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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey everyone, I'm getting this whining noise on cold starts that persists when I drive (sounds like an elephant every time I shift as well). Only occurs in cold starts. In addition, what sounds like one of the pulleys or timing belt, I get this clicking as the car runs idle. Thoughts? Refer...
  2. C900 Workshop
    Gents - I'm trying to noodle-out a cold start problem on 1989 900 turbo, and looking for tips 'n tricks: Below 50 degrees F it will crank & crank before it kicks, then stalls. Repeat, and it runs a bit longer, then stalls again. After 3rd or even 4th try it starts. Does not happen when...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Half way through the winter my 04 ARC when first starting her up in the morning would run rough for a good 10-20 seconds or until I gave it some gas and the idle would immediately clean itself up and stay that way for the remainder of the day. I could turn the car on and off multiple times...
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok so I know this p0300 code has been gone over hundreds of times. I have searched and have not found anything that matches my issue. I have a p0300 code that I have reset multiple times. It keeps coming back every time the outside temp drops below about 40 deg.F. when this happens is when I...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 9-3 with 2.0T engine. A couple of months ago the car was hard to keep running after a cold engine start - the rpm would vary quite a bit after initial start, and drop so low the engine would stumble and kill. After 1 or 2 starts like this it would settle down and seem to run OK...
  6. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My '02 9-3 Turbo has recently started having issues. On a long trip I got the red triangle and low oil pressure then it died. I left it over night, came back, added 1qt of oil, and was able to start it and drive it back home without issue. Some details now. -- starts fine cold, no oil...
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So a couple of months ago I posted with a problem that I was having starting my 1999 9-3 the first time in the morning (link). After 3 or 4 times of cranking for 20 seconds or more, the car would finally cough and start. It would run lousy for about 5-10 minutes and then - magically - it would...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 Saab 9-5 2.3 with 100K miles (maybe 101K by now). One month ago I went to this mechanic to change oil, and since the car was turning to 100K miles I also replaced the fuel filter and air filter, as they have not been replaced for long time. They also had this service to "increase...
  9. 9-5 Workshop
    Good Morning I have a 2005 9-5 Arc that takes longer to start once the temperature drops below 40F or so. This has been going on for the last couple months. Warmer than 40 and it usually (95+% of the time) starts up with minimal cranking. Colder and it cranks for quite some time before it...
  10. NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hello, What should I test if my car is having difficulty starting on cold mornings. At 40-ish degrees it was very stubborn about the whole thing. It took four cranks that morning. It seems to start and quickly stall on the first try, the middle two cranks were a struggle to do anything, and...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    *Ok, so my saab 93 2001 2.0T SE has been having a rough cold start up in the mornings for the past month or so. The rough idling at start immediately stops when the gear is changed, or it auto corrects it self when waiting a few seconds. As of two days ago, the car threw out a check engine light...
  12. C900 Workshop
    Hello Saab world, This is my first Saab (1987 900s) and I need some help. I understand that this car is almost older than I am but I experience cold start problems. In the morning when i get in my car, I have to hold the RPM's at 1000-1200k for about 5-10 minutes or the RPM's drop below 800 and...
  13. 9000 Workshop
    Hey, There is an issue with my SAAB that I will try to outline the best that I can. I have a SAAB 9000 CD (build date: October 1993). The car has 180,000km on the clock. When I turn the car on during summer the RPM gauge fluctuates up and down for about two-three seconds between 0 and 1 and...
  14. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've got a 2002 SE and it can be difficult to start, only when the engine is cold (first time of the day) and it could be 50 degrees outside or 80 degrees, it seems to make little difference. This happens about 60% of the mornings, but once started, runs fine for the rest of the day. You can...
  15. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    UPDATE: New Trans, Flywheel and Starter on my 2006 CPO 9-3 2.0t SS UPDATE: Service Manager phoned me today. They were able to replicate my problem this morning because it was extremely cold. So...as of today, I will be in a service loaner for about 3 weeks for the following repairs, which...
  16. C900 Workshop
    My 88 900 turbo 16-v won't start when it's cold. I've been placing a small space heater or halogen worklight in the engine compartment 15-30 min. prior to having to leave the house. This works great, but is inconvenient and embarrassing! Also, I can't pull this off when I'm away from home if...
  17. C900 Workshop
    own a 1986 saab 900 16v sedan non-turbo manual trans Only at cold starts (engine has been off for a few hours) the engine will shut off randomly. I would have to turn it on 4-5 times before it will stay on and idle right. I have also noticed that the car will run better/more responsive on...
  18. C900 Workshop
    Hi All, I've decided it's time to finally try and sort out some things with my 1986 900i. Fixed the thermo fan today but I'm still having trouble with the car when it's cold. Essentially it runs like a total dog. It doesn't want to accelerate, it's jerky. I drive to the bottom of my street and...
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