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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, My 2007 9-3 runs well at 230'000km, it's a fine car, and I'd like to keep it. The other day, after intermittently displaying some P0201-0204 error codes (injector - cylinders 1-4), it did not start after a short drive. The starter would turn, but the engine didn't start. My ex-wife tried...
  2. C900 Workshop
    Hey eveyone, I recently have been trying to figure out some big issues with my car. At first it has been an obvious alternator issue. Car runs and will eventually die. So I put an alternator I knew worked but it might have gotten wet so after putting it in the car still did the same thing. One...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi All 2002 B235R Engine Saab Aero Estate 14.000 miles Has anyone done the alternator bearings on their B235R engine? Mine have been noisy for years but I am now sick of it and would like to renew them. I do not want to buy a second hand alternator or even fit a recon one as the same...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2008 9-3 2T. I had a weak start happen on me about a month ago. So I switch out the battery thinking that was the problem. Still happened. Then I thought the alternator wasn't charging the battery bc a few times it would not start at all even after I ran it for half an hour. So I...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 Saab 95 3.0 v6 turbo and the alternator went bad and so now I have replaced it 3 times thinking the replacements were bad I don’t know how to check the voltage or any of that stuff nor do I have the equipment for it I’m wondering besides the alternator what else should I be looking...
  6. C900 Workshop
    Trying to install a 115 amp Bosch AL129x in my 900. The original alternator has 3 posts the ground, the positive, and the exciter terminal. This new 115 amp 9000 alternator has only two, which appear to be the positive and exciter. Do I need to somehow add a ground terminal? How do I go about...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi. I have a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE and I am just curious as to what the amperage output of the stock alternator is while the car is at idle (900 RPM) and roughly what the amperage output is at various other RPM's. I don't know if my alternator is stock, but it says on it that it's made by Bosch, and...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T Arc Automatic 134,000miles owned less than 1 year Alternator just crapped out. I did a couple tests and I'm fairly confident its just the Alternator. I ordered the same alternator that is currently installed. A reman Bosch AL0830x from RockAuto for $170. It says it "may...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys! Nice to meet you all! New to the Saab world so I'm pretty sure you guys can help me out. I have 2003 95 Aero, manual transmission. Car has been driving well, but all of sudden yesters, I went to turn on my car and it wouldn't start. It cranks, but wnot come to a full start. Checked the...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, my '04 9-3 died on me while driving a couple weeks ago. Cruising along, and suddenly all lights and gauges dim, dash turns into a Christmas tree, it sputters for a hundred feet or so, and poof, it's d-e-d dead. After some tomfoolery, it appeared the alternator pulley bit the dust, so I...
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    not specially for Saab but works https://youtu.be/LGB6ZEjGm7Q
  12. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, can anyone point me in the direction of a decent vid or instruction on how to do this please? I found what I thought was a good vid on youtube but it is not the same configuration as mine. This is for the vauxhall engine with the alternator at the back of the engine (on the right side...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    Working on my MIL's 2001 SAAB 9-5 [Outback- oops had Subaru on the brain] Wagon 2.3 l with 144K miles (purchased used a few months back - so no history). :( I am only in town (Raleigh-Durham, NC) till Sat . I hope to resolve this ASAP. :o Do not have Service Manual, but will order digital...
  14. 9-5 Workshop
    Can anyone tell me how to run a multimeter test on the D+/exciter wire terminal of the alternator? I have a 2000 Saab 9-5 and I want to test that wire to see what sort of voltage is going into the alternator when I switch the ignition on. I just put a new alternator in the car and noticed the...
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    Can someone please tell me the differences, advantages/disadvantages of getting a 130 amp alternator vs. a 140 amp alternator for my model year 2000 9-5 (4 cyl)? Is it okay to swap out a 140 amp alternator for a 130 amp and what consequences, if any, for performance? My current alternator is...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    This is one I can't seem to find an answer for. Lately when I start the car, if it hesitates just a bit to start (rpms drop for a sec for instance during starter firing), then randomly it will immediately engage Night Panel as it starts. This happens maybe once every 5-10 startups. The car...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi to all! I am new to the forum. I have been searching for this info for a couple of days with no luck. So, in the last two weeks some problems started to occur on my 9-3SS 2.0t Aero 2004. First, my amp1 died, so I don't have any sound system or turnsignal sound or whatsoever in my car. Couple...
  18. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi friends. Don't hate me for starting a new thread. I've been reading here, as well as on other Saab sites, about engine whining sounds. I'm taking it in tomorrow to have some other repairs done but wanted to gain as much insight into this specific problem as possible to help the mechanics...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there, I have a 2006 Saab 9 3 with a battery that drains for no reason. As in, I will leave the car parked overnight, come out in the morning at 7am and no battery charge. I have tried to find the cause for this in several ways but cannot suss it. Firstly, I replaced the battery back in...
  20. C900 Workshop
    My alternator only brings the battery terminals up to ~12 V (yes, the battery's seen some rough days lately). But I go and check the output prong on the alternator and compare it to the alternator case, and lo and behold I get a nice, steady 14.5V output. When I check the positive lead on the...
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