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  1. Saab 9-3 2002 Noise

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! Hoping someone can help here - my mums car has been making an unusual noise for a while after she has been on a drive which seems to remain when she’s parked up and idle. She has recently had a service and MOT and asked the mechanics to take a look but they can’t seem to locate the problem...
  2. There’s a vintage Saab Sport 2 stroke ‘works’ engine for sale on eBay UK, if anyone is interested?

    92, 93, 95, 96 & Sonett Workshop- Vintage Models
    Currently at £1000, item number: 224121518245
  3. 2008 Saab 9-3, engine randomly turns off while driving

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Recently the engine has started randomly turning off while driving. Electrical keeps running but I have to coast off the road. After a second or so the car will report "traction control failure" and "stability control failure". After turning off there is a fan running, I am guessing the...
  4. Saab V6 (B284R || LP9) Engine Rebuild Cost Breakdown

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
  5. Difference between the B207R XWD Vs. FWD, anyone know?

    The Lounge
    So basically the title. I've been having so much trouble with my engine, it's been totally dismantled so I'm just installing a new to me B207R. I have a 2010 9-3 XWD, and I'm wondering if I can shop only the one or both. Thanks, y'all!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Okay so my Saab 9-3 is making a loud engine noise, the sound is really hard to explain but I’ve check my timing chain and my timing belt they are both in good condition the timing chain has 15 links in between the crosshairs and the belt is still pretty tight. I’ve oil changed it just 2 days ago...
  7. Engine swap?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, first post here. Not sure if there is much info out there but how difficult would it be to swap the 2.8 v6 into a 2011 9-5 vector (obviously built with the i4)? Does anyone know if people have done this or have any helpful info in this regard? Thanks.
  8. Engine value on 2000 Viggen with structural rust

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    We have two Viggens, '02 Vert and 2000 5 door, in Northern VA that both run great. I am the original owner of our 2000 now with 150K miles. I ran full synthetic and did all maintenance religiously, never raced it, but did hit a nasty water filled pothole one night long ago. The unibody frame...
  9. Front Motor Mount

    99 & 90 Workshop
    Hi Friends. I believe I need a new front motor mount for my 1976 SAAB 99 GL manual (I am assuming the rubber cushion has worn out), but the rubber "cushion" is apparently no longer available: P/N 8379281 / 837928. I have scoured the entire earth, and have found 0. Does anyone know of a generic...
  10. Cel code p0300???!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. i have a 2006 9-3 arc with 196k miles. I noticed a Check Engine Light today when i left the starbucks parking lot and i went straight to autozone to get it checked. It was P0300 (random misfire detected). What might be the cause of it? Things that are worth mentioning that might be...
  11. I was driving on the freeway and my fans stopped working.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey gang, I was driving on the Freeway today and had to punch it, I got a CEL and my AC stopped working, pulled the tech 2 and I got codes for both fan control circuits. Does this mean it's the relay? I've replaced it with a brand new one including both fans less than a year ago. Thoughts?
  12. Noise from where?

    9-5 Workshop
    About a week ago I noticed this weird noise coming from the drive belt side of the engine. It's gotten worse thru out the week. It seems to quite down after it warms up a little but it is still present. I found a guy that posted a video on YouTube of exactly what it sounds like. Drive belt...
  13. solid black grit in engine oil

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys. i did my oil change and in the bottom of the oil container i found some solid black grit". I also found a few in the oil filter. to the naked eye, it just looks like regular carbon but unlike carbon, it does not smudge or fall apart. There are only a few of them. my car is a 06 9-3...
  14. 2005 Saab 9-3 Linear Convertible Engine Noise

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello! I am the owner of a 2005 Saab 9-3 Linear Convertible, and I can't seem to locate where this weird noise is coming from. It is not noticeable from inside the cabin with the windows up, but with the top down or from outside you can hear it loud and clear. When accelerating, a loud and...
  15. Why does my car feel so underpowered?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, I've got a 2002 9-3, automatic transmission, that is extremely peppy and extremely quick. I've done nothing to it myself other than new brakes and suspension. I don't know the complete history of the vehicle before I got it, but I don't think anyone remapped the ECU. I think it's...
  16. Hesitation 1985 900 turbo spg please help

    C900 Workshop
    I need help with my 1985 900 turbo. the car sat for a while and when I took it out for the first time it was about a 20 minute drive to work. it drove fine there and back. the next day I was driving and after about 15 minutes the car stated to violently hesitate if I try to go over about 2500...
  17. black smoke cold rev

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, i know im not meant to rev the engine cold but i did it just to see what kind of smoke would come out of the exhaust. I did a cold start with my 06 saab 9-3 2.0t and revved it a few times and i noticed a cloud of black smoke. is that normal? when the car is warmed up, no smoke comes...
  18. 2007 saab 9-3 Sedan won't start when hot

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, After driving for a while and then stopping the engine, when try to start again after few minutes or 30 min, the engine will crank , the engine is starting for 0.5 sec then dies. It will always start after few more tries (usually 2 to 5 tries). No dashboard messages, no check engine , no...
  19. little black specks on engine dipstick

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, i have a saab 9-3 with 180000 miles on it. recently when i went to check my oil, ive been noticing tiny black particles on my dipstick floating around. the particles are tiny like sand. and only 3-4 of them pop up once in a while sometimes they also dissolve like an air bubble Since...
  20. Buying a parts car - what would you harvest?

    9000 Workshop
    Hi all, I'm buying a 1995 9000 Aero automatic with ~150K this evening as a parts car. Runs & drives, but a lot of the glass was knocked out by vandals. I'm taking the engine and some interior trim bits for my own use, then I have to scrap it. I have about two weeks to harvest what I need...