated @550nm but running under 500 ) also if left a while I lose bleed on clutch peddle it stays down once pressed until pumped a little ! Also loosing dot4 !! Seems to me release bearing failure flying fluid on...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi everyone, this is my first post having purchased a 52 plate 9-5 3.0 TiD yesterday. Loving the car and I've done 200 miles in it since yesterday without a hitch - except - everytime (and I mean everytime) I start the engine and move off, unless I've tapped the brakes before I drive off I have...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    hi guys started car tonight and got a reading of 17.1 mpg , after driving for a while it came up to 17.8 mpg fuel gauge didnt move and car is running fine with full boost etc car is a 2000 95 ecotec anyone tell me the fault please
  5. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have a 1988 Saab 9000 Turbo. LH 2.2. Worked fine, then one day, I turn on the car and the rpms soar to 4000k. When I unplug the IAC it works fine. I tried 4 different IACs, and no change. I have no vacuum leaks, MAF works, TPS works, NTC works. The ECU is sending the correct signals, 11v+ and...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there don't if anyone can help? I've just had my left dipped beam bulb blow and after disconnecting and driving to get a new one I have a bit of a strange problem develop with my dash lights. When I switch the ignition on everything lights up for a second and then switches off (Mileage etc)...
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have an intermittent fault on my 2003 Aero and wonder if anyone has any ideas. If I unlock the car and then start it up immediately I have no problems car fine. If I unlock the car and spend a few minutes loading up etc then go to start the car will not start or even turn over. It comes...
  8. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi I have a Saab 1.8t conv. 55 plate. I have driven home this evening and noticed my SID on the dash under the window flicked from my MPG to another function and then straight back again. I thought this was strange then I also noticed that the SID appeared rather dim. I flicked through the...
  9. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hello all, Fun fun fun. We drove Clives 2.0l lpt auto [v reg] last Thursday, 100m there & back with no problem, to collect our "new" 2.3l lpt auto [yreg] Today Clive needed to use his v reg car, it started & then stopped. he restarted & it stopped again. The first time he described it as...
  10. Saab News
    The recent news marked a need to communicate the eras of ownership for SAAB, Saab-Scania & GM/Saab so we can see that there is a bright future for Saab, with the next era of Saab Spyker Automobiles. This ownership began in 1947 when SAAB began an automotive manufacturing facility to offload the...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Everyone, Ok - pump pedal with engine off, hard pedal achieved after two or three pumps. Switch engine on, pedal goes to floor. Release pedal, and push again, goes to floor. Still have brakes, but when doing an emergency stop tonight, the pedal went against its stops.... I think I've...
  12. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Help I have recently bought a Saab 95 Vector 3.0 TiD with 69,000 miles on the clock Car drives very well, pulls like a train and the torque is astounding. Yesterday, its started misfiring, it then got progressively worse, then simply died. When you try to start it [hot or cold] it will fire...
  13. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I have a check engine light on, on my 1991 saab 9000 2.3 turbo carlsson. It comes on before its even finished cranking and then stays on all the time until the engines very hot like after about 2 hours it then goes off only when your on the throttle as soon as you lift off or stop and have it...
  14. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Yes, I know, I know, it's the original DV2200 in my 2004MY Aero, but until recently it has a) worked fine and b) been perfectly adequate for my needs - I don't need long diatribes on how carp it is considered (but see my note below)! However, it has started freezing up, usually after going from...
  15. Saab News
    These photos are around two months old now, but as I flicked through my email and rediscovered them tonight, I was totally awestruck once again by how amazing a car the Saab Aero X really is. There’s truly nothing else like it. Photo by Ivan. More here The Aero-X was recently on display...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Since buying my aero i've been overwhelmed with all kinds of lovely problems its given me... To thank me me for all my hard efforts, money spent & wasted weekends the following has started happening.. 3 weeks ago.. tappets start making a ticking noise? Oil levels seem fine? hmm worn tappets...
  17. Saabscene: Performance
    Well I purchased a 57 plate vector sport 150 and i said i would never mod it. Well ive put on a DTUK box and on 6th May the 9-3 V6 larger 314mm brakes go on - these were purchased from Saab at Milton Keynes MK with delivery mileage for £150. at the same time im having the oil/filter change done...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have a 2001 Aero with an automatic transmission, when I try to move the car within the first thirty seconds of starting the car, I can hit the gas, but I will go nowhere. I can push the car up to 3000, 4000, etc. RPM, but I will still go nowhere. If I put the car back into park and wait 30...
  19. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I managed to get some time to myself over the last couple of days and i have the benefit of a very large array of workshops at my work including three industrial bead and sand blasting machines plus a polisher machine, the largest of the blasting machines would take 2/3 alloy wheels at once, so...
  20. Saabscene: Performance
    Where is the best place to start tweeking my '96 2 litre lpt 9000 CS ? While I've always been impressed by the performance I now feel that I'd like a little more. In spite of my advanced years(52)I must confess I'm a tuning virgin.This is also the first turbo car I've owned. Now I dont want to...
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