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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A couple weeks ago I stopped at a light when driving home in my 2004 9-3 linear. When I went to pull away the passenger side tire started making a knocking sound each revolution which gats worse with speed. So far I have put the spare on to see if it was the tire but it did not help. When I...
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    I'm looking to upgrade the rear suspension on my 2004 9-5 Arc wagon. The old suspension is sagging quite a bit, and I'm about to install a tow hitch and start towing small trailers. I'm worried that with the extra weight of a trailer, or even with a bit more time, the suspension will sag to the...
  3. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Car was hit on the drivers side, suspension, interior good, no airbag deployment.
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello friends and strangers, Here are the Facts: 2004 9-3 2.0t Battery - Tested: Good, New Starter - Tested: Good Alternator - Tested: Good Fuses - All Good (Engine bay 2x, Driver's Side, Trunk) Miles: Unknown Previous issues: Unknow Description of Problem: The car will not crank, the starter...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    About a week ago I noticed this weird noise coming from the drive belt side of the engine. It's gotten worse thru out the week. It seems to quite down after it warms up a little but it is still present. I found a guy that posted a video on YouTube of exactly what it sounds like. Drive belt...
  6. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: Shawn Location - additional details: Ma. Means of contact: PM Price: negotiable Transmission Type (auto/manual): N/A Mileage (miles/kms): N/A Description: Paint code is 279 (steel gray) that I'm looking for, would prefer the 04/05 aero bumper (willing to get it painted if color is...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I am currently attempting to replace the valve cover gasket on my 2004 9-3 linear. I have been researching for over an hour trying to find instructions/photos/videos, but the only sources I can find are for older models. Has anyone done this before who can give me a run-down or seen a...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Im new to SaabCentral, I recently purchased a 2004 9-3 linear with the 5 speed manual. I love the car and the way it drives, but my mpg is only around 13-15 mpg on the highway. I drive with a baby foot everywhere and shift always at around 2500 rpm. I put new spark plugs In already, the exhaust...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    What is the best turbo to go to to replace the stock turbo? Which is the easiest to just bolt on? And how much of a difference will it make? Do I need to change the downpipe and turbo piping? What about the 16T and 19T turbo? I'm a newbie to saabs, any help would be much appreciated.
  10. Cars Wanted - North America
    Name: Tim steele Location: Knox Indiana Means of contact: Timothy.pctech @ Gmail.com Price: Trade Description: I have a 04 SAAB 9-3 Linear 2.0t Gray with Gray leather interior 200k miles on it but has brand new water pump & i just replaced Alternator & Battery last year has after market...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi I just bought this car, 2004 9-3 aero, 140k miles. Already sunk over 2 grand in bringing it up to snuff. I just put in new ngk plugs, they're gapped properly, they are torqued down to 21 ft/lbs, the coil packs seem fine. Finished up, drove car around and it was driving much more smoothly...
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    The car is a 2004 Linear 2.0t automatic. It's the gf's car and she told me that it seemed to be shifting weird and the car would shake. So I took it out for a little drive and I can't figure out what it could be. It doesn't do it all the time, but sometimes when the car shifts, it feels like the...
  13. Cars for Sale - North America
    We are selling my fiances 2004 Saab 93 Aero convertible with 112,xxx miles. We have owned the car now for about 5 years, runs like new, has new tires, brakes are less than 1 year old, and new front suspension. Custom cold air intake is the only mod. The top is in great shape and does not leak...
  14. Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I went to my dealership a couple months ago because I had a problem with my 02 sensors. They needed to be replaced because the vacuum pump above it was leaking oil and over saturating the O2 sensors. That same night before I was taking it into my dealership, my sound stopped working. My blinkers...
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    About 3 months ago my 2004 Saab 93 Linears check engine light went on. Took it in to a former Saab dealership where they hooked it up to a tech2 and told me it was the gas cap. Replaced gas cap and they reset the check engine light. Life was good for about 3 to 4 months. About 2 weeks ago the...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm replacing the rear pads (only) on my 2004 9-3 Aero convertible. I have read the step by step instructions at: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/s...514#post1024514 Thank you very much BTW. Problem: I removed the dust covers from the 17mm Guide Bolts on the Hydraulic Body, but there is a...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    http://m.cars.com/mcs/projects/cars/car_info.xdime?paId=89228968&year=2004&t=used Okay everyone, I'm going to need as much help as you all can give me. There's the link, please check it out. SHOULD I BUY? It's a real good price and has great miles. The carfax is clean, no accidents, good...
  18. Cars Wanted - North America
    I'm trying to purchase a Saab 93 Aero convertible between the years of 2004 and 2007. It must be 4 cylinder with a manual transmission. I would prefer a black exterior with the two-tone parchment/black interior, but other colors will definitely be considered. Must have less than 50k miles :D
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all. looking at the 9-3 sedans, I found the safety rating on edmunds for the 2005 is higher that then the 2004. Does anyone know what kind of changes they made between these years? I am looking at these for my fiance and our 3 kids, these cars seem a great balance- safe, nice styling...
  20. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Mine is cracked. The light still works fine but I need a new red plastic cover for it.
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