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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    EDIT 23th September, 2022: Althought this very first post may help to some extent with the thinking stage: Do not assume the same issue as i did. My car is not a Viggen or a 9-5 but a Standard 9-3. The issue fromt the YT video included is meant for the 9-3 Viggen and 9-5 up till 2001 models...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi! So I was looking under the hood to check for any problems with electrical and hoses. Like seeing if any are losely connected or have fallen off. Under the decorative cover for the engine I found this: (See pictures under text) Now, I have no idea why there is a tube that has been cut and...
  3. Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Clearing out my stash of Saab parts. Would like to sell this as a single lot. All of these part have been purchased within the last two years. Most of these parts were purchased at eSaabParts.com when I visited them in Sturgis, South Dakota at the Saab Heritage Car Museum. Doing the math,...new...
    $300 USD
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Dammit! I threw a serpentine belt late at night during winter, rode a fair distance off battery power but that dang belt powers water pump too. Long story short, my 61k original motor is 12/19000th out and blowing coolant into oil. She is toast. any advice on sourcing a new engine? maybe even a...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I just purchased an '07 9-3 Linear (2.0t, 6MT) with close to 190k miles. Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the car and it came with a large stack of maintenance receipts and a log of every oil change (at 5k intervals) since 2010. However, it started making this ominous clicking noise that...
  6. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Have a 9-3 2006, seems the core plug/s have corroded and the coolant goes straight through and empty within seconds, does anyone have a idea of the cost of repair for this or if its time to say goodbye to the old girl? I know the part is pennies but unsure to how much I be charged labour wise...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2003 9-3 Linear here. I've been having this issue for a few weeks now with it being rather intermittent and random, but at some points when I go to start the car, the engine with crank and crank but no start. I don't have any CEL/MILs, so I'm at a bit of a loss as to what would cause this...
  8. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, I have a 2009 9-3 Aero V6 XWD. I am in search of the part number for what a appears to be a plastic cable housing that hangs off the side of the battery enclosure. Mine is broken and I would like to replace it if possible. I have attached an actual photo and a screenshot from a manual...
  9. 9000 Workshop
    I'm about to buy a 1995 Saab 9000 cse turbo 5 speed and the guy said he did a head gasket and he turned it over and the chain "got caught somewhere" and snapped. I've never heard of this happening... is this something these engines do in assembled incorrectly? I understand there are 2 chains...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Trying to find out some more information on what was exactly done miss wise before me and previous owner being weird, he gave weird vibes when I bought it to, but I've had it for over A year and it's been fantastic, no problems aside from the normal quirks and minor 9-3 things. Here's the thing...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2009 saab 93 2.0t xwd...So I had the good old b207r valve issues. Barely started in the cold. Low compression. So I'm looking to replace the head with a used one off of a low km 2005 b207r .. but. In my area or even province, there arnt many saab laying around, finding parts is hard. But I heard...
  12. 9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've got a fresh set of wossner pistons and rings that I dropped into my block. have yet to fire up the engine and just read about ring gap. Is this something that I need to deal with? Do I need to pull them back out and gap these rings? Stock engine. 2003 9-5 Aero with 200k Thanks :)
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    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...
  14. 92, 93, 95, 96 & Sonett Workshop- Vintage Models
    Currently at £1000, item number: 224121518245
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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...
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