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  1. Steering lock malfunction.

    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...
  2. 9-3 power steering pump

    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...
  3. Rear steering swivel bushes

    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...
  4. Steering lock failure help please

    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...
  5. 2008 93 1.8T Linear Auto Petrol heavier steering than Diesel

    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...
  6. Wanted Turbo X steering wheel

    Current model range, FOR SALE and WANTED
    Wanted. 93 Turbo X chunky steering wheel. Must be in good condition.
  7. 'Service steering lock' message

    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...
  8. Intermittent power steering loss

    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: But need more info, where to find the aforementioned...
  9. Power steering probs: creaking from column

    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...
  10. Key Fob will not turn to release steering lock.

    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...
  11. Vibration through steering column

    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...
  12. power steering pipe replacement

    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...
  13. Steering Wheel Vibration after 70mph

    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
  14. Steering issuse

    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...
  15. 9-3 Vague steering

    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...
  16. Steering Wheel controls

    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

    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
  18. power steering leak

    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?
  19. Steering Rack 9-5 to 9-3

    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?
  20. knocking from passenger footwell when steering

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi chaps noticed a knocking today as i turn the wheel pretty sharply from left to right. the knocking seems to be coming from the passenger footwell area any ideas as to what i may be looking for when i jack it up thanks lads