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  1. Timing Chain & Water pump change?

    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. 08 9-3 convertible water leaks

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all. I have only owned my car two months and discovered wet carpet and water leaks from both n/s and o/s mirror mounting points. I have hopfuly now fixed this with silicon grease and padding out the door seal where the roof meets the mirror fitting. if anyone has the issue I can supply...
  3. Water temp,fuel gauge and H/lamp issues

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi There, On my girlfriend saab 9-3 areo 2005 convertible both the water temp and fuel gauge have started pointing straight upwards. Has anyone have this happen to them before ? I have read that disconnecting the negative battery terminal for 15 minuets will reset the ECU is this worth a go...
  4. EML after flat battery and water in fuel message

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Morning - new to site and 1st post - Hi everyone. I have recently joined the Saab family and bought a late 09 9-5 Edition 1.9 TiD auto she's Black on Black with leather and the nice stereo etc -really lovely condition in/out only 62/k and a comprehensive S/H. I had the car for about 6 weeks...
  5. Front footwells under water!

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    2005 93 20t vert- Got into the car last Saturday and I was horrified to see a LOT of water in both footwells. (the car is parked on a steeply sloping drive, nose down.) I spent some time browsing this forum and it looked like the heater box drains were blocked. I had some spare time yesterday...
  6. Water Leaks Everwhere

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    So I bought my 2004 SAAB 9-3 2.0t in the late summer during a major dry stretch but now that it's fall it's been raining nearly every day now and it has allowed me to realize a major fault with this car. THERE'S WATER EVERYWHERE. Ok so not actually everywhere however it has soaked the passenger...
  7. anti freeze water sitting on plastic inlet manifold pics below

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi all we recently purchased this saab 93 ttid aero convertable , the wife rang me after 2 weeks of driving saying water level warning light on the dash , ,, hm checked water level it had dropped 1 inch , so topped it back up and i continued to notice it dropping over a 2-3 week period exactly...
  8. Water pipe

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Thought I'd share my latest diy maintenance job which I carried out today. Sorry, no pictures, merely an informative post. So that black water pipe in the front of the engine which goes rusty, yes, that one, the one that goes really rusty! I had thought about buying a brand new one, or even a...
  9. Water Pump Woes

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Well, it appears my new (to me) 2003 Linear has decided to christen my ownership by having the water pump grenade on me. I'm not used to modern cars by any means, this is the newest one I've ever owned in fact. I've always been able to work on my cars myself, somehow I've managed to avoid having...
  10. Care in leaking 3-4 liters of water a day

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    few days a go i cam back from a long vacation, my car has been sitting for almost 40 days, next thing i have noticed was a swimming pool on the passenger seat floor. i dismantled that side and found out that the water is leaking from the heat exchange unit from the heater box, first thing i did...
  11. Water injection?

    Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi I was just wondering, has anyone here been brave enough & successful in installing a water injection system?
  12. 9.3 TDi Water Pump issues

    New Member Introductions.
    Hi All, I have a SAAB 9.3 TDi Turbo Edition. I have been made aware that this engine has a issue with the water pump. At what mileage should one get this replaced, or is their a list of engine numbers in which this is a issue?. Mileage currently 35K, I know the timing belt should be changed...
  13. Pool of water in front passenger well (Saab 93 conv 2005 Aero)

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    And on to my next challenge. I have severe condensation in car which I had put down to convertible but noted that I have lots of water in carpet ( hidden under all weather mat). I can see it's coming through the plastic cover under the glove compartment. Tried to get it off but can't..seems to...
  14. Leak from under water pump

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    SAAB 9 3 Aero B207R 2005 I have a slight leak from under the water pump, looks like it's coming out the bottom of the drain valve I've tightened the drain valve a bit but it's still leaking Anyone else had this ? Is there an O ring or seal inside the drain valve ? Any info appreciated...
  15. water in spare wheel well

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi, I have 2003 9-3 1.8t Arc and I am plagued with water collecting in the boot of my car :confused: . I have been looking on the forum but a lot of the threads are for the older 9-3's or for cabrolets :crazy:. So please has anybody come across this problem and if so have they got a home fix as...
  16. water pump hose

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi, Im new to the forums and hoping someone can help me out, i blew the hose that runs from the head to water pump on a 2001 9.5 Aero, does anyone know where i can find a replacement, any help would be much appreciated
  17. 9-3 water leak,wet carpet

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Evening all, passenger footwell wet through can someone put a pic up where the drainage holes are please
  18. 2006 9-3 2.8 V6 Turbo - Water Leak - Turbo

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Hi All, New to the forum, picked up my beauty of a 9-3 approx 2 weeks ago and apart from a slight misfire which seems as common as roast dinners around here it has just sprung a leak from the bottom banjo fixing? on the turbo. Here is the beautiful car, a friend detailed and corrected the...
  19. 9-3 Ttid 2008 water coolant thermostat replacement

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    just thought I would share my experience and hope this might help someone. the termperature needle in my Saab would never reach middle unless you drive aggresively and even then it would fluctuate. so if you're cruising in the motorway it would be below the middle mark. if you accelerated hard...
  20. Water, 1/2cm in the spare wheel well

    Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    Bought this Convertable cheap, roof opens and closes but there is a hydraulic ram weeping around the brass connector. Discovered water in the boot well, so busy drying it out before spare, tools go back in. Anyone had a similar problem, are there drain holes I should be checking that are...