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  1. Coolant level low warning 2007 9-3 aero

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    This is my first post so I hope I don’t mess up. I just purchased an 2007 9-3 aero with 180k miles. So far I’ve driven 9k miles in 3 months and the car runs very smoothly. About 3 weeks ago I got a low coolant level warning light and when I checked the coolant it was actually low so I topped it...
  2. Amp 1 issues

    Audio, Video, Navigation & Security
    I bought my 04 9-3 about two years ago and the previous owner had looped the fiber optics due to a failed amp 1, I’m getting tired of how it’s sounding and I bought a decent used amp but I’m wondering if I can possibly unloop the fiber optics and just put them back into the wiring harness? I...
  3. Selling two 9-3 Aeros $5000 for the pair

    Cars for Sale - North America
    2006 and 2007 134,000 and 146,000 06' has newer suspension parts 07' has new plugs and coil, has had the fuel gauge fixed Both Black Both run and drive well Both have newer tires Both automatic
  4. Existing key is able to start car, dealership said "car thinks key is added to another car?"

    Tech II Workshop
    Hey all, Please help me on this. So my existing (working) key on my 2006 9-3 aero was intermittently not being recognized by the car, I cleaned the ISM contacts and went out and bought 2 more used ism's plus a new ism circuit board trying to isolate the issue to no avail. I took the key...
  5. 2007 Saab 9-3 AERO $3,000

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Name: Phill Chicago, IL/ Lake Geneva WI Means of contact: Direct Message/ Reply to Post Price: $3,000 Transmission Type (auto/manual): Auto Manual Mileage (miles/kms): Approximately 165k, Virtually all Highway Description: 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Serious offers only, this car is currently...
  6. So I'm pretty sure that my ignition coils are bad (but I discovered something weird).

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I have an 07 9-3 Aero and like everyone else I guess I've discovered the Ignition Coil problem. Except it has taken me forever to discover that's what the problem is because every time I got the codes read they would always tell me it was a problem with my fuel pump. Finally I got the right...
  7. 9-3 or 9-5?

    9-5 Workshop
    Ok, so I have been looking at getting a SAAB 9-3 Aero (second gen), but I have seen the 9-5, but I don't know much about them. Could you please tell me the differences between the second gen 9-5 Aero and 9-3 Aero? Stuff like MPG, power, handling, safety, reliability, everything I need to know...
  8. Hoses for evap purge valve

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone! I hope everyone had a great start to 2015! :) My 2006 9-3 Aero recently threw a P0496/P2187 code and figured it was time to change the EVAP purge valve. I live in a place where there aren't many shops that work with European cars (there's one a little drive away, but they charge...
  9. Undercarriage replacement for Saab 9-3 Aero 2006

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a Saab 9-3 Aero (2006) and the car sits pretty low compared to other models. Hence, my car doesn't do very well with concrete parking blocks, especially where there is no consistency in their heights. One of the screws on the undercarriage cover (front tire) apparently came off, and one...
  10. 9-3 SC Engine Revv Uncontrollably

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, I got a 2007 9-3 Aero MT with just over 110 000kms. This event just happened today. My mom took the car out, came back told me everything was wrong. CEL wasn't on all the warning lights on the SID was appeared, car was "dinging♫" like crazy (ABS failure, ESP failure, etc) Car cannot...
  11. 04 93 aero, changed plugs now having serious issue, PLEASE help me out here!

    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. 2009 Aero V6 XWD Winter Wheels

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I found a set of 6.5 x 16 x 49 wheels on Craigslist for a good price. I've read a bunch of different answers to this question. Has anyone had success with 16" wheels an Aero XWD or Turbo X? Thanks, Dan
  13. Bad coil pack on 2.8l Aero?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone know how to test the Aero coil packs with a multimeter? I get a shudder/shake at about 2k rpm when I stomp the gas. It seems most noticeable around high boost. I'm not getting any codes or CEL's so I can't pinpoint the cylinder. It seems silly to replace all the packs if it's just one bad...
  14. Brake Issue HELP!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I have a 2006 9-3 Aero. Everything was fine until yesterday I came up a hill and had to stop quickly behind a turning car. Problem was the brakes were not depressing. The pedal was unbelievably heavy. There was a lag until the pedal finally did depress and stop the car. I pulled over and...
  15. Plasti Dipped Aero!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Had a free Saturday to do the entire car. First time doing an entire car, I know what to do next time to perfect it.
  16. 2001 Saab 93 Aero 5dr Hatchback

    Cars for Sale - UK & Europe
    Having enjoyed my 9-3 Aero for 7 years unfortunately its now time for her to move to pastures new. 2001 51-reg, Aero 'HOT' 205BHP All the usual stuff: 5 Door Hatchback, Silver with Full Black leather, Petrol, Manual, Full service history, Heated Electric Memory Seats, Climate control, CD...
  17. 9-3 Aero Convertible 2008 being sold

    Cars for Sale - North America
    Will be sold using KBB value, half way between trade in and private sale. 38k miles, under warranty until October, loaded, automatic. Can reach me at [email protected] tablet does not let me add pictures but will send to you if interested.
  18. cold weather 9-3 aero

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys i have a 2004 9-3 aero 2.0 and i live in alberta canada where winter temperatures tend to reach -35 celsius regularly. this morning it was only about -15 so i started the car and let it run for about 5 mins. when i got back in to take off the power steering seemed to be completely gone...
  19. 2004 saab 9-3 aero turbo malfunction?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, I bought a 2004 9-3 aero 2.0T sedan with 116,000 km last month without much knowledge of what i was getting in to. Yesterday while travelling at about 120 km/h i floored it in 6th to pass someone and as soon as the turbo guage got to red my car started to stutter and refused to...
  20. 9-3 cooling fan relay stuck?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Something has been killing my battery. I believe it's my cooling fan because sometimes the car will be sitting for 20 mins and the cooling fan will still be running. Where is the relay for the cooling fan located? I'd like to try and change that out first to see if it fixes the problem. I...