SaabCentral Forums banner

advice

  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I recently acquired a 2001 9-5 Aero with a busted trans from my mechanic that I'm planning on parting out/using as a parts car for my '02 9-3 and my dad's '02 9-5. But what I really want to know is how many of the parts from the 9-5 will fit my 9-3? I'm already planning on swapping the seats...
  2. New Member Introductions
    Hello all, I figured it was about time for me to post an introduction (and get my post count up :lol: ). This is my 2002 9-3 SE (really hoping that pic works lol...) Still mostly stock (aside from GS engine and trans mounts), but my plans for the car include; -coilovers (anyone have...
  3. C900 Workshop
    So my 1993 900s 16v seems to have a mind of it own. firstly i started noticing a hard starting problem but i figured it just needed a tune up. so i started replacing things, i replaced the plugs, cap and rotor, mass airflow meter throttle position sensor and coolant temperature sensor. now its...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My Saab has a parasitic drain on it and I cant figure out where it may be happening, if you have any ideas please let me know. Thanks.
  5. C900 Workshop
    Does any one know what the diameter is for the freeze plugs on my 91 Saab 900
  6. New Member Introductions
    Evening everyone! My name is Nick. I'm 29 and live in Northern New Jersey. I've always wanted to own a saab, and I'm currently without a car. The engine on my 05 honda recently quit, so I'm looking to try out a saab. Like I said, I've ALWAYS wanted to own a Saab, and I believe I've found...
  7. C900 Workshop
    So the other day i started hearing a strange rattling noise from my 1991 900, she's a four door with a manual transmission. I came to find out that the splash shield on the back left wheel was loose because it had broke free from two of the bolts that held it to the brake caliper. I have removed...
  8. C900 Workshop
    So a week ago I got in my car and 10 min down the road I noticed it was really hot! Then i pulled over and check the oil ( i have an oil leak that requires I need to poor in more nearly every month) and it was very low, below the minimum. I pored more in and let it sit for 30 min then took off...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    So I just bought a used 03 9-5 Linear with 117000 mi for $2800. Any tips you could give me would be amazing. I just bought it about 2 hours ago. It is sitting in the guy's driveway until I get it insured and registered tomorrow. My plan is to make an appointment at the local indy shop to get...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    i bought a 01 saab 9-3 turbo 5 door hatch 166.000miles from a buddy that didnt know anything about cars at first all was well with slight oil leak where the turbo went into the top of the engine. only a problem under heavy load where it sprayed onto the cat and caused smoke . oil pressure...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    http://www.autotrader.ca/a/Saab/9-3/WOODSTOCK/Ontario/19_7454846_/ Thoughts? What do yous know about the reliability of this model? Thanks.
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello Everyone, I am going to look at a 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan with 80,000 miles this week. I have never owned a Saab before but have owned BMWs, mercs, toyotas, and hondas. I also am a pretty handy DIYer and will usually do difficult diagnostics at a shop and then perform the work myself...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    I'm looking to buy a 9-5 wagon with 109k miles. The seller has it listed at 3700 but blue book is like 1100 on the thing. Any question or concerns about 9-5's in general? I imagine the final price will be substantially lower considering the blue book value? This will be my first Saab so what...
  14. C900 Workshop
    Hey! I posted on here a couple of months back asking what I should look out for on an old 900. Since then I've test driven one near me (gold one, on ebay) but decided that it wasn't for me. Clutch wasn't right in my opinion and the interior was looking rough! But, i've found another, more...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a 2002 Saab 9-3 convertible. 90,000 miles 2 previous owners no accidents apparent good maintenance record (according to Carfax) selling price: $ 4950 The deal looks very good and I love Saab, but I am quite concerned about the costs of future maintenance. I...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm reaching out to a forum that I haven't put anything into, I hope that is at least mildly tolerated around here ;) I drove a '99 9-5 yesterday. v6 turbo, 140k miles. Felt great. The car has had a new water pump, t-stat, belt, tensioners. The paint is in pretty bad shape. maybe...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I'm looking at my first car and the other night I stumbled upon three cars, first a 1996 5dr Saab 900 S with only 89,000Km and the price is $7,444 negotiable; heres a weblink: http://www.blacklocksford.com.au/cars-view.html?id=4862&car=1996-saab-900-s- Next one was a beautiful Black 3dr Saab...
  18. C900 Workshop
    Hello all, I'm looking at a '93 900 turbo, $150k miles. Can anyone tell me what it's like to own one of these cars? I own a '66 corvair, and can do my own work. I am not an expert mechanic, but so far I have done all my own work. Will this car constantly need to be worked on, or just...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Evening all. Hoping someone out there can give me their opinions on three 93s (all 1.9 Diesel) that I'm going to view next week with a view to buying. Below are the links listed to the Ads for each. I'm thinking cash in my back pocket the week before Christmas will give me some extra bargaining...
  20. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi! I've been looking at a nice 9-3 Aero with the turbocharged V6, it has about 30k miles on it. It is a lease turn-in. This will be the first newer car I've bought, and first from a dealer. I was wondering what to look for in this particular situation. I'm a little worried about it having...
Top