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  1. Dead Short

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 Saab 93 Arc 2.0T Battery runs down while sitting overnight, the head light switch never did work. But always had DL lights so I never thought about fixing them. When I say never worked I mean when I turned it in any position nothing happened. I think when I first bought the car the...
  2. Car won't turn on!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, I just changed the spark plugs in my 2005 Saab 9-3. I turned the car on and at first it wanted to choke and shut off but then it turned and idled well. I turned on the car off twice and turned it on. I left my friends garage and drove it for 10 minutes and had no problem and parked it at my...
  3. Does alternator suddenly stop working? Signs?

    9-5 Workshop
    My car charging system seemed fine. Then a few mornings ago my battery was completely dead. It is a new-ish battery (replaced it a few months ago). I got my car jump started but as soon as I disconnected cables from other car the 9-5 died. Pulled out the 900 verti and put the 9-5 battery on...
  4. Saab not responding

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Saab puzzler, car not responding Car was running beautifully. After a drive around town running errands etc., I pulled into the driveway and turned off the engine, but returned the key to ON to listen to the last bits of a radio talk show for five minutes. Please note the day lights and amp...
  5. 1996 Saab 900 dead after pot hole, PLEASE HELP!!!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1996 Saab 900 that is my clunker, it's been a great car but about two months ago I hit a pot hole and the car just quit. It cranks fine, the fuel pump is almost new. From everything I've done there is no fire. I have run bench test on the coil and it is firing (whether or not it's hot...
  6. 99 Saab 9-5 Died

    9-5 Workshop
    This afternoon I got word that my Saab's turbo has blown and possibly my engine too. The car needs new brake pads, most likely new rotors and a new oil pan also. Do you think I should fix all of the problems, try to sell the car for what it is, or just junk it? Fixing it could cost ~$1000...
  7. 1993 saab 900 alternator problem??

    C900 Workshop
    I was driving my 900 when I started to hear a clicking noise from under the hood. About 5 minutes after, my headlights started to dim and the battery light turned on. I parked the car in my driveway and now a boost will just get it to run for a few minutes. I was just wondering how to go about...
  8. Pothole = Dead saab

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey all! Got a bit of a thing and I'm rather confused at the moment. here's what happened. Last night coming home i hit a rather nasty pothole and the car went dead. After investigating, i found that the APC fuse (#24) had blown. Replaced it and still no-go. I pulled the DI cassette...
  9. Death is now Imminent!!!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    When i purchased this 99 9-3 there was a hardly noticeable lifter tick, only on cold startup. Now unfortunately the tick has turned into a loud tapping and sounds like it is coming from the head. I am aware of oil starvation issues with these motors which is why i think it has to be a stuck...
  10. Hard starting

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, got a rather simple one for you. Just wanting to get a consensus on if my fears may be :cry:true:cry:. Battery had a bad cell in it a few months ago so I've just recently gotten a new battery and the ole girl (ok, 2003, so not that old) is having issues starting in the morning. She has...
  11. Will not start when hot!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 1999 Saab 93 (B204L) with 103,000 miles on it. When its running its great! However, if I drive for a bit and stop somewhere for a short time (<30 minutes), when I go to start it nothing happens. The instrument panel, SID, etc light up, but it will not turn over. This happens in the...
  12. Viggen in ICU - critical condition (long-ish)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Last night, while driving home, the Viggen started to sputter and just had a horrible time keeping up speed. When under boost, the CEL started to flash (gasp). I had an appointment with the machanic the next morning to get a new clutch & flywheel installed, so it was timely. I thought...
  13. '95 900 SE V6 died and won't start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just took the 'ol 900 on a 600 mile trip and it worked flawlessly. On the way home, I was only able to find 85 octane unleaded and noticed a ping when accellerating so i took it a little easy until I got home. I put some good BP premium in the tank at home, drove 2 blocks and the car started...
  14. 2003 9-3 wont start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 9-3 Arc. Went for a drive when I attempted to come home the car does not start now. I have fuel pressure, it does not turn over. I get a slight click when I turn the key. I was able to push jump start the car and get home. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,