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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. Dreaded Water Pump r2

    9-5 Workshop
    Is there a trick to removing the WP pulley off 2002 9-5 with 3.0 T? Idler and tensioner pulleys came off relatively easy, not so with the pump pulley. First time I have had the pleasure of changing out a water pump. Does the center bolt-like piece come off with pulley? Is it a bolt or part...
  3. Special Alternator pulley?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T Arc Automatic 134,000miles owned less than 1 year Alternator just crapped out. I did a couple tests and I'm fairly confident its just the Alternator. I ordered the same alternator that is currently installed. A reman Bosch AL0830x from RockAuto for $170. It says it "may...
  4. Noisy C900, waterpump or pulleys? (video)

    C900 Workshop
    Noisy clatter from the engine, might be because she sat in a field for 4 years :D Does this sound like pulleys or just the water pump?
  5. 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...
  6. Crazy noise at low RPM's

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 98 900 SE Conv. developed a noise on a long road trip. It is coming from the RF engine lower pulley. Is there a cheap fix, as I am on a job hunting trip and low on funds? It's not overheating, dropping fluids, or loosing power. Help:o
  7. Serpentine belt maintainence

    9-5 Workshop
    My serpentine belt broke down. It just came off the car like a pair of torn panties falling down . It looked like it was torn out on the edge. The edge had a raw cut and hairs from it were shooting out. On a "do it now & leave " basis - I hunted around for replacements for the pulley . The...
  8. 2nd Idler Pulley

    9-5 Workshop
    So I'm going to put the second (middle) pulley back in and go back to the long belt... There were no instructions on which washer goes which way against the pulley. Does anyone have any hints/pics to help? Cheers!
  9. Power Steering Pulley Bolt

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Does anybody know what bolt to use with the power steering pulley? My power steering pump seized up and sheered the bolt for the pulley. I found this one, but I am unsure about using it as it says it is for the tensioner pulley.
  10. Serp belt and pulley maintanence

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys, 97 900 SE 2L Turbo. I've got a pretty loud noise coming from the belt area (kind of a rattle/scraping noise). My stethoscope says it's coming from the upper idler pulley, although I suspect the tensioner pulley and alternator pulley might not be doing so hot as well. My...
  11. 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...
  12. Vacuum hose clip part number

    9-5 Workshop
    Does anyone know the part number for the red ring that holds the brake vac hose to the aux pump? Mine is shot and I think is causing some random idle problems I'm having. Also, opinions on wether to go back to long belt and put the middle pulley back or stay with two?
  13. Cracked Harmonic Balancer

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi. I just replaced my harmonic balancer because the old one had some messed up threads (split my belt down the middle) [I don't know how that happened I'm guessing that some metal or a rock got caught in it...] Three days after I changed it. The bolt got loose and it stopped spinning. So I...
  14. Harmonic Balancer/Crankshaft pulley wobble

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    First post in NG900 Workshop! After inspecting my belt and idler pulley on my '98 900 SE Turbo, I noticed that the crankshaft pulley was wobbling quite a bit. It's very noticeable. I jacked up the car and inspect the pulley from the side, and the harmonic balancer is wobbling a lot, too. On...
  15. somethings bad on my serp belt. PLEASE HELP!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hey everyone unfortunate event have brought me back for a second time. it started two days ago, i was driving to work. when idling at a red light my 2001 auto se with about 104,000 started vibrating moderately and emitting a sound similar to a serpentine belt slipping . ive had misfires on all...
  16. Need help please!!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have an issue with with my water pump pulley grinding into my lower engine mount. I can't determine why this is has happened, all bolts are tight, the engine mount is new, there is no play in the water pump pulley shaft, doesnt' look like anything has shifted out of alignment. Any possible...
  17. LSJ mods that may work on 2.0t/T

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Soo, after seeing bratboy successfully install our b207r into the supercharged balt ss and my excess of free time due to a broken back and not much else to do I've been looking at mods that may work on our car. I think some of these with the addition of an ECU flash may be a nice way to broaden...
  18. Broken Idler Pulley

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2000 Saab 93....So, I fill the tank with gas (no cheap feat) and go to start it up and the triangle with an exclamation mark sign light comes on along with the battery light. I get it home and look under the hood to see that the serp belt is all jagged up. Upon further inspection I...
  19. Idler Pulley Replacement Questions

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My idler pulley came off of my 1998 900 SE during a drive a few weeks ago and I've gotten everything I need to replace it. I'm following this guide to do everything. I've come to the part where I need to remove the tension and then lock it with a hex key on page 4. It mentions that the square...
  20. Squeaky power steering pump pulley?

    9-5 Workshop
    Kept hearing a squeak squeak in the mornings when cold and at night when car was cranked up, used to go away as car heated up. Got to the point now though where it squeaks the whole time, sometimes when its not even cold. Decided to research, heard a lot about idler pulleys going bad causing...