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  1. "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    "Heady" sound after oil change and cold weather... Turbo gauge only drops to 3 now I just recently got an oil change at Jiffy Lube for my 2009 9-3 Sportcombi XWD 2.0T. For about 1 month prior I was getting an occasional "check oil" warning but I didn't drive it all that much, maybe 300 miles...
  2. is this condensation?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. recently, ive noticed that when i rev the car hard (near redline) when cold, theres a puff of smoke. the smoke is cloudy but not thick. I was just wondering if this is condensation. when it is not revved, no smoke would come out and also no smoke during startup No smoke when the car...
  3. 2004 9-3 wont start, even with a jump

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I've been trying to get my car to start and it will not. It's very cold, around 0 degrees F. So far this winter it has been starting just fine, but today it just will not start. The battery is not dead, all of the lights and the radio will turn on fine. But when I try to start it, I can...
  4. Cold Natured Saab

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I replaced my ECU today on my '06 9-3 2.0T (Thank you Brew City Boost! Stage 1) and all of the problems that I'd had have disappeared. My A/C works now, and the car has dramatically reduced the number of personalities that it has. It has reduced to only 2 now... hot and cold. When the car is...
  5. AC doesn't work at highway speeds (but not what you think...?)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I have a lovely, black, Saab 9-3 with mods here and there, but those aren't relevant. My problem is that the AC stops working at highway speeds, and as my title states, it's not what you think. If I keep the AC at fully-cold it stays cold and blows fine, but I get cold as a dead astronaut...
  6. Temperature gauge not working

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all, Just finished replacing the head gasket on my '89 900, all went reasonably smoothly. Just a couple things to sort out, which may or may not be related. Firstly, my temperature gauge is no longer working (stays on cold), however the thermo fans seem to be working. I was under the...
  7. Coolant Level Low. Refill.???????

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Coolant Level Low. Refill. the message I keep getting on my sid. The level isn't low, right at the line when cold. i disconnected the battery to see if it would reset but still keeps coming up. Im thinking maybe a bad sensor? Any ideas?
  8. 9-3 SC Engine Revv Uncontrollably

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, I got a 2007 9-3 Aero MT with just over 110 000kms. This event just happened today. My mom took the car out, came back told me everything was wrong. CEL wasn't on all the warning lights on the SID was appeared, car was "dinging♫" like crazy (ABS failure, ESP failure, etc) Car cannot...
  9. light engine ticking sound at cold start up when RPM stabilizes @900RPM

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I have a 2011 9-3 Aero that has a little bit of an engine tick at cold start up, it only seems to be noticeable when the temp is below 40F, getting more noticeable as the temperature drops. The idle is very smooth, if I couldn't hear the sound, I would't think there was anything wrong...
  10. air intakes

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hey everyone, Just wanted to see what kinds of cold air intakes you guys use for your 9-5. I've been looking around and i havent been too successful haha. thanks in advance y'all.
  11. Rough idle when cold 93 2.0t 2001 b205

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Ok ok so here we are after weeks and weeks of trawling the net and searching for an answer. My 2001 Saab 93 2.0t t7 is playing up has been for about a month not getting any worse but not getting any better. If I leave her over night or for a long period 6-8 hours plus she starts perfect but...
  12. Engine Vibrating from sitting over night

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I have a 2006 SAAB 93 and have taken it into a SAAB dealer now 4 times to fix the issue. Every morning when I go to turn on the car, it would violently vibrate for a minute or two. They have changed out 3 coils in the ignitor but no success of fixing it. This latest change of coils has now...
  13. Sudden loss of heat

    C900 Workshop
    Apologizing in advance if this is wordy, For those of us who live in Colorado you know it's been warm in the Denver area the last few days and then today it dropped and started snowing a bit, when I went to turn my temp knob from the cool setting to full heat setting I was disappointed to find...
  14. Low gear until warm-up?

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I'm a proud owner of a new (to me) 2009 9-7X 4.2i. Got a great deal (due to accident on the carfax...crossing my fingers) - 14,650 (40.8K miles). My mechanic said that the collision repair job looked great, and he had no concerns. Good title. Question - each time I've driven the vehicle when...
  15. Idle problem only when engine is cold

    C900 Workshop
    So I have this issue with my 900 where when the engine is started and its completely cooled from the last drive it will not idle correctly. It will start and rev up to 1700 then decrease to 800ish normally where it will either stall or come very close to stalling then rev back up to 1700 and...
  16. Goes into Limp Mode on Cold Start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, The car goes into Limp Mode while key is ON during cold mornings, and I have not even turned the engine over. Car sat overnight. It's cold this morning and it goes into Limp Mode when key is ON (I hear the ticking sound). This ONLY happens on a cold morning. It's been pretty hot...
  17. 9-3 Shifter in cold weather

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 Linear with a 5-speed standard transmission. As the weather has gotten cold I've had issues with my shifter. It has only happened twice but both times it was below freezing out. Here is what the problem is as best I can describe it: The shifter (on a normal day) will sit...
  18. Heat not working

    9-5 Workshop
    My driver side heat doesn't function 90% of the time while the passenger side comes out hot at full blast. I don't understand it.
  19. ABS Issues, Driver side heat

    9-5 Workshop
    Until this morning i knew i needed to get my ABS rebuilt. the speedometer and odometer do not work and the TCS and ABS lights stay on. well this morning it was REALLY cold and my handbrake had frozen up. I put it in reverse and jiggled the handle and the Speedomoeter and Odomoter started...
  20. ABS/Driver side Heat

    9-5 Workshop
    Until this morning i was 100% sure i needed a rebuilt ABS. all the lights stay on and the speedometer doesn't move. well this morning it was so cold it froze my handbrake cable so i had to jiggle the handle while driving on the brake to set it free. only i noticed all the lights were off, and...