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  1. Cooling system issues...

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ok my 9-3runs fine and within temps until I stop it will smoke . But when I turn off the motor almost all water expels from the coolant tank.Any ideas? Would broke coolant tank cap cause this? Bc it did break. Thermostat? It doesn't overheat while up to speed. Help me fellow Saabsters.
  2. Saab 9-3, 2005 Automatic - Cooling System Temp. Gauge

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have recently bought a Saab 9-3 Vector, 2 litre Automatic gearbox. On my first long journey, the temp gauge (cooling system) ratcheted up by a quarter of the dial when I stopped to refuel. When I stopped further down the road, turned the engine off temporarily, and then restarted, the same...
  3. Rare AC issue, Saab 2008 9-3 2.0t

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    For the last year I have been watching all the AC issues in this forum, but frankly could not find anything closer to my problem so I decided to create this thread and please refer to any other one if you feel is duplicated. I got Saab 2008 9-3 2.0t sedan 4 doors (146K) and I have recently...
  4. Replacing expansion tank and hoses

    C900 Workshop
    I'm replacing the expansion tank and hoses in my 88 C900 because they're leaking coolant. I could use some guidance before I jump in. Firstly, I'm having trouble finding a place to buy the return hose that runs from the radiator to the expansion tank. Any suggestions? It seems like a fairly...
  5. New to this sight need some help pleas!!

    New Member Introductions
    I have a 9-3 2.0t 2006 and I just installed a cold air intake and for some reason it started over heating after I did that so I started from step 1 I changed out the thermostat and flushed the cooling system that didn't work I don't see any leaks water or coolant and my heater quit working to so...
  6. Fan Relay and/or cooling system issues...

    C900 Workshop
    Issue started after I replaced my battery the other day. I managed to electrocute myself with the positive cable while the negative was attached to the battery. I know, it was a mistake. Total competence relapse. Since then, my fans are not coming on. Both of them aren't. I try to force the A/C...
  7. Saab 9-5 coolant problem

    9-5 Workshop
    Recently, our 2005 9-3 2.3T started send us a "refill coolant" SID message. Our mechanic checked the reservoir, and noted that the coolant was not noticeably down. We determined it was a faulty sensor. However, I've now started smelling the molasses-y smell of hot coolant or antifreeze, but only...
  8. Thermostat/water pump Replacement - 1980 900 Turbo Classic

    C900 Workshop
    I have a slow "trickle" leak coming from the thermostat housing. I can see the dripping lines down the block. Well two days ago, when returning from a short (10 mile) drive, I lost about .5 gallons from below. Water pump gasket? The plan now is to do some maintenance on the cooling system. I am...
  9. leak from thermostat housing

    C900 Workshop
    im new to the saab scene and i recently flushed and cleaned my entire cooling system and got a new thermostat. i used rtv copper gasket maker for the thermostat and let it sit for 24hours. when i put the housing back on however and put water in the system it leaks from the housing. the seals on...
  10. intermittently losing coolant

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 that is intermittently losing coolant....the past 2 weeks I've noticed it even more. Seems like I had this issue last summer but not during the winter. The car has 222,000 miles on it:o. Not sure what is going on...the system holds pressure and there is no white...
  11. Need cooling system repair

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    If there was ever a time when I needed SaabCentral advice it is now. My coolant reservoir will not hold coolant. It seeps from the bottom of the radiator on both sides. The impact of my recent accident caused the horn to hit the radiator. It wasn't going very fast; about 8-10 mph, I...
  12. 2004 Saab 9-3 Turbo - Cooling System Problem

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a problem that I hope someone can assist me in finding a solution for. My wife's 2004 Saab 9-3 Turbo (not sure if it is Arc/Linear/Aero) recently starting blowing hot Air with the AC on max. I took it in to Firestone for an AC System Check. They found that both Fan Motors are not...
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