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  1. 2008 Saab 9-3 V6 overheating

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Friends, Saturday, as I pulled into a parking lot my car seemed to be overheating. I glanced at the temp gauge and it was showing completely normal. Afraid of the damage that could be done, I threw it in park and shut the car off. Yesterday, we filled it with water to get it safely to the...
  2. Saab Noob temperature query (overheating?)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hi guys. So I've always liked Saab's but never owned one until yesterday, when I decided to go old school and buy a 2001 9-3 SE 2.0 Turbo. I'm used to driving modern German diesels like the Golf GT-TDI, Mercedes ML320, Jetta TDI etc and haven't had a petrol turbo car since the 90's. First...
  3. 2007 9-5 sportcombi 2.3L - Multiple symptoms ... please help

    9-5 Workshop
    One evening my car started running rough, but I had to drive across town to pick up my kids so I pressed on. By the time I got to them it was worse, but still moving. Shortly after getting the kids, it overheated, the steering got real tough, oil overflowed from the oil fill cap, and the...
  4. Saab 900 fan relay modification

    C900 Workshop
    I have been trying to get my 1991 Saab 900 n/a up and running to get ready to sell. My main issue besides a dying alternator is a overheating problem. I have been trying to get both fans up and running as of now I have gotten the right side fan (the one that comes on when the car starts to...
  5. Sudden overheating

    9-5 Workshop
    happened that day driving on highway on charge, suddenly the temp indicator has quit the middle of the display and raise up for 10-15 % more than normal, after checking the coolant reservoir I have noticed it is almost full of liquid. fans are working properly, and the temp raise down when I...
  6. Overheating Issues - Need Advice

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Greetings, Lately, I am experiencing some awful over heating issues. I have read a few discussions on here and other sources on the web and believe I have a unique situation. The car is a 2008 9-3 Aero Convertible. 1) Last year car is over heating. Believe it is head gasket, repair shop...
  7. Overheating Issue 04 9-3 Linear

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am experiencing occasional overheating mostly going up any hills, on flat road it seems to be normal. I can idle the car in the driveway for 30+ minutes and only reaches normal operating temp and never overheats even holding at 2,000rpm for about a minute at idle. No leaks any where to be...
  8. Not a helpless female but...

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi, I've been searching for answers here today and have already learned a lot - thanks! I have a 1999 Saab 9-3 and love it! Have had minor maintenance repairs done by a general mechanic (not specializing in foreign cars). Car leaks/burns a little oil, but I keep on top of it. Mechanic said...
  9. Need Help!

    C900 Workshop
    So a week ago I got in my car and 10 min down the road I noticed it was really hot! Then i pulled over and check the oil ( i have an oil leak that requires I need to poor in more nearly every month) and it was very low, below the minimum. I pored more in and let it sit for 30 min then took off...
  10. 1996 Saab 900 SE Turbo - Heats Up/Burns Oil

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    My 96 Saab 900 Turbo after running for a while will heat up (but never overheats) and burna oil as I occasionally see white smoke coming out of the exhaust and smell oil burning out of the muffler, and I sometimes see smoke coming out from underneath the hood, I had too much anti-freeze in the...
  11. 9-5 2.3 big end shells, where to buy?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I live just north of London, and the big ends suddenly started getting noisy this afternoon. At the same time the engine temp gauge went into meltdown, and the oil light came on. I managed to stop the car and after around half an hour was able to start it up and drive it a total of six...
  12. Overheated. Fixed Leak. Won't run.

    9-5 Workshop
    Trying to decide what to do. '99 3.0 148K. Overheated last week - Stopped and found leaking bypass valve. Bought 5 gallons of water and limped home (40 miles). Noticed lots of air on expansion tank as I tried to add water. Last 10 miles started hearing mechanical noises (water pump?) We...
  13. Shuddering on acceleration, head gasket ?

    9-5 Workshop
    After having the upper coolant hose blow and the car being close to overheating, and then the radiator blowing soon after then the coolant bypass valve going out to and my car almost over heating. I am now having a shuddering while accelerating and trouble idling. I'm hoping its not the head or...
  14. Coolant and the transmission

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I have a 2002 SAAB 9-5. Since March, I have had two radiator hoses blow and had to replace the radiator. Today was a warm day, and my 9-5 was running hot. The temp needle was around 75% of the way to hot. It got to 75% and stayed there for most of the 20 minute drive. On opening the...
  15. Car suddenly stops when idling.

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    So I bought my first car, a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible with a turbo engine, about four months ago. It's a great car and I really don't have any complaints about it other than the fact that sometimes it stops on me. It's already happened four times. The first happened at night while I was...
  16. Overheating, wants to stall?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey everyone, I wonder if you can help me with my 9-5. Over the past few months my 9-5 has not been working right. Driving in the winter, temps around 40F, the fan was constantly on, but the temp gauge would not go above the middle. In the morning the car drives fine (60F), but on my way home...
  17. 2004 Saab 9-3 Linear- Overheating, No hot air, already replace thermostat

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2004 Saab 9-3 Linear- Overheating, No hot air, already replaced thermostat I am stuck. I have used this forum many times in the past to solve my Saab problems but this is my first time posting. Here is the situation: I have a 2004 Saab 9-3 linear 2.0. Back in early December, the temperature...
  18. Part or Repair?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Forgive me Saab community, but I made a big mistake. I trusted someone that supposedly had a connection for body work and repair, that had the resources to do it quicker than I could and for very little money. I let him talk me into putting water in a cracked radiator, with it spilling out...
  19. !!! Uh oh! Fan/Overheating issue!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Ok, so I've done a massive search over the past couple weeks, and to no avail. So, over the year I've had many cooling system issues on my 1999 Saab 93. From blown hoses and radiators (twice) to the reservoir cap blowing out. I took it to the mechanic and he said the waterpump checked out most...
  20. 91 900S Overheating Questions

    C900 Workshop
    I read through so many articles about my wife's SAAB. IE the changing on fan resistor, change of thermo and switch etc etc. So what I did for a while was I unplugged the left fan and plugged it into the fog light switch plug and just manually controlled it (which worked because of the usual...
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