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  1. Rear Main Seal

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, hopefully you all had a good holiday. Just a quick question, which way does the rear main oil seal install in the cover? I looked around online and really couldn't find anything. Looking at the plate from the starter side, which way should the "open" side of the seal face. If...
  2. Rattle still there :((

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, Hopefully all of you can help with my ailing Saab 1999 9-5 Wagon, 2.3 automatic So if you would like a full amount of the repairs here it is: But the short of it is, there is an evil rattle still in the engine. To date the repairs are: dropped the oil pan, plastigaged the big end...
  3. Stalling Problem after Repairs

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a saab 9-5 2.3t petrol manual. It suffered a slight water leak for weeks coupled with a leak from the oil cooler o ring. Having decided to eventually fix the 2 leaks after months of procrastination I set about the repairs yesterday. The water leak was from the lower hose on the radiator...
  4. Can I replace a water pump myself?

    9-5 Workshop
    So. My Saab story is beginning. I bought a 2000 9-5 wagon (2.3t) for $400. 167,xxx miles. According to a Saab specialist (which I had look over the car before I bought it) it needs a water pump. Is this something a guy with exceptional mechanical skill can do? Ive worked on my 65 Dodge Dart...
  5. Engine Swap Checklist - Have I forgotten anything?

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm replacing the engine in a 2001 2.3 Linear wagon with a 2002 Aero engine (A dealer 'warranty replacement' 4 years ago with 40,000 miles). Here is my checklist, what else should I do to have a trouble free car? Check List: - Reseal Engine: Front & Rear Main Seals, Oil Pump O-Ring...
  6. RIP Saab 2005 Arc- Thrown Rod

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I am a long time lurker of these forums having owned Saabs exclusively for the past 6 years (91 900, 96 9000, 05 9-5). Sadly this morning our beloved 9-5 threw a rod. The broken rod literally pierced a hole right through the engine block. My wife was driving home from work when all of a...