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  1. what Other issues would make alternator not work???

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 Saab 95 3.0 v6 turbo and the alternator went bad and so now I have replaced it 3 times thinking the replacements were bad I don’t know how to check the voltage or any of that stuff nor do I have the equipment for it I’m wondering besides the alternator what else should I be looking...
  2. Saab Noob temperature query (overheating?)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi guys. So I've always liked Saab's but never owned one until yesterday, when I decided to go old school and buy a 2001 9-3 SE 2.0 Turbo. I'm used to driving modern German diesels like the Golf GT-TDI, Mercedes ML320, Jetta TDI etc and haven't had a petrol turbo car since the 90's. First...
  3. Replacing SID1 in 2001 9-3

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I attempted to fix my SID1 (unreadable pixels) by swapping the old ribbon cable with a new one, but accidentally caused damage to where it connects on the circuit board. Not sure how to fix this (feel free to post your suggestions), so I am thinking about getting a new SID. So, if I got a newer...
  4. 2001 9-3 SE Hatch Oil Leak

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi there, I recently obtained a 2001 9-3 SE Hatch and have been looking at fixing a small oil leak before I switch it over to my daily driver. It seems to be leaking on the right hand side of the engine (while facing the car), below the brake vacuum pump somewhere. Having taken the DI cassette...
  5. Greeting and Salutations

    New Member Introductions
    I have been driving a 2001 SAAB 9-3 Viggen convertible in steel grey for a number of years. I have loved this car for it performance and the pleasure it has been driving it. Unfortunately, over the Christmas holiday, the #4 piston skirt gave up the ghost. It left a bunch of metal pieces in...
  6. What is this disconnected hose?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Looked under the hood of my 2001 9-3 today and found what looks like a disconnected hose. Anyone know what this is? Should I just reconnect the hose, or do I need to consult a mechanic? I'm not very technical when it comes to cars... Overview of engine compartment A: Close up of disconnected...
  7. Error Code P0340 2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have posted a thread before involving the CEL codes P1312, P1334 and P1110 on a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0, I have fixed the error code for the P1110 but the P1312 and P1334 still remain, (which I know is cylinder misfires). I have looked and looked and many different people have different...
  8. Advice on parting out my beloved 2001 Saab 9-5 2.3t wagon

    9-5 Workshop
    Sadly, my Saab died while on a family trip to Virginia.... we had it towed back to Minnesota for $1K (ugh!) and are now faced with either fixing it (turbo, head gasket, ignition switch, etc etc) for minimum $2600 (which is also what I still owe on the car!!!) OR selling it. Do you all...
  9. Major 2001 saab 95 issues

    The Lounge
    Greetings, I made a youtube video showing whats wrong with my car, the first part shows this weird sound that is coming from under hood, no clue what it is. no engine light nothing comes on its just a weird sound. The second part shows how my car doesn't start when its warm out, NOONE is able...
  10. For Sale: Parting out Black 2001 9-3 SE

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am parting out a black 2001 9-3 SE before I send it off to the junkyard in a few weeks. The car is located in Summit Point West Virginia. The car is in rough shape with 185,000 miles, hence the scrapping, but a lot of parts are still good or salvageable. If you have a specific part you are...
  11. For Sale: 2001 9-5 Front bumper

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I have a silver front bumper off a 2001 SAAB 9-5. It has the grilles, no fog lights slight stone chiping on the lowwer section.
  12. FS: 2001 9-5 wagon Hoboken, NJ $1400

    Cars for Sale - North America
    This is a semi serious feeler... wagon is rough. Engine mounts need replacing, coolant bypass valve needed and the head gasket is probably due for replacing ( not smoking but loosing coolant). Paint is in good shape but some cosmetic issues due to a low speed hit and run on the left side (dent...
  13. 2001 9-3 SE Newbie

    New Member Introductions
    Hey everyone.. Bought mine in April this year. I love this car! I have found it fairly easy to work on compared to other cars I've owned.. BMW, Jag.. I am curious to see what others have done to your cars. This wknd I tried the NSS bypass.. surprisingly, it worked..:lol:
  14. Need help!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    Greetings I own a SAAB 95 2001. I have the starting issue with it when i drive it somewhere and go back to it after anywhere up to 2 hours it doesnt start. The engine makes no sound all the lights come on, you know the common problem with the 01's... However... Things I changed: New Starter...
  15. For Sale: 2001 9-5 Turbo for parts

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    2001 Saab 9-5 Turbo 4 dr sedan for sale. The engine's front exhaust CAM broke last week at pully and bent the valves. Mechanic says it needs engine replaced, which will cost more than we paid for it. So I'd like to sell this entire car at one go to someone who would like to part it out or...
  16. 2001 9-3 / TD-04 15t but not currently running

    Cars for Sale - North America
    2001 9-3 Sage Green Auto/Leather/All Powered Blah Blah TD-04 15t Turbo Has 71k miles :roll:Engine does not start, I had the half the engine rebuilt for $1500 at TAP-VPI :evil: it's been sitting for 5 months. I ended buying a new car so this needs to clear my garage. For pick up only in...
  17. Replacement key battery cover or shell

    9-5 Workshop
    I dropped the key for my 2001 9-5 and one of the little tabs that holds the battery cover in place broke. So now the batter cover is taped on. Can I get a replacement battery cover somewhere? Or maybe a new key shell and swap the innards?
  18. Does a 2001 9-5 2.3t have a tilt sensor?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 2.3t. The "service theft alarm" message has been displaying intermittently for many months. I took it to my local independent Saab mechanic. He replaced the theft alarm with a rebuilt unit that had new batteries. Afterwards, the "service theft alarm" displayed every time I...
  19. Looking for my first SAAB?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everyone, I have been looking to get into SAAB ownership for awhile now and think I have found it. Its a 2001 9-5 Aero, 5-speed. 130k miles. This will be my first SAAB, and also my first turbo car. I'm hoping to check it out this weekend, and had a few questions from those who know more...
  20. A raccoon collision, unidentified pieces, and hot air...

    9-5 Workshop
    Last night on the freeway we hit a very large raccoon. Despite wanting to miss the animal I was unable to keep the creature from heading straight towards the (fog) light. The impact sounded awful and dreadfully messy, however upon inspection the sounds were only pieces of fog light and numerous...