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  1. Random ticking sound (MY04 2,0t)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Starts at the beginning of the video and gets louder. Stops completely just before the end. Vacuum pump replaced. Plugs tightened (28 Nm). Cam chain? Valves? Steering pump? Video:
  2. 95 2001 2.3t wagon smokes sometimes on startup

    9-5 Workshop
    My wagon smokes (blue) so oil, sometimes on startup and it can be a lot. I've done the oil vapor upgrade and installed a clear fuel filter to confirm oil vapor is not entering the throttle body. Last time I did a compression test all cylinders had similar compression values. I am thinking...
  3. 9-3 burning oil could be head gasket?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Here is what happens: 1. Engine at running temp. 2. Stay at idle for 2 or more minutes 3. On acceleration, will get spark knocking and oil burn as white smoke from tailpipe. 4. After it is burnt off, no more smoke, no more knocking. Until at idle again for said amount of time. Here is what I...
  4. 2007 93 strang knocking shortly after started - video link

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All, Well I am stumped. About a minute after I start my car there is a knocking sound that can be heard coming from engine area. It lasts about 5 minutes then goes away. This started about two months ago and has not gotten any worse since then. I youtubed the car with said symptoms so you...
  5. Saab NG900 Knocking noise

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, So, i recently bought a 97 saab 900 with a 9-3 engine swap (lower miles on the 9-3 engine). I have had it for around 3 week now. A few days ago i decided to oped the flood gates on it, you know, to feel the turbo. 2nd gear, took it 60 and then slowed down. Then something crazy happened...
  6. knocking noise...

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hey everyone! I have a 1995 900s, and its been acting odd lately... It just hit 132k and i can feel/hear a knocking noise when I accelerate or just cruising down the road. Brought it in and it went away which made no sense. Drove it the night before and felt/hear nothing. Seems like the...
  7. 9-3 Knocking at idle!

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2004 Aero that just recently incurred a persistent knocking. The knock only happens at idle in neutral and goes away if the clutch is pushed in. Sometimes if i pump the clutch a few times the knock will decrease and almost completely go away. The only change i've made recently was an...
  8. piston wear

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I was getting a knock in my '01 9-3 so I pulled the engine apart. Actually, this is about the 3rd time I've pulled it apart, just not to this level. I pulled the head and lapped the valves the last time. I have also replaced the main rod bearings. I asked a Saab mechanic and he said it was...
  9. noise from driver side wheel well

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I have this awful noise coming from my driver side wheel well area. The best way I can describe this noise is if you have a floor fan at home and and one of the blades was hitting it's case and the sound it makes is kind of like the sound I hear. whats interesting with the noise I hear...
  10. Clicking/Knocking from Rear Brake

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Guys, I have a knocking/clicking sound coming from the rear at low speeds. When I apply the brakes, the sound goes away. The same is true when driving more than 20mph. Any ideas what may be causing this? Thanks. John
  11. Questions from new SAAB owner

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I just bought a 99 SAAB 9-3 SE and I have a few questions. 1. Apparently the battery in my remote (the banana attached to my key) needs to be replaced. How do I access the battery without breaking the case? I have read how to replace the battery in keys themselves but mine is in the banana...
  12. Suspension Problem?

    C900 Workshop
    I hear a knocking sound when I go over deadpan terrains or just driving around on curved roads. Sounds like its coming from the front. Can anyone advise what I should inspect? Is there anything that could be a safety issue?
  13. Question on engine compatibility.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I guess this will serve as my intro as well. My name is Kalani and I live in Washington State. I have a 1996 900SE Turbo 2.0. I certainly wish I had the presence of mind to check out the forum before I had performed the "purple crankshaft mod"!;oops: The pickup was completely blocked with...