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  1. Saab 9-3 2002 Noise

    New Member Introductions
    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...
  2. Need help with my 2.8 v6

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Ive got a 2008 saab 9-3 aero 2.8 v6, shes making a weird noise from a little Canister that i cant identify. Just need to know what this thing is, i know the pictures kinda suck but its right infront of the passenger wheel, behind the front bumper
  3. ACC Noise

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello all! Since buying my 2001 95 wagon, I havent ever had the cabin fans work. It has been pretty temperate by me so I hadn't gotten around to finally tackling it until this week. I ran the ACC calibration and came up with 08/14 codes- read a TON on this forum and wound up fixing both of...
  4. Noise from where?

    9-5 Workshop
    About a week ago I noticed this weird noise coming from the drive belt side of the engine. It's gotten worse thru out the week. It seems to quite down after it warms up a little but it is still present. I found a guy that posted a video on YouTube of exactly what it sounds like. Drive belt...
  5. Saab Interior sounds like diesel?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 06 saab 9-3 convertible 5 speed. Hey guys, so recently, i've been noticing a sound that can ONLY be heard INSIDE of the car when idling. The noise is a knocking type of sound, kind of like the knocking sound you would get from a diesel engine at idle. i feel like it is coming from the...
  6. Metallic rattling noise from under the car

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys. recently a rattling noise has happened that comes from underneath the car. It happened after i went over a small curb at a slow speed you can hear it slightly when u rev the car a bit when its cold but not when its warm The noise can be heard when driving down the road at lower speeds...
  7. rumbling noise?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    '06 9-3 Aero convertible, 84K miles. I may be overthinking this, but it seems noisier lately. I put 4 new tires on in the winter, and since we have a lot of snow here, I couldn't say whether the noise started as soon as I did that, but I don't think it's tires for the following reasons: 1) It...
  8. Unkown Issue With 2002 Viggen

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey Saab Central! Today I became the proud owner of a 2002 Saab 93 Viggen. I am very new to a manual transmission and have spent the entire day practicing. As I was backing out of my driveway I heard a loud sound of metal under serious duress. I immediately stopped the car and looked under to...
  9. After replacing water pump. Belt noise? [VIDEO]

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    What's up SaabCentral, After spending a couple days last week replacing a weeping water pump, I got it back together and put the belt back on. The belt is maybe 7 months old, so I opted out of replacing it. But before replacing the water pump, my serpentine belt slipped off. I'm assuming a...
  10. Saab 9000: Strange dashboard sound

    9000 Workshop
    After having started the car in the cold this morning (-12 degrees Celcius) a strange noise occured (follow link to Youtube belo2). I seems to be coming from somewhere behind the ACC-unit, and it kept on going for a few minutes. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with the cold, which also...
  11. Insulation here vs there

    The Lounge
    So it was a bit cold out the other day and after applying pounds of sound deadening to my car I had a question. Do you guys think the insulation and sound deadening in a 9-3 was different in Sweden from the ones sold in North America? After taking it apart I realized just how bare and to the...
  12. Saab 9-3 2004 High frequency/pitch beeping from dash

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey there! Great forum you guys have here and I wish to participate as well. Bought an used Saab 9-3 2004 Sport Sedan Linear and I have been happy with it. Some issues I've had have been the creaking front suspension which must be down to the front sway bar bushings. The other one has been a...
  13. TX - intermittent noise and vibration ?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Dear Saab friends, My TX SC is running well, but has developed this unsettling noise sometimes when starting up. It is a medium pitched sound and associated vibration in the steering wheel, floor, dash. Earlier it went away after a few seconds to a minute after start, but yesterday the noise...
  14. input shaft bearing and clutch noise and replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've looked all over the forum and can't find exactly what I'm looking for. I'll start by explaining my problem. I have a whirrling sounding that can be heard when the car is in neutral with the clutch engaged (unpressed) and disappears when the clutch is disengaged (pressed). The noise is not...
  15. Top End RPM Based Ticking

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Good Morning, All I have now discovered something a bit worrying. It was about 3F in VA yesterday and i did not get a chance to warm my car fully before leaving to get to work. I hope this is not a sign my engine is going, but I heard a small ticking noise this morning when I started my car...
  16. Ungodly engine chatter ghost

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I leave work to grab some eat goods at the local Panda. Stop at the post office. Leave the post office and realize halfway to Panda I'm hearing this ungodly noise emanating from my car: Felt no difference in drivability or performance. The noise seems to...
  17. New here - Also some questions about my current Saab

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello All, Firstly, I have never joined a car forum before, so forgive me if I say or ask something stupid. I have purchased a Used '97 NG900 and it has been a wonderful car, but I have recently ran into 2 issues that may need to be addressed. I am aware that Saabs can be expensive to fix, so...
  18. Unknown sound on 06' 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    I hear a loose heat-shield sounding noise every time I hit mild or hard bump in the road. I have checked my manifold heat shield and it is tight , I have had my exhaust done though. I was thinking it is the struts, my 06' 9-5 has 132,900-ish miles , so I would think it was about time to change...
  19. Lowering springs squeaking

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I had Eibach springs put in. The ride is smooth and great, but they are making noise. Not over bumps, but when I turn the steering wheel a lot (parking) it squeaks. Would Silicone Spray on the spring's contact points help?
  20. Is this noise serious?

    9-5 Workshop
    Every now and then I can hear a distorted metallic sssshhhh rattle from the left hand side of the car. It seems to happen more after lifting off throttle. From hearing the sound, if I roll in neutral it will stop after 5-10 seconds or so. I first noticed this noise after having a noobtune remap...