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  1. Pothole killed my coil spring, recommendations?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hit a nice pothole last week, and jacked up the car and found this :x Priced a new OEM set of springs, but are the OEM ones of good quality or is there a better aftermarket coil?. I was also thinking of replacing the bearing and maybe the top plates? Am I missing anything else? Does the...
  2. Shudder and Turbo pegs when Accelerating

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had this problem when accelerating in my 03 9-3 that the engine would seriously shudder and jerk and the turbo would peg into the red: it was a bad coil, that's all. ;ol;. Check your coils for cracks etc.
  3. Do new ignition coils need to pair?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Periodic misfire in cylinder 1 or 2 code P1312. Replaced plugs and cleared code, still comes up periodically. Bought NEW OEM ignition coil off rockauto. I swapped with one of the cylinders and engine sounded terrible, shaky, only 3 cylinders firing. Pulled out coil and put in an extra spark...
  4. Tunes, misfire, coils, plugs and the Gap...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Why a tuned (Saab) engine misfires, when stock it does not? My untuned, stock car had no misfires, but when tuned the car misfires when pushed. After having exchanged Q&A’s with Brian at Vtuner, I want to summarize my understanding of the misfiring occurrence like this: A stock engine has...
  5. Just changed my plugs and coils (NAPA)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    On the 04 Vert. Glad I did as I found that the #2 spark plug was about 2 turns loose. Car has been running fine but plug was black compared to the others that looked normal. I had never taken the cover off over the coils and was surprised to find these What year did the black top coil packs...
  6. V6 aero 2007 sedan missing on cylinder 6

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys this one has me stumped I hope someone has some ideas. Ok my dads aero for some reason at any time starts missing on cylinder 6 the tech 2 just says bad coil pack so we replaced it and all is fine for anything from 10-100km then it plays up again sometimes when you turn the car off wait...
  7. Ignition Coil Tests

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have an 07 9-3 Aero with approx 59k miles on it. It initially started with a "hiccup" every once in a while. Over time, the feeling has changed, and it feels closer to a misfiring. I have not gotten a CEL to date, so I can't be sure. So my question there a way to test the coils...
  8. 1990 900s and it's starting woes. Looking for help

    C900 Workshop
    I have a 1990 900s. Last week it quit on my while driving. No warning... just shut down. Since then I've traced everything down to either the coil/distributor area. I get power to the ignition coil but no spark from the coil wire. I have been on every thread known to man about the Saab on the...
  9. 2004 Saab 9-3 Linear Broken Coil Springs...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So doing a little research to find that my $1000 estimate from my local shop could be covered by saab. Problem is it's a 04 with 160k on it. Essentially in my opinion metal doesn't deteriorate with miles. It does with age. So has anyone had any luck with having these replaced and not being...
  10. For Sale: 99 9-5 coil pack $175 shipped.

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Used in good working condition. From a v6 3.0 turbo saab 9-5. It is the black one. Bought a new one only to find it not fix my problem. So I left the new one in my car and am selling this one for what I think is a fair price. $175 shipped. Half the price of my new one. Hope to hear from you soon...
  11. Help!!!!! I bought a 9-5 from an idiot!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, I am new to SAAB central and am currently on my second saab. I have an issue i would much appreciate some help with. I have a 99 9-5 SE V-6 turbo, I bought this car about a week ago and replaced the blown turbocharger, I now have the car running and cannot figure out something. Some...
  12. Instructions for replacing ignition coils on 2004 Saab 9-3 Aero?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm quite certain I've seen instructions online with photos. From what I recall it's a fairly simply job, but I can't find the instructions anymore and the search feature is disabled on the forum. Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
  13. Change front coils on 1997 GM900

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi Could somebody tell me, is it hard to change the front coils and if it's not too hard could help me with instruction and maybe pics. I need to change to go through on M.O.T. but the garage quoted me 100 pounds. Thanks in advance!
  14. Coil failure because of SID swap?

    9-5 Workshop
    (My post title says SID, but I found out it's the CIM) I recently lost my last key to my 2004 95 ARC with only 56K miles on it. I ended up shelling out $1,700 to the local dealer to replace the CIM and cut two new keys. After 2 weeks and 2 tries (the first CIM being faulty apparently), I got my...