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  1. Car wont go into gear

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    so recently i went to a car meet and got a few races in. Then later in the night the clutch started slipping real bad. When i got home and went to turn the car on the next day the clutch pedal was very loose had no pressure and i couldnt go into any gear. It did go into gear while off though so...
  2. 2006 9.3t DIY Convertible top aftermarket replacement

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Has anyone bought an aftermarket top and replaced it themselves? There are numerous places that sell tops, and It look like you have to partially fold the top. Just wondering if anyone has attempted this. Thanks
  3. 9-3 Bottom Barrel LED Headlight Bulb Journey

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Greetings! I got tired of burning through Sylvania filament bulbs in my low beams, and fancying myself a bit of an amateur EE, why not try putting in some cheap LED bulbs? I was aware of a few things going in: 1) Drop-in LED bulbs (especially cheap ones) have a reputation for quickly burning...
  4. ECU Location and Replacing with Used

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So, I have a 2003 9-3 Linear 2.0L Saab and the ECU has started making the car run finicky: loss of acceleration until I get above 30 MPH then if it comes down, say stop at a red light, it will sputter and die unless I keep my foot on the gas. A couple of codes were ran on the check engine light...
  5. Cheap but effective exhaust patch

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Just a few pics on how I stopped another crack on the mid pipe. (I'm saving all the text first, then editing in the pics cuz my iPad suuuux and loses the thread when I go back and forth from photobucket. :() Couldn't get the clamp off, so I cleaned up the area as best I could with a wire wheel...
  6. 1995 ng900 issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Good day, I'm a little over a month into owning a 1995 900s. 151k on the clock. The 2.3L motor is peppy and is very smooth at highway speed. As expected I'm discovering some relatively small problems that, when compounded, make me nervous. The 1st one on my list is a gas odor when driving- no...
  7. 2003 Saab 9-3 CD repair

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello I just want to see if I can fix my CD player its a 6 disc edition and skips very frequently I mean some times to the point its more skips(silence) than song. I was thinking of taking the CD player out to see what i can do could this be a loose wire or an internal problem? It effects all...
  8. Lost Keys, Found Donor CIM, Lost Mind

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am the fool that knowingly drove my Saab that came with only one key FOB since purchasing it 2 years ago. The bad news is I lost my keys. The mildly good news is I found them. Mildly because I have the metal key insert. I found my keys in my adolescent dog's crate. He had chewed the FOB and...
  9. Has anybody ever changed an A/c compressor on a 9-3?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I just bought an a/c compressor off a 2005 9-3. I was wondering if any DIYers have changed the compressor before and whether it was difficult or not. I consider myself pretty handy when it comes to cars, but I assume this will probably be one of the more difficult jobs to do just given the...
  10. Can I replace a water pump myself?

    9-5 Workshop
    So. My Saab story is beginning. I bought a 2000 9-5 wagon (2.3t) for $400. 167,xxx miles. According to a Saab specialist (which I had look over the car before I bought it) it needs a water pump. Is this something a guy with exceptional mechanical skill can do? Ive worked on my 65 Dodge Dart...
  11. AC Failure!!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello my 2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan AC does not blow cold air. I had the motor blower fix and it's only blowing HOT air. My mechanic took a look at it and recharged the Freon along with some dye. He quoted that the "evaporator core leaks" since the Freon was leaking out. He wanted quoted that...
  12. Probably the Alternator... or not

    C900 Workshop
    A fun and fantastic two weeks of driving my 1994 SAAB 900 Turbo Convertible, and I've hit my first real problem. The battery died on me. I got a jump from a friendly passerby, then half way home the battery died on me while driving. Damn. Sounds like the alternator. Ok, I dissect the problem...