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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Recently I picked up my second 9-3 aero SportiCombi after a lovely failure of the Automatic Transmission in the one I already had. One thing I noticed immediately in comparison to the same year same trim same model 9-3 was that the steering was very stiff in comparison. I cant think of what it...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Help!!!! A few weeks ago my 07 9-3 convertible with 54k started showing steering lock malfunction. I suspected a low battery so charged it up, only 2 years old but I only do short trips these days (currently unemployed). The other day it started saying key not recognised and either refusing to...
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Conv/Combi/TurboX/AWD (2003+)
    Hello folks, I have a 2005 9-3 1.8i. The power steering has become temperamental. It failed about 6 months ago. The connectors were cleaned by the garage. It failed again 1 month ago - the connectors couldn't be resurrected. I bought a second hand one which failed yesterday [emoji20]. I'm...
  4. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi there's some clanking noise coming from my rear suspension and I can't figure out exactly what it is. Everything seems to be find except I found both my rear steering swivel bushes completly shot. These bushes seem to be pressed into the steering swivel member and connect to the lower...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys have not been on this site for ages and not sure I am posting my question in the right spot. I have a SAAB 93 2004. About a year ago i needed to replace the steering lock as I got the mesage saying "steering lock failure" so my car would not start. I reset the computer by disconnecting...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Im finding the steering heavy on my Saab 93 i've bought, and due to health reasons heavier steering is an issue . I've taken it to a Saab specialist and they said the steering is fine nothing wrong with it and the reason i'm finding the steering heavier than i expected is mine is a petrol and...
  7. Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Wanted. 93 Turbo X chunky steering wheel. Must be in good condition.
  8. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    The other day, returning to car after parking, 'Service steering lock' message comes up - steering locked & won't allow me to start. Locked, walked away, came back again. No joy. After about an hour got started, no idea how I got rid of it! after [unsuccessful] lengthy call to RAC telling me to...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello Saabscene friends, I have find your/our forum by combing the internet for issues reagrding my intermittent power steering problems. I have read this post: https://www.saabscene.com/forum/threads/141918-Intermittent-power-steering But need more info, where to find the aforementioned...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Folks, So I had some problems a few weeks back with steering. First I noticed some creaking sound when turning the steering wheel- sounded almost like a metal spring over tightening and releasing and it was coming from the steering column directly under dash ( or at least it sounded like it...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    2009 9-3 86000 auto. Purchased a new shell just recently and changed the parts over without incident , it worked first time. I changed over keys today only to find that the replacement activates on all 4 buttons. However, once introduced to the starter point does nothing whatsoever. I have...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, I've been running a 1999 9-3 S 2.0i (normally aspirated) for the past 18 months. It currently has 96k miles on the clock and is in very good condition. The last few months I've been experiencing a vibration through the steering column at speeds over 65 mph. I've had new tyres put on the...
  13. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi folks...Hoping this weekend to replace the high pressure power steering hose on 'her indoors' 96 gm900 conv. Got the new part from Elk, but they say that this is a part that is made for a 9 3, but will fit ours with the addition of a larger 'washer' (?) any ideas what this washer is and is it...
  14. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    2006 Saab 9-3 1.9 TID Vector I am getting excessive vibration on my steering wheel via front wheels driving after 70mph. I have had the wheels balanced and this has not resolved the problem. Please can anyone advise what it is and solution to resolve? Many Thanks
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Guys i was driving my 9k the other day and got to just over 110mph and the car felt like i had almost no steering it seems to be worse at high speed but its still a little vague at medium speeds there is no play in the rack when sationary its mm perfect ,i haven't ruled out bushes yet...
  16. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Good evening, I have a 9-3 Aero convetible, 57 reg (pre facelift). I am noticing that the steering is becoming what can only be described as vague. It certainly does not seem as sharp as it was. I have noticed that the tyres follow the imperfections of the road and today I had to struggle...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All Has anyone changed these?.I've been told,i will have to take out the Air Bag.Had a quote today,£75 supplied and fitted.The 'SRC'/Audio buttons have gone .Oh its a 2005 Vector Sport. Kind Regards Brian
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi people, Just got some steering fluid from the local dealer.Part number 93165414 labelled GM Dexron VI. Dont recognise this part number so can anyone confirm this is okay for 9 3 sports aero year 04. Dont want to open it to check colour(red or green) as I may have to return it. Cheers Dave
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    my 95 2.3 cse has suddenly developed a power steering fluid leak, i cant see where its coming from but if i fill it up the level wont move all the time it is running but when i turn the engine off within about a minute it will have leaked half of it out. has anyone got any ideas please?
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I guess a straight or yes or no will answer this one. Would a 1999 9-5 steering rack fit a 2000 9-3?
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