problem with my saab9-3 aero hot 2002.just bought it travelled 5 hours to pick it up. White smoke on initial start up,non since no cel light but seller said every now and again it comes on but oes off. Said had it to saab garage who are actually still the registered keeper,but they could find no fault. Oil was sludgy but could see no sign of water loss also has not been changed for 10000 mls.it had been stood a while. Noticed a petrol smell in car on way home whenever we stopped and not reaching full boost, only gets to end of yellow. Cel came on 20 mins into journey home.changed the oil and filter and lambda sensor as had similar probs before on previous Saab and this solved the problem. The cel went off, but on thir start up is back on again
Heard you might have tips on removing a 99 9-3 AT ignition switch. How do you get gear selector cover off? I removed #10 torx screw and split the leather cover, but park lock mechanism is still attached to something and I don't want to break any plastic...any tips?
earthworm, would you know where I could get a good, "DIY how to", to replace the front engine oil seal in a 97' 900 SE 2.0T? I have searched this site and several others and have found rear seal replacememt however, not front seal replacememt. Thanks in advance for you time and help. Ken
Do you know how to repair a sunroof? Mine is stuck 1/4 of the way open. I am trying to replace the sunroof headliner. I've already gotten the car headliner out, and recovered. Everyone kepy saying it was sooo easy to get the sunroof out but....Please help!
Regarding your response on the Evap Purge Valve and the Fuel pump...
So this begs the question then after reading through other posts on faulty Purge Valves...if attempting to clean it fails and it still does not work properly, simply leaving the thing plugged in to the electrical connector and plugging up the throttle body end of the hose will take care of the problem all together? I did try the test and plugged up the TB end of the hose while the engine was running and my idle surge disappeared. Also, I can blow air through my purge valve in one direction but not the other when it is disconnected. Isn't the valve supposed to be closed in both directions when off?
Also, one post indicated that this purge valve only serves a purpose if your charcoal canister is 6 years or newer. Is this true? If it is, that means people should either:
A) buy a new purge valve
B) plug the TB end of the purge valve hose.
hey i was just wondering if the rear motor mount when i put it in reverse should move enough so the cable on it maxes out and stops it is it supposed to do that or should it not go that far at all and it looks like it squashes down all the way so what im asking is how do i know if that mount is bad it is still in one piece and has no sign of fluid leaks its a 1995 saab 900 s 2.3l non turbo automatic?
Seconded on the "make this guy a moderator" bit. 14,081 posts as I write this and no hint of any useless chatter--nothing but useful tips, tricks and information. When earthworm speaks, I listen. I'm grateful and thank you.