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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I got an 08 saab 9-3 2.8 with some coolant leaks just trying to figure out what this exact hose is, its at the back of the motor right behind the oil pan then leads all the way up into what looks to be a Tsplit. Then on another thing im getting the P0411 code reading secondary air injection...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, Can the cylinder head bolts on the 9-3SS B207R be retorqued in a similar fashion to the og9-3/9-5 motors? If so, what is the procedure and torque specs? I could not find anything in the SAAB WIS or in the SaabCentral archives. My coolant system pressurized and puked out all of the...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 9-3 2008 1,9TID sportcombi vector. After 30 minutes of driving the low level warning comes. The steering rack is covered in coolant and it looks like a moshpit on a Heavy Metal concert inside the expansion tank when revving the engine. I cant see any obvious source of the leak. Any...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    Good Morning 2005 9-5 Arc with 256k miles. I have a small, slow coolant leak on the passenger side of my engine bay, near the coolant pump and turbo. I know there are a few possibilities for locating the leak, and I was hoping to get a little help figuring out what to replace. I've taken a...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I just bought a 9-3 convertible, stupidly I handed over the money after only a short test drive and looked over the engine and other components kinda quickly. I drove it for about 10 minutes, parked and noticed smoke, popped the hood and saw it was coming from some sort of fluid leaked under...
  6. 9000 Workshop
    I bought a 1994 9000 cse with a manual trans for 900 bucks. The guy that sold it to me was very honest and told me that it would be a project (which i wanted) and said the turbo seemed it was failing, it had a coolant leak, and it smoked on startup. On my way home from buying it, i noticed that...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, I pored though the forums looking for a related topic to no avail, so I apologize in advance if this is a repost of an already discussed topic. That being said, let's continue. Seemingly randomly, the upper radiator hose on my '05 9-2 2.0t started leaking from the port that...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    driving home, stopped at a light, saw steam, coolant leaking. had the car towed home. Looked at it this morning found coolant under the coolant reservoir. either the coolant bottle is cracked or the hose under it is cracked. Are any of these known 'recurring issues'.
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 saab 9-3 aero v6 170k engine runs fine but doesn't like hard acceleration - hesitates. At speed when I let up on the accelerator white smoke billows out the back. coolant check shows loss. engine oil is clear. Can't get white smoke to appear by simply revving engine. Needs to be under...
  10. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 SE with coolant leaking from behind the camshaft pulley while sitting on the driveway. Given the water pump is just above, I'm assuming the leak is from the water pump. Does this seem to be the right assumption or should I look elsewhere for the leak? Water pump and timing belt...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A couple of times recently I've had "low coolant level" read out on the eSID after topping it up. Only visible leak is on the bonnet cover and a small amount of white residue on the right side of the expansion tank, could this just be the yellow cap? I've read they can need replacing. The...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Guys! So I recently purchased an 02 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible (roughly 93k miles) for my first car and it has a few issues (it was a great deal) and any help you guys could give would be greatly appreciated. -It has a coolant leak as well as a possible minor oil leak. Me and my dad are...
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, I'm new to this car so have little knowledge of known issues. So after safe driving for about 4 months I had the coolant warning show up. Checked and the bottle was empty... Refilled the bottle and did not use the car - checked the next day - empty again. I had a look and the wet...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just realized I posted this in the tuning area by accident! Hey Everyone - I did some poking around but couldn't find a scenario quite like mine so I thought I would post and ask. And maybe its the same thing just done differently. idk. On occasion My 2004 9-3 aero will purge the coolant...
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a slight leak from the driver's side close to the reservoir I believe...haven't looked for the leak yet. Symptoms are a small puddle under the car and I have to refill the reservoir with about 2 cups or so of coolant every 3 days or so. Just enough to get it back up to the normal fill...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    I tried the search function and couldn't find anything specifically about the 2003 3.0t Arc, so I figured I'd just ask. In a matter of 4 minutes, I heard a squealing noise (belt shredding), lost power steering, and overheated (pouring coolant out of all over the road). Of course, the...
  17. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello all, I'm having an issue with my 2001 9-5 aero. The car started leaking coolant a few weeks ago so I've been filling it up every 4 days or so when the fill coolant light comes on. I got under the car and saw that the leak is coming from the Turbo. I was wondering if anyone else has had...
  18. 9000 Workshop
    To make this quick to read: 1989 Saab 9000 CD 159k miles Brother purchased car for $100 Car had been sitting for 3-4 years unused - white smoke coolant loss issue began on immideately following purchase on the way to my house (coolant fan temp switch failed and caused overheat) While running...
  19. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello again guys, Fixed my previous problem with the dreaded gearbox malfunction turning out to be a Crankshaft Position Sensor but still have a coolant leak even after the water pump had been replaced. Very weird one guys, the coolant tank smells if petrol! gas to you Americans :) but that...
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