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  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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...
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