If this is a new 9-5 and judging by the year it is you need to change this belt PRONT Saab recommend 72K mine is at 51K doing it tensionner idler and water pump tomorrow cost £110 for parts how much for a new engine £7000?
Later (post 2007) diesels in the Saabs went to a 15k service interval and 90k or 6 years interval for the change of the cambelt. Prior to that it was 12k intervals with 72k or 6 years.
However, many do recommend not going past the 70k or 5 year marks without changing. Recommendation is to change the belt, tensioner and waterpump all together and to use quality parts, many recommending genuine GM only.
I did mine at 70k whan it was 5 years old for the peace of mind.
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