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  1. 2009 Saab 9-3 2.0t Rotor size

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone. First off, I did try the search feature extensively and could not find a thread about this. I'm sure I am searching wrong because I couldn't really believe no one would have asked this before. I also have downloaded an owners manual which is about 300 pages long and I did not find...
  2. 02 9-3 brake pads seem to be worn at an angle

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I just bought a 2002 9-3 anniversary convertible, in Australia if that matters, so I'm reading the manual and having a poke around. Pretty neat how many little things have been thought of, and also kinda funny how the manual says things like "if unable to unlock the car with the remote...
  3. Loss off power/stearing/brakes

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, i've searched the forums a bit but not found the same problem. All fluids are high but i have a loss of power stearing and brakes. I had a loss of power in the engine and now it barely starts and there is a ratteling noice from the right hand side of the engine compartment.
  4. 1994 NG900 brake pedal is soft then normal.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi folks, I'm looking for some advice here on my brakes. My car is a 1994 NG900SE 5-door with the V6 engine and manual transmission. I replaced the front pads and bled the brakes last spring. It was fine until this week. Now when I start the car, the brake pedal is very soft and will go 1/2...
  5. Master Cylinder?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Seemed like my driver caliper was sticking so replaced it. Bled brakes. Took test ride. When I got back had same smell at wheel. Rotor was bit warm. Smelled much lesser smell at other wheels but those rotors were cool. When going up small hills with cruise control on, rpms went up to 4. Does...
  6. Rear Brakes/Caliper '96 900 SE Turbo

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hopefully I've found the correct forum to post my thread. My '96 900 SE Turbo Convertible needs a brake job. I'm not a skilled mechanic, but I've done brake jobs on other cars many times. I did the Googling thing and looked at a few videos of various brake jobs on Saabs, then pulled the rear...
  7. Brakes, brakes, brakes

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey everybody. It's been a very long time since I posted anything, which I think is a good sign and a testament to the longevity of my 2008 9-5, which hasn't needed much but regular oil changes and tires for the last couple of years. Hopefully this doesn't jinx anything. :) I've got one more...
  8. 345mm or 314mm Brembo?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok, let me start a big debate, but let's keep it civil :) Which brake provides the best braking performance for normal and aggressive (track) driving? Either will be better than my single pot 314mm brakes today. 345mm .. single pot with good surface area 314mm Brembo .. dual pot...
  9. Rookie mistake 9-3 2.8 V6 2008

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, really would like to beat myself for this rookie mistake but i think could help others: After i changed the serpentine v-belt on my 2008 2.8l SAAB i found that it had some problems. Symptoms rough idle and deep hesitation under heavy acceleration. no ecm codes. Really went mad trying...
  10. Brakes and MPG (2000 Hatchback 2.0L)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    *edit: 9-3 So after finally solving a slew of other problems, I'm left with one strange one. My brakes have started to not fully return, and they stay engaged slightly when driving around. I've been watching my MPG on the computer go down by .1 MPG daily. It's down to 15 now. Not so great. I...
  11. Fluid stopped coming out of rear bleeders

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all, first off, thanks to everyone who posts and replies on these forums. I've saved myself lots of headache and $ because of your generosity with your time and knowledge. However, I've finally encountered a problem that I haven't found posted about before. I just replaced my rear brake...
  12. Uneven rotor wear?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm getting some wicked shimmy in my front wheels when braking. I pulled the front right rotor off, and it looks like the pad is severely wearing the very inside of the rotor (although there is wear across the entire surface of the rotor. Basically, it looks like the inside surface of the...
  13. Video: E-brake doesn't work

    9000 Workshop
    So, my E-brake decided to stop working, right before I need to get the car inspected.. :D I got a video of underneath the car while pulling the e-brake, and it looks like the cable hasn't snapped, as it's moving the mechanism next to the right rear brake. From the video, can anyone give any...
  14. Brake lines - diameter and flares?

    C900 Workshop
    Hey guys, So I'm no professional, but I'm never afraid of working on my own cars. Lucky for me, the most involved I've ever gotten with brakes is pads and rotors... but... My 1989 900 blew a brake line the other day. Finally got a chance to look, and the rear left line, going from the centre...
  15. Brakes, Rear, 1985, caliper, pads, disc replacement

    C900 Workshop
    I know this won't be earth-shattering for most denizens here, but it's useful to me to have a reference like this, even for things that are for most considered to be basic. In case it's useful for someone else some day.... And, question at the end. The right rear brakes on the 1985 900 T16...
  16. Brakes are gone and Trans wont engage

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone I have a 94 Saab 900s and the brakes have gone in it. The peddle goes to the floor so the brakes are non-existant. Whilst that's a problem what I want to know is the following. Not long after the brakes went the car will no longer go into gear (it's an auto). It wont engage...
  17. Replacing Shocks / Struts / Axles Brakes question

    9-5 Workshop
    My 2003 9-5 Aero has 177,000 miles, (got her at 125,000 in 2013). I get some 'rumbling' from the back end and a 'grinding hum' from left front - could it be a wheel bearing? I have these replacement parts: 1) Shocks, 2) Struts, 3) Front Wheel Hubs, 4) New Rotors & Pads (front & back), 5) New...
  18. 9-3 ARC with 9-3 Linear brakes?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I decided to change my rear brakes last weekend in anticipation that they would not pass my upcoming state inspection. This has left me with 2 major takeaways that I wanted to see if anybody had some context for. 1) I got new pads and rotors on all four corners at the same time a couple...
  19. Trying to pinpoint sound.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Another sound thread So when I start my car up, especially when it's cold. I hear a sound I can best describe as a lumpy sort of rattle coming from the front left. and Yes, in the years I've owned and driven Saabs, I have become the expert at replacing sway bar links so let's rule that out...
  20. Caliper Covers?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey does anyone have caliper covers on their Saabie? I have a 2006 9-3/SS... I really like the look of them on other cars but I've never seen a Saab with them! If you do, where did you get them? Post pictures? Is anyone against caliper covers? Are they specifically to look purdy or do they have...
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