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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, Last week I went to drive my 93 tdi only to discover that it didn’t want to go into gear. The change was unbelievably stiff and the gear lever wouldn’t centre. A quick check on here and I discovered that it was probably the gear turret bush (a common fault). Anyway, I ordered the...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all My gear stick has suddenly got noticeably stiffer and struggles to get into gear as easily as it did. Is this likely to be a gearbox or gear linkage problem? Any ideas how easily it would be to fix? Thanks!
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My gear stick appears to be getting stiffer. Its a six speed box fitted to a 2005 Tid 150. Any ideas of how to improve?
  4. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi - I own a 2001 SAAB 93 convertible - bought it recently - but finding it worrying that the ride is very very bad with every little pebble on the road sending the car into shudders, its just about unbearable on A & B roads - and when trying to overtake it feels like the car is going out of...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    When driving 1st to 2nd is very stiff but no crunching, all gears select and drive fine. What could this be?
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have an 07 plate, 93, 1.9 Diesel Sportswagon (estate). I have had it for a couple of years, buying with 48k on the clock and I am now sitting on around 88k with a cam-belt change due at around 90k. I have had an issue with a noisey DMF on start-up (from warm) in the past, or at least, that is...
  7. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    hi guys, just thought id share me experience, i bought a saab 9-3 54 plate with the 6 speed gearbox and it was so stiff moving left to right, i bought a repair kit off ebay for £45 and its worked a treat, easy to fit and its completely transformed my car, this is said kit...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    hi I'am looking at a 1998 Saab 900 ( month of build not clear yet ) for a friend which has a stiff clutch pedal , "its hard to press down" ( owner told me as I haven't seen the car yet ). Does this year have a cable or Hydraulic clutch system ,if its a cable system then is it more likely...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, when I bought this car it was a bit of a pain engaging reverse but of late all gearchanges have become so notchy that I'm getting tennis elbow. There's oil in the gearbox and I've topped it up. It's pretty black and thick so I'm going to change it. The manual says don't use synthetic, can...
  10. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Just jumped in the saab today, dont really drive it much its the wifes, and found the gear change was quite stiff, clutch is fine, its only done 59k, just wondering anyone got any ideas what it might be?? i havent changed the gear box oil in it since we've owned it so was thinking of doing that...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My 2006 9-3 sportwagon gear stick is very stiff and doesn't really centre itself. Has anyone else experienced this? It's like driving a race car.
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    The boot lid on my 2004 93 vert is getting stiffer and stiffer to open and close. Oiled the hinges which has helped a small amount, so it has to be the hydrolic strutts. Anyone had similar experience? They can't be hard to replace. Any idea of price or stockist? Still enjoying my vert tho'...
  13. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I'm new to Saab and this forum, I have tried a forum search but not found this issue... I'm looking at changing my car soon and the 9-3 Sportwagon (55/06/56 reg) is high on the shortlist. They appear to be excellent (I want the 1.9TiD 150 Vector Sport) however I've noticed about half I've...
  14. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hello - just bought a 92 LPT 900 - very pleased with the condition of the car but there's a couple probs: 1) It idles high at just under 2000rpm when warm - my father-in-law cleaned the valve in the choke pipe so that it closes a bit better - hasn't solved problem though. 2) Also, just had...
  15. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hello, I'm new to both Saab and the forum and was hoping to some advice. I've just bought an 05 TiD Vector Sport and the gear selector is very stiff. It's Okay going between 1st and 2nd etc. but is stiff to move horizontally. I've had a look at the gear stick mechanism and can't see anything...
  16. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My ('94 CSE) ignition switch has been a bit stiff when turning the key in the past couple of days. Tonight it took a lot of fiddling in the car park before it turned. Now, thankfully in my driveway, it seems not to want to turn at all. Is this likely to be the switch on the end, or does it...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Everyone Am new to this and have a bit of a headache with my 9000 2.3 CSE (Full turbo) My car is actually at a Saab garage and they cant figure out what is going on. The story goes that when I start the car the accelerator pedal is very stiff, when it does eventually let me depress it to...
  18. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi 2004 MY aero has a problem! Cannot select reverse with engine running (clutch fully depressed) and other gears are stiff to select. Is this a known problem. Presume its a fault with the slave cylinder rather than selector as its fine with engine switched off. Car is under warranty (3 years...
  19. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    My car has a stiff throttle. I read that corrosion can cause the throttle lever to bind and was wondering how to go about fixing it? Is there anything else that can make it bind?
  20. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Since we have bought it it has got stiffer Anybody know of a simple fix ?
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