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  1. Saab 9-3 6 speed manual transmission flush DIY

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Copy and pasting most of this from Dustin, but adding some while also taking out some unnecessary things. But, I was agitated from not finding much from google/forum search, so here we go, please sticky. This is for the 2003+ Saab 9-3 6 speed F40 Manual Transmission Flush. Replacing the fluid...
  2. Lucas additives and engine flush

    Engine Oil, Lubricants & Fluids
    Hi My mechanic has recommend lucas oil additives for my engine and transmission but i have been hesitant to do so what does everyone think and has anyone actually added this stuff to there car. I have a small leak coming from my trany cooler seals my mechanic seems to think that lucas will swell...
  3. Trans flush? Or Drain and fill?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have the 03 93 linear with 152k miles and while checking the fluid levels at work one day I saw that my fluid was really dark but its not burnt indicating me that it may just be time to change it? My question is I don't know when it was done last and I don't know wether or not to flush it or...
  4. ATF fluid change

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I got my 04 ARC about 3 weeks ago and I have been slowly going over all of the general maintenance during any free time I can get during the week. I finally got around to putting the car up on ramps and checking the dip stick on the A/T and the fluid has a medium brown tint to it and is not at...
  5. coolant flush

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm planning on doing a coolant flush on my 04' 9-3 ARC. After looking around the engine bay I noticed the rad on this car doesn't have a cap...so I'm assuming the cooling system on this car is a closed loop type similar to a VW and other european cars. Just drain the fluid from the bottom of...
  6. Gearbox Malfunction. Limimted Performance P1804 @ 90k miles - TransmissionFlush Maybe

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I recently changed my battery as the old one was completely dead. As soon as I plugged in my new one, I get the error: "Gearbox Malfunction. Limited Performance" and when I connect my OBD-II it reads error code P1804. When I took it to the dealer, the error was gone. My 2003 93 2.0t has...
  7. 2004 9-3 Arc, coolant drain petc*c* will not close!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am in a panic. I am trying to flush the coolant for the first time. So I opened the drain petc**k at the bottom of the radiator and drained it. Now I cannot CLOSE the the drain petc**k on the bottom of the radiator. It is still stuck way out. No matter how much I turn it the thing will not...
  8. Power Steering Fluid Flush Tip

    9000 Workshop
    I just finished flushing the power steering fluid of the '96 9000 CSE that I recently bought. It wasn't too bad of a job to do using the quasimotors "how to". I'd make one change to his procedure that'll help keep you from making a mess of your garage floor: Before you remove the power...
  9. help locating oil return holes in cylinder head?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi all We removed the valve cover on my '99 9.5 to find significant sludge. I want to remove some of the 'crust' (with tools and a shop vac) prior to doing an engine flush. I wanted to cover the oil return holes prior to doing this so that no debris gets lodged in them. The only problem I have...
  10. 1998 900 Turbo SE Transmission Slips Intermittently

    9-5 Workshop
    My Saab will run a fine but after a few miles, give or take, the transmission starts to slip requiring a high RPM to keep going. The fluid looks good and no debris on the dipstick..after letting it rest a while, it runs fine...it eventually will do the same thing.. I've read about trans flush...
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