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  1. Ac compressor burning belt and shaking

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey ... it’s just crazy to me how first I bought a used 2002 Saab 9-3 turbo 2.0 engine... the crazier thing is that my car has way more problems than the last had mentioned . I’m not really smart with cars so Idk how to check if my cruise works. but my check engine light and the other one has...
  2. Need advice on A/C bearing/ Short Belt

    9000 Workshop
    Hello my A/C compressor bearing is beginning to get a little noisy, just loud enough to hear over the running engine to my hare like ear but when using a stethoscope you can hear it growling a bit. (nothing crazy though) I'm trying to explore my options but I can't find any definitive...
  3. Dreaded ABS/Trac_cont/Stability warning

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Looks like I might have a bad wheel bearing. Does anyone know if replacing the bad wheel bearing will solve this problem and eliminate this warning without using a Tec hII? Also wondering if I can plug a new bearing in to the sensor plug without installing it to figure out which bearing is...
  4. Is this noise serious?

    9-5 Workshop
    Every now and then I can hear a distorted metallic sssshhhh rattle from the left hand side of the car. It seems to happen more after lifting off throttle. From hearing the sound, if I roll in neutral it will stop after 5-10 seconds or so. I first noticed this noise after having a noobtune remap...
  5. Inner driver circlip size

    C900 Workshop
    I've got a 1990 900S with a right inner driver which I can move in and out of the transmission by hand by about a half inch. I had the tripod bearing and inner driver replaced in May and it seems obvious now that the shop neglected to install the circlip which holds the assembly in place...
  6. Diagnosing Engine Noise (Rod Bearing vs. Wrist Pin)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    After 125k miles, developed a knock audible at higher engine speeds while under load. Suspected rod bearing and/or wrist pin, piston issues. A friend suggested that one could distinguish between rod bearing failure and wrist pin / piston issues by using the engine as a brake (i.e. on a...
  7. Pinion bearing install with no press.

    C900 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've been using temperature differential for pinion bearing removal and installation with great success, so I though I'd share this method with others who, like me, may not have a press handy for this job. The cost is low, approximately $5 worth of dry ice (2-3 pounds of ice) is enough to both...
  8. 5 speed manual transmission is toast

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just paid a hefty bill to an Indy to have my transmission "rebuilt". The driver’s side was emitting a whining sound that would vary with speed. The wheel hub was replaced with no change so I took the plunge. Car is a 5 speed, 2.0 Aero vert with 80,000 miles. Yes I said 80,000 miles. Tech...
  9. Is Bearing Replacement Possible from under pan? (Engine In Car)

    9000 Workshop
    1996 Saab 9000CS Auto Trans (2.3L turbo.) 240K miles Hello, My son bottomed out cracking the oil pan, and pulled over when the car ‘lost power and barely made it up a long hill’. After failed attempts to braze up the hole in the pan, we removed it and discovered flaky metallic particles in the...
  10. I've come to the conclusion...

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    That my front hub bearings are SHOT. And I don't mean a bit of a hint of a grind, I mean, they grind and you can feel it in the steering wheel. (Anything else it could be?) Grinds whenever the car is in motion - brakes applied, or not - in gear or not - reverse or forward, and is timed...
  11. New strut mount creaking - advice please

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    1999 93 conv. So a week ago i had the right strut mount replaced due to the strut bearing failure at my local Saab specialist. Suspension felt really good after the service while driving from shop to work and then from work home doing about 60 miles total. The next day i notice some creaking on...
  12. Help! wheel problem.

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-5, just hit 82,000 miles on it. today i noticed a grinding noise coming from my front drivers side wheel. i wasn't sure if it was the brakes, bearing or drive shaft so i took it to my neighbors shop to take a look. we spent a good 30 mins trying to pry the wheel off but no...
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