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  1. I have a 2009 Saab 9-3 2.0 turbo issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2009 Saab 9-3 2.0T I’m having an issue with my turbo acceleration, the turbo only goes to the halfway mark an that’s it, i’ve put in a new MAP sensor, turbo boost sensor, mass airflow sensor, and I took out and cleaned the throttle body control valve, but it didn’t fix the issue this...
  2. Rumbling noise when letting off acceleration

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Whenever I let off the acceleration at any gear or any speed I hear a rumble for like 5 seconds and it stops, sometimes comes in when I’m braking too. The rumble is coming from the front end, sounds like the right side but I can’t tell if it’s center or right. Also whenever letting off gas while...
  3. How to decrease acceleration hesitation from a stop?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys and gals, What is the deal with my auto 9-3? Maybe someone can tell me if this is related to engine management or if it is even fixable at all. Seems as though I can fly around town just fine getting in the boost with my hair in the wind. But when it comes to that initial acceleration...
  4. 2008 Saab 9-5 Acceleration Problems

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, I recently became the excited new owner of a sleek 2008 Saab 9-5 in Titan Grey, an amazing upgrade from the 2004 9-5 Linear I was sporting before. Unfortunately, taking ownership of this car has caused me to join the "9-5 slow acceleration/low boost" club. Here's the issue: The A/C...
  5. 2000 Saab 9-5 Acceleration Hesitation

    9-5 Workshop
  6. Cold Natured Saab

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I replaced my ECU today on my '06 9-3 2.0T (Thank you Brew City Boost! Stage 1) and all of the problems that I'd had have disappeared. My A/C works now, and the car has dramatically reduced the number of personalities that it has. It has reduced to only 2 now... hot and cold. When the car is...
  7. Slow off the line

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all, Bit of an on going problem with Mum's 9-5 regarding slow acceleration. Basically, it is an intermittent issue where the car will be very sluggish off the line, and only gets moving after roughly 3000 rpm. Once moving along, the slow acceleration is not as noticable, however it is still...
  8. HELP - surge? overboost? Unexpected acceleration

    9000 Workshop
    Recently purchased '95 9000 Aero 5spd - wife has been driving as DD. Encountering issue with accelerator sticking (or at least staying down) resulting in unexpected and unwanted acceleration, occasionally from a stop, other times at speed. A quick search indicates potential for vacuum leaks...
  9. Intermittent lumpy running

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi Sorry for the non-technical description! I have a 2009 1.9TiD. I've been having a very intermittent (approx. once a month) spate of... lumpiness (for want of a better description). For a few hundred yards the engine seems lumpy and reluctant to pull, then it sorts itself out and is...
  10. Stuttering under acceleration

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I have just recently hit a wall of problems with my saab, water pump went, o2 sensor went, and now the car stutters under acceleration. The car has been running on a bad o2 sensor for quite a while if this has anything to do with carbon buildup. I have also been told it might be an ignition...
  11. Strange smell when accelerating?

    9-5 Workshop
    Just bought my 2000 9-5 wagon about 3 weeks ago. I get a strange smell when accelerating, but only when I can hear the turbo spool up. It kinda smells like oil but at the same time not, maybe even dust? Could it be the turbo itself? The heater is not on, nor is defrost for windows. Any help...
  12. 2.8 Stutter Under Heavy Load

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    This issue started a few months ago and I can repeat the problem, but it hasn't really affected normal day-to-day driving, so I haven't made it a priority. Ok, so did some reading around the forums for engine stutter and have reached 2 common causes: an issue with the fuel system or ignition...
  13. Whining or humming during low rmp acceleration.

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 9-5, gary fisher edition, it has the 2.3 turbo, and a automatic trans. Recently when i push on the accelerator it makes this whining or humming noise, it's kind of hard to explain it. But it makes the noise for the first few seconds of accelerating then just stops until i let off...
  14. 2003 9-3 with minimal acceleration

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all, I've gotten a lot of good information from reading this forum in the past in reference to a previous car (2000 9-3) and I'm hoping that someone will be able to give me some help with a new purchase. I've done a lot of searching through the forum and can't find anything that fits my...
  15. Very slow acceleration, high RPM needed to get moving

    C900 Workshop
    Hey guys, this is my first post here. I've found the forum very helpful in the past, but I ran into a problem I'm having trouble pinning down. About a week ago my 96 900 SE Turbo starting giving me the most annoying acceleration problem. I need to rev up to somewhere between 3000-4000 RPM just...
  16. Click noise upon initial braking and acceleration

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I been having this issue for over 2 months now. Its one click noise upon initial braking or acceleration. It doesn't have to be hard braking or acceleration. happens in straight lines as well as corners. Sound like its coming from the Front not sure what side. Also over bumps there is a clunking...
  17. Strange Vigorous Vibration Under Hood When Accelerating

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, so about a week ago I installed a JZW stage 1 tune on my 2003 9-3 Linear. it worked great until i decided to change the spark plugs and fuel (I was running on 87/unleaded and moved up to 93/premium). I did both about the same time, and since then, if i ever tried to hop on it and give...
  18. Motor Management Warning

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Car won't accelerate below 2500RPM Hi All, Since I'm new on this forum I'll share a bit of background about my Saab and me. I'm driving a Saab 9-3 SS 1.9TiD MY 2006 for almost 2 years. I have always wanted a Saab since I was young, amazing and special cars. Doing about 12K miles each year...
  19. loss of power.

    9-5 Workshop
    I drive a 2002 9-5 while driving on the highway I heard a popping sound from my speaker then it sounded like a constant duh.duh.duh noise (hard to explain) So I shut my radio off and at that same time all of my guages stopped working and all indicator lights came one as well as my blinkers were...
  20. Loss of acceleration and winding noise

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, any idea what would cause a loss of acceleration and a higher pitched winding noise? Somebody suggested turbo hoses having a leak? Any other input would be great and would like to diagnose fix my self this weekend if possible. Thanks for your help!