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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Cylinder(s) misfires upon starting the car and stays that way under all rpm in neutral or under load. Leave the car out for a day or two and the problem is gone. I start the car again and it runs perfectly. I turn the car off for a few hours and go to start it... the cycle repeats. What's wrong...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought a 2005 Saab 2.0T I did an oil change, the oil wasn’t reading in the dip stick. I let it go over night, the oil read but the check engine light came on. (I use mobile 1 engine oil and filter as i have a sticker stating to use mobile 1) I have a code reader, obviously scanned the...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. i have a 2006 9-3 arc with 196k miles. I noticed a Check Engine Light today when i left the starbucks parking lot and i went straight to autozone to get it checked. It was P0300 (random misfire detected). What might be the cause of it? Things that are worth mentioning that might be...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    On Wednesday the battery in my car died. I went to the store and replaced it with a slightly better battery One that had around 115 more Cold Cranking Amps. On Friday, the problems began. As i am driving the speedometer will go to 0, and the ABS, TCS, and check engine light will light up...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    I recently bought a 2007 Saab 9-5 2.3t. The check engine light came on after a fast acceleration. I took it to an O'Reilly Auto Parts store to do a free check engine light test. They got a P1181 code. Their scanner didn't have any info on it but they looked it up online and said that the part...
  6. C900 Workshop
    Puzzling -- my 1994 900 Turbo Convertible runs great. Just had head gasket changed. Great performance, perfect idle, great acceleration, nothing you would think is out of ordinary EXCEPT the "check engine" light comes on after a lengthy (3-4 min) idle (particularly in hot weather). Once I add...
  7. 9-5 Workshop
    The CEL comes on periodically, about once or twice per month. The car runs as normally, when I turn the engine office the CEP does not appear. It's not until after I drive for several weeks or So the CEL appears, again the car runs smoothly. So after a stop to get it checked at Auto Zone...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi guys, I'm having a problem. Just today I notice that the turbo flutters when lifting off the accelerator. When I got home the engine light went on and it came up with the code P1110. I googled the code and it says "Change air bypass valve". I want to know if there is an easy fix and is the...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I recently bought myself a 1999 saab 9-3 2l SE. When we drove it back home it stalled as we were driving. After about 20 minutes it started back up again, and we parked it. The car has a check engine light. It runs for about 15-20minutes before it stalls. Anyone here who knows what it may be...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys i'm new to the Saab world as I just bought a 2006 9-3 Aero 2.8 as my first Saab just yesterday. The woman who sold it to me told me there were no problems with it. Well this morning I took her for a drive and the engine code P0411 came up. What can I do to try to fix this myself? How...
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, My old Passat died a few weeks ago. I went out and found a dirt cheap 9-5 -05 for about $2.000. I knew the guy selling it obviously wasn't telling me all the faults of it and now I think I found the biggest issue yet. We've had some very cold days here were I live (-20F, -28C) and one...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, i have recently bought myself a 2007 saab 9-5 aero, and there seems to be an issue with the turbo charger. When i am driving and the pressure gauge goes into the area where there are the lines close together the check engine light comes blinks on and off, and once the gauge goes back...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    My check engine light was on, I took it in, they said the O2 sensor had overheated and shorted and as part of the repair they moved the harness further away from the exhaust. I'm curious if this is a common problem with 2001 9-5s? The mechanic's report is: ECM DTC'S P1135( O2 SENSOR HEATER...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Okay, so I know I've seen this discussed on here before but never the exact same symptoms. My 03 9-3 Arc is pulling the following codes: P0300 - random misfire 201 - fuel injector 1 malfunction 202 - fuel injector 2 malfunction 203 - fuel injector 3 malfunction 204 - fuel injector 4...
  15. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everyone: I hope there is someone out there that can help me with a frustrating issue I am running into with my mother's 2002 9-3 2.0T conv. Symptoms: When car warms up to normal operating temperature the engine and gearbox warning lights will illuminate and the car will eventually go...
  16. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello fellow Saabers! I'm a proud future owner of a hand-me-down 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear with over 225K Miles! I've been browsing the forums for a while and couldn't seem to find my specific problem, and I've visited all free medians for advice, which is only a couple auto zones which don't know...
  17. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all so Ive been having some trouble with my 04 arc the past few days. Its been really cold in wisconsin so that could be it but im not sure. So when I unlock the car and open the door i hear this machine gun like ticking noise that lasts for about ten seconds? no idea what this is. This is...
  18. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I have a 2006 Saab 9-3 Aero V6 turbo and my check engine light recently came on. The code reader displays P2187 which reads as system too lean at idle. What does this mean? I absolutely have no clue about where to look to see what the problem is and how to go about fixing it. Any...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It seems that my check engine light has turned on and my ecu/ecm module has crashed. I have taken it about 3 times now to the shop to have it reprogrammed and have the newest software installed (according to the mechanic) and it is still failing my car. My preformance is down severely and it...
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey All, First off, just want to give a shout out to this whole community - bought my Saab (nicknamed "Erica") two years ago and have loved every mile I have put on since. These forums have been invaluable in helping keep her on the road, so thanks to all for your input. I'm posting because...
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