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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    There is one more problem with my 2003 SAAB 9-3 SS 1.8t and i would like to ask you what this could be. I've searched whole internet in two languages and couldnt find anything useful... So, problem is that when engine is cold, it idles around 720rpm (early 9-3 idled low) and i nearly cant feel...
  2. C900 Workshop
    Hi all, I picked up my beautiful Saab 900 Turbo S a couple of weeks ago from a reputable Saab garage with good engineers. Unfortunately over the last week it's been playing up. Luckily it has a 3 month warranty so hoping it will get sorted but wanted some opinions on what it could be. The car...
  3. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I have lots of problems with my Saab lately. I add 2 videos. https://youtu.be/ZnVM3QqX1Bw https://youtu.be/89dIFehQjW8 Car runs fine on road. But when idle or in D stop i feel rattling feel on steering wheel. Last week i found that oil cap in with oil.... I see i have updated PVC...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    detailed service records all the way back to 1999, 133k miles i bought her yesterday, in perfect condition, drove her 100 miles no problems. parked over night and on my 30 minute drive to work coolant hose leak, sprayed coolant all over the front of the engine cavity. new hose, filled with...
  5. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a an odd misfire issue on my 2.8 V6 that is really puzzling me, and I am hoping someone on here will be able to provide me with some insight. The car on misfires under low load conditions, i.e. sitting at idle, or while maintaining a set RPM in neutral. The misfire can be felt, mostly I...
  6. C900 Workshop
    So when I start my 1990 900 spg cold, the revs stay relatively low but still around 1,100. As the car warms up it can sometimes get as high as 2,100 but almost always stays around 1,700 once the engines been running. Also, I can't confirm this entirely or even know if this relates to the...
  7. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Folks, I have a 2003 9-3 ARC that runs well when cold but like it is on 2 cylinders when it is hot. It also goes into limp mode - caps out at ~2000rpm. Engine has done 120 000 km and compression on all 4 is around 184psi. I have; - replaced the plugs - replaced coil packs - cleaned...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi folks, I've done some research on high idling issues but haven't quite found my particular situation. My 5-speed manual 1996 Saab 900S 2.3 convertible (non-Turbo) idles high after I press down on the accelerator but it drops back to normal idle after the engine warms up. It's been quite...
  9. C900 Workshop
    Hi all, My c900 (auto) has a strong vibration when idling and at a stop in 'drive'. This will go away when placed in neutral or reverse. I initially thought it might be a bad engine mount, but when I took the car in for its roadworthy inspection, the mechanic (SAAB specialist) said it was a...
  10. C900 Workshop
    Hi everyone, After replacing my head gasket, I'm having an issue where the car idles high, getting worse as it gets to operating temp, where the idle speed starts jumping. I've also noticed that the jumping stops when aircon is turned on (even though the compressor clutch doesn't work). I...
  11. 9-5 Workshop
    TLDR: 2008 95 Aero has rough idle and weak turbo boost. Okay guys, I'm going to be honest here. I'm a single young gal who has no clue about cars. My dad gave me his Saab a couple of years ago. It's a 2008 95 Aero wagon, now at about 93,000 miles, with a turbo engine and a little "sport" button...
  12. 9-5 Workshop
    I recently bought a 1999 Saab 9-5 2.3 for next to nothing. Runs, drives, but stalls or falls into low RPMs while idling. I'm throwing two codes, but only one that's truly serious for the time being. It's P0300 a misfire code as it reads on the scanner. I checked my plugs and they're all good...
  13. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1995 900 SE convertible (automatic) is having a stalling issue. Mostly when I start it it runs fine then I'll stop go into a store or something come back out start it again and it'll make a repeated revving noise and eventually stalls out. The battery light comes on, the oil light comes on...
  14. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I purchased this car about a month and a half ago and noticed an odd issue. On cold start the car doesn't seem to "choke" like my last one did (idled at around 1200 for a minute and slowly came down) this one just drops immediately down to 1000rpm. not sure if that is something wrong with my...
  15. C900 Workshop
    Hello guys, I have a '93 900 S 2.1 with running/idling issues. On cold start it starts and idles normally but after hard driving, or highway driving it will have an erratic idle and sometimes die completely. The issue doesn't come up on steady state cruising and I've driven for hours on the...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    Today as I was just pulling into my parking spot at work my car suddenly died. I decided to try and start back up and it started just fine, but after only a second or two it died. I tried this again a couple times all with the same result. I then started it and promptly pumped the gas pedal. It...
  17. 9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I'll try to keep this as short as I can, but I'm at a bit of a loss with my mother's '06 9-5 2.3t. Essentially, the problems started when the car developed a jumpy idle speed. When sitting at the lights (in drive), the idle would fluctuate between ~1250rpm and then dip very low...
  18. 9-5 Workshop
    The alternator in my 2002 9-5 died, so I replaced by a refurbished one. This is the hardest job imaginable on a SAAB. Very difficult. I do not want to go there again. All was OK in winter, but now it's summer; when I turn on the AC, if I stop at a traffic light, the lights and displays start...
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/cjcopp/media/IMG_20140530_203544_zpsca2a5d6b.jpg.html?sort=3&o=8 which fits into http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/cjcopp/media/IMG_20140530_203448_zps0de5bae7.jpg.html?sort=3&o=9
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I currently own a Saab 1998 900 SE Turbo with an idling problem. After a few minutes of idling, the engine seems to "chug" every 15-20 seconds or so. Every once in a while, the entire car actually stall out. I have replaced the IAC valve and PCV nipple, as well as checked for vacuum leaks using...
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