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  1. Unconnected Brake Vacuum Hose

    99 & 90 Workshop
    Hi folks. I have a sweet Topaz 4-door 1976 SAAB 99 GL. Outside the main engine compartment, on the back of the wheel well on the driver's side (USA), there is a device with two hoses coming and going, and an electrical contact. Two of the hoses are 7/32 vacuum hoses. They go through the engine...
  2. 9-3 Leaking from Booster? And Manual removal of complete Top Help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am recent owner of a beautiful convertible blk on blk and would love to make this car the best it can be, buttt lets just say Im not the most saavy. I could use the additional help it could take in removing the top permanently. Or until I have moneys to fix the broken side brace. I heard...
  3. Brake Booster estimate...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I've gone through the forum here, found that brake booster vacuum loss is common. I go to my regular mechanic (I just bought this car, he used to work on my Grand Cherokee) and he said he doesn't touch Saabs. (Only works on the easy stuff I guess). He recommends another shop. They want to...
  4. SAAB 9-5 Aero MY2000 Brake loss

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi. Before I go for the problem, I want to ask a question. Does SAAB 9-5 with AT brake pedal must be as soft as with manual? Because my father was saying that my brake pedal was very hard (that was before my problem). So, I have a SAAB 9-5 MY2000 with AT. A few days back I lost my braking...
  5. Auto Part Question - Brake Booster

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I recently ordered a new brake booster for my 2000 Saab 9-3 (Base, VIN code H). The one I received looks nothing like the one that was on my car. The one I bought is a Centric 160.88084 I cannot find good photos to confirm that the part in the box is actually 160.88084 A picture of...
  6. Removing Brake Booster on 2008 2.8T 9-3 CV???

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, Like many of you I have been having ongoing issues related to braking performance with my 9-3 Aero V6. After doing a bunch of diagnostics I was able to isolate the cause of my vacuum leak in the brake booster circuit and the answer is not good...the booster itself is leaking vacuum...
  7. Brake Booster Vacuum Hose for 2000 with Manual

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I am going to be doing a revamp on the braking system soon, and I would like to buy the components. I have run into a part availability issue. It seems nobody stocks the vacuum hose that runs from the throttle body to brake boaster for the 2000 with manual transmission. I have found...
  8. P1181 Code Possibly Brake Booster/Vacuum Pump

    9-5 Workshop
    So a little backstory here: Purchased a 2002 9-5 Aero wagon about 2 months ago and it has tuned out to be quite a fixer-upper. Right off the bat I replaced a cracked fuel tank and also had the head gasket done by my indy mechanic that I have been taking my SAABs to for years. Since then the car...
  9. Brake Booster Vacuum Hose

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    After going through and replacing all the vacuum hoses on my 2000 9-3, I have come to the Brake Booster Vacuum hose, and I have a quick question This is what EEuro Parts has for the correct hose for my car - it feels like a rip off to get this - $240.00...
  10. Brake booster return spring?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I recently returned from a vacation and haven't driven my 1997 Saab 900SE in a while. After starting the car, I realized that the brake pedal stuck in the down position without returning on its own. I went and got it checked out and the mechanic (not a Saab mechanic, mind you) said that there...
  11. HELP! My breaks don't work, Smoke from exhuast!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello SaabCentral, I am a new member and I need help diagnosing a problem with my Saab. My 2000 Saab 9-3 2.0 turbo has a big problem I cannot figure out. The brake pedal is stiff when I push down on the pedal and I can hear a hissing noise. I thought it should be a bad booster, but then I...
  12. 2000 9-3 hissing when braking/brake fade

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    when braking I get a hissing noise that can be heard inside the car better than under the hood, also more brake pedal pressure is required to stop. I've removed the kick panel under the dashboard and if i hold my hand in front of the brake pedal rod access on the fire wall and press the brake...
  13. 9-5 Brake booster replacement - the easier way?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, The brake booster (a.ka. servo) on the 9-5 MY 2000-2001 is prone to leak at some point. As it is not serviceable in or out of the car, if it leaks it has to be replaced. With some borrowed knowledge, I was able to change mine in a more straightforward manner than I saw written up on...
  14. Hard Brake Pedal Saab 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Replaced Rotors and pads all around, then my right front caliper stuck and started smoking. Replaced caliper and hose as i thought the hose might have been old and it was not allowing the caliper to release. Come to find out the caliper and hose were fine, it was that the brake booster got...
  15. 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero XWD Brake Issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello! I'm the owner of a new 2009 Saab 9-3 Aero XWD (2.8L) and I am having my first 'major' issue that I'd like to report and get some advice on. The problem has been there since I first had the car (Jan/Feb 2010) but it's taken repetitive instances of the issue to convince me I have a real...
  16. brake booster hose concern

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I went to replace my my brake booster hose today on my 96 900 SE turbo (automatic). The part is almost right but lacks a t-junction in the longer line heading away from the booster (with the straight check valve). On the original part a thin vacuum line ran from there to a sensor (pressure...
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