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  1. Coolant leak

    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...
  2. Coolant leak near turbo/coolant pump

    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...
  3. SAAB 9-3 coolant problem need help

    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...
  4. turbo seals? head gasket? what is smoking?

    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...
  5. Strange Coolant Leak

    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...
  6. coolant leak

    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'.
  7. white smoke and coolant loss

    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...
  8. Coolant leaking from behind camshaft pulley

    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...
  9. 9-3 V6 with coolant leak & brown coolant

    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...
  10. Used 02 9-3 SE with some problems.

    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...
  11. major coolant leak from engine

    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...
  12. 9-3 Aero Coolant Purge?

    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...
  13. Slight coolant leak from driver's side - 2 questions

    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...
  14. 2003 Belt Tensioner Failure and Coolant Leak - Possible for a Casual to Fix?

    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...
  15. Turbo leaking Coolant

    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...
  16. Coolant loss white smoke imediately following head gasket replacement 1989 9000 CD

    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...
  17. coolant leak, sluggish, turbo wont go all the way

    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...
  18. Saab 9-3 Gearbox Malfunction

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey people, I'm new here so please go easy on me. Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but it is a little confusing :confused: I have a saab 9-3 2003 2.0T 175 Auto. No major problems with it until about a year ago I was getting major coolant leakage. I kept on refilling the container...
  19. Coolant leak

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello everyone, I have a 1999 9-3 SE , few months ago I saw coolant under my car. I thought it was coming from the lower radiator hose so I decided to change the hose and also do a coolant flush. Now I have another coolant leak but I seems to be coming from the same area around the lower...
  20. Coolant leak from turbo weep hole?

    9-5 Workshop
    So, I had a leak on my 03 9-5 Aero and took me over a month to pin point it. It is coming from the weep hole in the back of the turbo just below the banjo bolt. Does it mean the turbo is done or can it be repaired. What are my options? Also when driving the car it has no power, as if the turbo...
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