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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 93 2.0t, Manual 5spd Hi Folks, my issue is with the gear box. There are no longer any gears to select. The gear lever feels like a springy stick in a mud puddle. I can push it around but it won't hold into any gear position. I briefly got it in to reverse, but it would slip out never to...
  2. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi...I could use advice diagnosing troublesome intermittent failure of dashboard instruments in a '98 SAAB 900SE Turbo 5-door. The symptoms are: Turbo boost gauge on dashboard fails intermittently for weeks, then stops altogether. Months later, highway driving, depress hydraulic clutch pedal...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Can anyone help me please, i have had a hell of a job trying to fix/replace a dodgy ABS module on my 9-5 Aero, 2002 with ESP, apparently the part no. 0273004514 is like hens' teeth! Anyway, to cut a long and nerve-shredding story short, i have located a part from a 2004 Aero Estate, which looks...
  4. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, i am needing some help here as i don't know who to turn to! I have a 2002 9-5 Aero which suddenly had ABS failure. It showed an "open solenoid" message, so i was advised it was likely the ABS module was faulty. I duly sent the module away and the technician said there were faults showing...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    First of all did something happen on this forum where passwords were reset? I tried logging into my old account today and not only would I not accept the saved password on my iCloud Keychain but it wouldn't even accept the password that saabcentral would send me when I reset it? Second, I have...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi, can anyone advise please, my Aero estate tailgate lock has developed a fault where the lock is working perfectly off the remote, locking and unlocking as it should, but the boot open light is permanently on and the interior light above the loading area is stating on all the time i'm driving...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, I'm new here and I come with problems haha. I own a 2007 9-3 Aero and I have an intermittent fuel gauge. When I fill up it sometimes goes down to empty then goes back up to full and will eventually after a number of miles level itself out to the correct amount while driving and it...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I owned an 89 9000 Turbo back in college, but otherwise I am completely new to the brand and common issues. The 9-3 is one of several options I have, but I'd like some type of assurance that I'm not picking out a lemon. So, what are the common issues with these cars? Specifically, how can I tell...
  9. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Fellow Saabers, I have been battling this problem for weeks now and have exhausted what I believe to be every recourse to correct this issue. I'll explain what is going on and what I've done. Hopefully someone with more in-depth knowledge can read this and help me come to a conclusion. 2003...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am having a problem with my '04 vert which started recently (possibly with correlation to a recent heavy rain storm). When driving the car the SID message "open/close soft top completely before driving" appears constantly. It will come on and go off on its own with intervals of a few seconds...
  11. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    A little while ago I was receiving the infamous driver's rear door lock failure in which the door would neither lock nor unlock with the FOB or buttons on the driver's/passenger's door(s). About a week ago I finally got around to replacing the lock actuator which seemed to be the most...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All, I recently had some drivers side headlight trouble that resulted in a friend of mine attempting to fix what we now figure to be a wiring issue in that headlight. But in the process, it seems he may have screwed something up with the electric windows because now they no longer roll up or...
  13. 9-5 Workshop
    Greetings, Because she did not have a car, and I needed my truck for work, I loaned my daughter my '99 9-5 Wagon--4 cyl turbo,auto trans. She isn't the best at maintaining any car, and I am out of town and cannot check the trans level. She tells me that reverse gear has stopped working in the...
  14. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I was driving back from a 6 mile commute visiting friends. My car starts to make strange noises (it sounded like a hose came loose), and the dash displays the battery symbol along with the triangle with (!). Although the engine never stalled, it literally sounded like I was dumping parts...
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I am a long time lurker of these forums having owned Saabs exclusively for the past 6 years (91 900, 96 9000, 05 9-5). Sadly this morning our beloved 9-5 threw a rod. The broken rod literally pierced a hole right through the engine block. My wife was driving home from work when all of a...
  16. C900 Workshop
    Been wondering if there is any kind of pattern to gearbox failures. We know that fluid temp and case flex/stretch will cause a failure, but I want to get a little more specific. Please answer the following only if you or someone you know has had a catastrophic gearbox failure: What gear were...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey everyone. I have been having a strange problem with my 96 900SE. I have had a pioneer radio in it for the pat 5 years with not issues until the past week. It started that, while driving, I would hit a bump and the radio would cut out but come back on. It has gotten to the point where...
  18. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    the dealer told me its the amp, because only the right side speakers work. theres a company in new york that fixes them but thats still kinda pricy. new from dealer $800 refurbished by new york company $350 anyone had to deal with this? any easy fix solutions?
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, so I'm new to Saab and forums in general. This Fall I had the privilege to purchase a used 1997 Saab 900SE 2.0T and I fell in love with this car. So far it has been great to drive and excellent all round. My only issue is that the fuel gauge has seemed to fail, reading completely...
  20. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've searched around this site and read up on rollers, regulators, etc. Not sure which one applies to my car. I have a 2007 9-3 Aero. So I shut my right rear door the other day a little hard. Didn't think anything of it. Went for a drive and noticed the right rear window fell about an inch or...
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