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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys, Wondering if anybody has an idea's for me re this problem Im having. Did my first long road trip a few weeks ago( 1800kms) and things went very well, however I have now noticed a very high pitch noise which sounds like its coming from the engine on passenger side?. At first I thought...
  2. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all, i'm in the process of deflaping my inlet manifold and as the car has 66,000 on the clock decided to change timing belt, water pump and auxiliary drive belt. I don't have the tool to set the camshaft position and would like to know what others may have used. Or if there is anyone in the...
  3. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Saab 2010 2.8ltr aero sedan 90K. for the last 10k have had cam position sensor codes theoretically indicating timing chain. No abnormal noises. Deminished capability=limp home mode. Anyone with instructions for complete job. I have excellent mechanical skills given good instructions Dealer...
  4. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Had the timing chain changed 1.5 year ago after having dealt with the sludge issue. The chain has been quiet since, but is now rattling again when cold. I dropped the sump, which was completely clean, and took out the timing chain tensioner, which was only extended to 9 mm. I am kind of...
  5. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    i am new on this site, so I bet this problem has been covered before. just purchased a 60 reg saab9-3 tid 1.9 edition diesel. 150. it has 71000mls on the clock, and full service history all done by main dealer. my problem is, do I get a new belt and pump done by a back street garage for £250, or...
  6. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I would like to know the 2005 Saab 9-3 Linear had Timming Belt or Timming Chain...??? Thank you.
  7. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    OK in a bit of panic.... Have spent the last two days swapping the manifold on my Vert and was nearly finished with everything back in place. After fitting the pump I checked the rotation by turning the cam sprocket clockwise a couple of turns and the cam pulley has now locked up...I am pretty...
  8. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi saabers,just recently got a 9-3 2.2 vtid no history at all,done the usual jobs ie oil ,filters map maf sensor,yet to do egr valve clean and inlet manifold clean heard these soot up,doing gearbox and diff oil next.am just wondering its done 140 thou,and engine runs smooth ,slight whistle from...
  9. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I look like having to change the timing cover gasket in the new year as I have a slight leak from that area. Was advised by Saab mechanic when the car was on the ramp.Maybe I will just see if I can tighten the bolts a touch but being a bit particular thought changing gasket best option. I cant...
  10. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, My balancer chain (and timinng chain) has stretched too much. Balancer chain stretched so much that it ate into the timing cover and made a hole in the oil passageway in the timing cover to the oil pump :eek:. I was getting a low oil pressure warning at low revs and when turning right. Am...
  11. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi Guys Water pump failed on car. caught it just in time before it threw the belt. Pulleys have moved and I don't have timing marks.Is there any obvious marks for crank,cam and fuel pump.Help appreciated. Stevie 098
  12. Saab 99, 90 (1969 - 1984)
    I have saab 99 1773 model with 2 litre engine. I replaced the head gasket because it was leaking. It runs fine but when it is cold the timing chain is noisy. Once the car warms up the slack noise from the timing chain disappears. Why is this? What can we do?
  13. New Saab 9-5 (2010 - on)
    Just had service done at 78k, and just wondered if there is any work I should have done to ensure the car will run great for the coming years. Does the Saab have a timing chain or belt? And what is the recommended mileage to have replaced?
  14. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hello, hope everyone had a good christmas and new year!! What is the timing belt like to change on a 1999 9-3 turbo? Mine is ever so slightly chattering. :( And are there any onther recommended parts to change other than the chain, guides and tensioners? Thanks in advance.
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Evening gentlemen, I have a couple of issues with my 9000 2.3 CSE (formerly 2.3 LPT auto '93, now 2.3 FPT Stage 2 manual '93-'96 depending on which part of the car you are looking at :D ) I have quite strong electronic and mechanical background, usually I do my troubleshooting, find out what...
  16. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Dear fellow Saab owners, from my position of mechanical ignorance, I appeal to your superior knowledge and experience. My 9-5 is coming up to 5 years, Oct '14, and the timing belt replacement seems to be on the cards as at ~67,000 miles now, it will be knocking on for 70K by the time of the...
  17. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Driving down the road, car was fine doing about 15 20 mph and accidently put car in 4th instead of 2nd car lost all power and ran crap. Managed to clear p0018 fault from diagnostic tool and car is now fine. Anything to worry about or my fault by putting into 4th
  18. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Unable to locate the timing mark on the engine casing on my 9-3 ?? Am I missing something maybe? Thanks
  19. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Will this tool work on a Saab 9-3 2.0turbo 2004 reg. I have the b207l engine
  20. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, I have 2003 saab 9-5 Aero ,I want replace head gasket,I can do it but I don't know how can I take the head off without loosening timing chain.plesae help me
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