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  1. ‘95 900 Soft Top Failure - Low on ideas

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    It'll be tough to troubleshoot at home without a tech2. I'd buy a clone as you will probably use it a lot more than you expect to keep your 900 happy. More than likely the top needs to be reprogrammed, especially after multiple people have worked on it and the potentiometer was changed...
  2. Upper Strut Bar - Significant Difference?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just installed this version from A-Z Performance in the UK. Price may have gone up slightly due to FX rates, but they are running from $175ish shipped to US East coast (cost dependent on color). I like that it uses three strut mount bolts vs only two on most others and they have some nice...
  3. 2003 9-3 convertible Seat belt housing removal?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    If you're talking about the rear panel this is the process for '01 vert and I think '03 vert is the same. Remove the plastic fastener or screw holding the door sill, push the sill down while pushing forward to remove it and then count the number of plastic clips you broke... Pry the screw cover...
  4. 2001 Viggen no remote unlock, then no alarm, then brief start, then no start, then no DICE

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Great points. I will double check the lock cylinder and add the switch to the potential issues list. I don't think either of those would impact Tech 2 connecting to DICE though which is at the top of the list for now. It'll be great if the NG900 and 93 DICE are the same, almost certain I have a...
  5. Oil Pressure Light on HARD braking and cornering

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Time for a good oil pressure gauge. If there is blowby then maybe engine is not in great condition and besides the rings some bearings might be worn. I've had a few saabs with intermittent oil pressure issues including one where the pressure would drop right around 15 miles which I assume is...
  6. 2001 Viggen no remote unlock, then no alarm, then brief start, then no start, then no DICE

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Car has been driving fine with no issues through yesterday. This morning the door would not unlock with my remote. This has happened a few times but usually if I click a bunch of times it will work. One time, the remote would not unlock the door and I opened with the key. This triggered the...
  7. Blue Vert back on the road!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Really nice - but looks a little out of place. Vert should be covered with salt, mud and snow this time of year. Are you on saabatical or did New England trade you to San Fran along with Garoppolo?
  8. Used 99 9-3 ‘vert

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The top side oil could be from the distributor hole cover which is also common and easy to replace. I'd ask the owner three questions: 1. Any issues with flickering oil light or oil light coming on in certain situations? 2. Does it go through oil and coolant which would probably indicate leaks...
  9. A real in-dash cupholder for the Viggen. Courtesy of 90s Ford Taurus.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I emailed a few sit4es asking for samples but emails went into black hole so I just pulled the trigger. I suppose you could call a few sites and maybe they'd send some samples which might be the safest route.
  10. A real in-dash cupholder for the Viggen. Courtesy of 90s Ford Taurus.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I went with this DL Auto Dash kit from rvinyl.com in the Genuine Carbon Fiber (extra cost) which has a thick clear glossy top coat. It does look good but too be honest, I would have preferred a satin or matte finish. I was on the fence over the genuine CF or the unfinished D-Noc vinyl carbon...
  11. Hydraulic hose fitting fix for convertible

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    mjvran, Do you mean you were able to disassemble a ram, replace an interior o-ring and then reassemble the ram? I've got a few leaky rams I've pulled and was planning on experimenting to see if I could find a way to separate and rejoin the outer cylinder in a manner that will hold the pressure...
  12. ‘95 900 Soft Top Failure - Low on ideas

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Check this link for a great troubleshooting guide. http://www.saabservices.com/cvtop data/ng900cv top diagnosis and troubleshooting.pdf I also attached a programming guide. Between a new SID, potentiometer and TSAS you probably need to reprogram the top and sid. TSAS goes through initial...
  13. Oil Pressure Gauge ? 02 2.0 automatic convert

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I think every Saab should have a reliable oil pressure gauge. There are numerous posts and I think there is a sticky in the performance/mods on the subject. There's a few different opinions on where to tap the line and where to mount the gauge. For sensor mount, I've used these two options -...
  14. 99 9 3 SE About to change Head Gasket

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Good call on the distributor hole cover. Interesting, I never realized the '99 93 had a different PCV setup. Personally, I don't bother disassembling the head and let my machine shop disassemble, inspect, plane and reassemble. They have the equipment and expertise and do it for a very low price...
  15. 99 9 3 SE About to change Head Gasket

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Search the Platanoff site for great pics of engine removal, rebuild and installation. Then you will be familiar with what you are working with.You might want to check the timing chain indicator to be sure the chain is in good condition - good idea to replace its sealing washer and little o-ring...
  16. Viggen Boost - One and Done each trip

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I had a younger MAF from a 95 in the parts bin so I cleaned it up with electronics cleaner and installed it. There is an MAF actual vs calculated variance reading in Tech2. The original MAF hovered around 6-11% variance at idle and revving the engine. After swapping MAF's the variance hovered...
  17. Viggen Boost - One and Done each trip

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Interesting turn of events. Day one I had great boost. Yesterday was cold and rainy and the one and done problem returned. I figured I have two crappy MAFs and will try to clean them and then take a look at readings and replace if necessary. Today is a nice sunny day and lo and behold i have...
  18. HANDBRAKE RETURN SPRINGS LOCATION?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    The little hole in the silver caliper mount backing plate right above and to the right of the top caliper mount bolt. just pull the spring down and towards the back and clip it in.
  19. My new 6th project Saab 9.3 SE convertible Auto

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Great project. Love my verts! One bit of advice - if you can find another vert parts car, pick it up. Especially if you have a problem with the top. If you need to replace 1 or 2 hydraulic hoses or a ram cylinder the savings will pay for the parts car. Hopefully between the two cars you can also...
  20. Viggen Boost - One and Done each trip

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I din't bother pulling out the TechII as no codes were thrown. I was also pretty sure I had changed the MAF but I had a spare lying around and swapped it Saturday. Go figure sustained boost has come back although it still seems to hit fuel-cutoff now and again when it first boosts into the gauge...
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