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  1. Recirculation Motor Removal Frustrations

    9-5 Workshop
    I've been trying to get the recirculation motor out (of my 2003 9-5) for a couple weeks now and I'm going crazy. Here are some tutorials and threads I've looked at. Fairway academy Saabservices What tool? Recirc motor removal Recirculation motor The problem is the screw deep inside the boss. I...
  2. v6 3.0 THrottle body

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, would someone please point me to a thread about removing throttle body on my 2001 v6 3.0l wagon so I can replace valve cover gasket on the rear engine bank? thank you chip
  3. Rear seating removal

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello all, New here, so I hope this is the correct place to post. Used the search function, but didn't find what I really was looking for. Thing is, my mother 'bought' (simply said, the whole story involves a broken crankshaft on a freshly bought 9-3) a 2001 Saab 9-3, having previously owned...
  4. Difficulties in Removal

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So I am working on getting to my heater core. I use some instructions I found on here for a different car but they have worked well so far. However, I have run into two issues: 1) The instructions were for a manual and I have an automatic. How do I removed the plastic around the gearshift so I...
  5. Cassette Replacement Probz

    C900 Workshop
    Hey there guys. So far loving the my 1990 Saab 900. Well I got locked out of my stereo when i had to replace my battery. So i finally get around to replacing it. I pulled the factory radio and was shocked to see no wires lol. Can any one direct me to a thread or give me some insight on how to...
  6. Removal rear spoiler aero convertible

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi i am interested in buyong a 2008 aero conv. But i do not like the rear spoiler. Can i permanently remove without damage to the boot lid ? Is the spoiler glued or scrued to the boot lid ? Thanks!
  7. How do I remove the rear driver's side window

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am trying to remove the regulator for the rear-side (not back) window on a 1999 9-3 convertible. I have the regulator and glass loose but there si not enough room to slide the assembly out. Is there a trick?
  8. 9-7x Headlight Removal

    Saab 9-2X, 9-4X & 9-7X Workshop
    I want to remove the headlight ballast on my 2007 9-7x to clean the connections and see if I can correct the flickering and shutting off of the passenger side low-beam. The wire harnesses, particularly the turn signal wires, are so short that I can't manage to disconnect the harnesses to remove...
  9. engine trans replacement on 03 linear

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi i am thinking about replacing the engine and trans on my car.only because i have heard.that its a pain in the butt to replace the trans in theses cars. The motor is perfect even with the 175k and still going. The trans has had it. It does nothing but slip and flair up from time to time. I...
  10. Perfectly good A/C system

    C900 Workshop
    Out of curiosity, would you remove your A/C system when it is in perfect working condition? I will hopefully be completing the timing chain job along with a new crank pulley over the winter (in two months). I have maybe used the A/C twice when I purchased the 86 SPG 9 months ago, I just dont...
  11. gear/shifter knob removal/replacement issue

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello all! I am new here and new to Saab (been a fan a long time but never owned one until now). My 2005 Aero (5 speed manual) has a really tatty gator and i have a new leather item to fit. I have done everything around the fitting bar actually reassembly. This is stopped as (the complete...
  12. How do I remove the valance?

    9000 Workshop
    I have a 96 Aero, and I want to remove the valance because it's broken. Does anyone have a video or tutorial on how to remove it? Any help would be appreciated
  13. Saab 9-3 2005 Dash Removal?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Does anyone know how to remove the dash of a 2005 9-3? I wanna wrap it in carbon fiber but i feel like its going to be very difficult.. but ill take anything i can get! Thanks! ;ol;
  14. Clutch Job - Trouble removing input shaft

    C900 Workshop
    So, I'm doing a clutch job on the '89 Conv this weekend, hoping to get it running for the work commute during the Summer. I managed to fashion my own "special tool" spacer ring out of an old bucket handle. With the slave being shot, I used the "long bolt" method to push in the springs on the...
  15. How does one repair ESP and Customize buttons?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2003 9-3 Linear and the ESP and Customize buttons, pics below, have stopped working. They seem to no longer have the soft plastic that allows it to be pushed. I was wondering if anyone knows how to remove this panel and or buttons in order to fix them? I have searched all over the...
  16. How do you remove centre armrest on 9-3? (replacing worn leather)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi, My cream (parchment) leather armrest is in a bad state on my 53plate 9-3 Aero. It has cracks all over it due to the high mileage I have done on the car and I have been looking to replace it for past few years, but could never find an armrest for it 2nd hand. I now have just received one I...
  17. Pinion bearing install with no press.

    C900 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I've been using temperature differential for pinion bearing removal and installation with great success, so I though I'd share this method with others who, like me, may not have a press handy for this job. The cost is low, approximately $5 worth of dry ice (2-3 pounds of ice) is enough to both...
  18. Removing Rear Brake Caliper

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am new to this site and searched for over 2 hours, but I still couldn't find what I am looking for. I have a 2003 9-3 Arc, and I need to replace my driver side, rear caliper. I have everything unbolted, and all I need to do is remove the parking cable from the caliper. The problem I have is...
  19. Was it time for this mount to be replaced?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    What do you think? Doesn't seem like the mount was doing too much... The old mount literally fell apart as I removed the bolts. eeuroparts to the rescue and I installed a new Bilstein transmission mount last night. Access to the bolts holding the mount to the transmission was tricky even...
  20. Aero/Viggen front seat removal

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hi all, i recently bought a replacement set of viggen seats to fit my '02 Aero. The reason im replacing them is that the driver's seat electric motor is gone and the dealer wants over €600 for the replacement motor alone, +VAT, +Fitting!! So i decided to buy a full set of seats for about half...