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  1. 2008 Saab 9-3, engine randomly turns off while driving

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently the engine has started randomly turning off while driving. Electrical keeps running but I have to coast off the road. After a second or so the car will report "traction control failure" and "stability control failure". After turning off there is a fan running, I am guessing the...
  2. Selling 2008 9-3 Sportcombi wagon

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Hi I am the second owner of this titan grey wagon from 38000 miles and it has 149000 now. We do not need two cars now and will like to find a good home. This is our second 9-3 combi and we really like it. It had a fender bender earlier but was all taken cared of by the insurance to replace...
  3. Saab 9-3 Smart Slot Cupholder

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone have a broken and/or not needed smart slot cup holder for the 9-3 that they would be willing to part with? I'm looking into putting it in CAD so that new ones could be made. Possibly with some improvements.
  4. Coolant madness

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently I took my 9-3 TurboX to the shop to do the airbag recall and have them look for my coolant leak. It's gotten to the point where I need to top off my coolant about once a week. The lines coming from the expansion tank are dry and whilst there was a small leak coming from the water pump...
  5. Rare AC issue, Saab 2008 9-3 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    For the last year I have been watching all the AC issues in this forum, but frankly could not find anything closer to my problem so I decided to create this thread and please refer to any other one if you feel is duplicated. I got Saab 2008 9-3 2.0t sedan 4 doors (146K) and I have recently...
  6. 2008 9-3 2.0T Maintenance Schedule

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I bought a 2008 9-3 2.0T (6-speed) about 5 years ago with 20,000+/- miles, but did not have a maintenance schedule with it. I am just about to hit 95,000 miles and hoping someone could help me with what items need to be replaced / should have been replaced already. (i.e. belts, replace...
  7. For Sale: Parting out 2008 9-3 2.0 liter turbo

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name: John Hollingsworth Location - additional details:Vienna,OH Means of contact: [email protected] Price: Best offers Transmission Type (auto/manual): 6-speed manual Mileage (miles/kms): 106,242 miles Description: Parting out 2008 9-3 2.0 liter turbo sedan. It was a parts car for my...
  8. What's going on!

    New Member Introductions
    Long time lurker but finally registering to eventually make an ad for some extra parts. Almost finished with my 2008 9.3 turbo. I bought an entire parts car because we all know how fun it can be to track stuff down. I really enjoy this site but I am having some difficulty understanding how to...
  9. Newbie needs a hitch for 9-3 Sportcombi!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all, Looking to add a tow hitch to my 2008. Would love an OEM instead of a Curt. Anyone selling? Much appreciated, Thx Vancouver, Canada
  10. Vibration while idle and driving - it comes and goes

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 9-3 2008 manual transmission convertible. About 2 months ago I was driving and something changed where I felt a vibration while accelerating. One could feel it while car was idle and there was a lower sounding hum to the engine. It would get worse at higher rpm so i start shifting...
  11. Finding Parts

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I hit some ice this winter in my '08 9-3 2.0t and clocked a curb, bent my left side inner tie rod all to hell. Ordered the part from partsgeek.com however it was mis-advertised, and apparently for the 9-5. Bolt on the rack end is too large for the 9-3. Off to e-bay Got a part that was...
  12. Water pump, chain and other things

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am in panic. My car started heating up, so I took it to my mechanic. Apparently, the chain (or belt) that makes the water pump work was broken. That they had to take the timing belt off to get to it, and that he suggested to change the water pump since it could be bad too. He also said the...
  13. Wanted: Buying Parts for 2006 Saab 9-3 Linear and the 2008+ Rear tail light set

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name:Matteo Location: Tallahassee,FL Means of contact: Email: [email protected] Price: Description: Trying to buy the front lip/ and front lights for the 2006 Saab, Tail lights styled for the 2008+ year models, and looking for wheels feel free to email pictures with price to me.
  14. 2008 saab 93 2.0t upgrades

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey there, New to this forum, figured Id join as I found little information from doing online research. As the title states, I got a saab 93 08 2.0t. After a year of creating and finally implementing an outstanding car audio system, I am now looking into performance. The specs on my vehicle...
  15. 2008 Saab 93 2.0t upgrades

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey there, New to this forum, figured Id join as I found little information from doing online research. As the title states, I got a saab 93 08 2.0t. After a year of creating and finally implementing an outstanding car audio system, I am now looking into performance. The specs on my vehicle...
  16. Changing Driver Side Low Beam Headlamp for 2008 9 3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am having trouble getting to the left headlamp. I've seen YouTube videos for earlier models, but my '08 seems to be different (I.e. no room near lamp cap behind the bulb so I can't unscrew it). Please let me know if you have any advice, I really want to avoid paying for this simple...
  17. 2008 stalling when turning

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2008 9-3SS 2.0T 6MT that has been a perfect car up until a few weeks ago. Car has 62k miles on it and I take care of all maintenance. It has started stalling when I make full left/right turns. It will stall when I have the car in gear or not in gear, clutch in or clutch out. The idle...
  18. Wanted: Needing left 08+ 9-3 tail light (sedan) (iceberg design) immediatly.

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am needing this tail light ASAP. I have a right one already, but someone hit the back of me on the road last week, and no body shops can find a tail light for me whatsoever. So please if anyone can PM me or add a reply onto this post I would greatly appreciate it. :o
  19. 2008 Bluetooth missing in action

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Have asked Saab dealer/service if they can retrofit my 08 9-3 for bluetooth so I can integrate my iPhone and car speakers, but there is no kit available for the 08. Of course there is one available for the 07 and on the 09 it comes fully integrated but they left us 08ers out to dry!! I don't...
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