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  1. I have a tedious idling problem, high revs around 1700.

    C900 Workshop
    So when I start my 1990 900 spg cold, the revs stay relatively low but still around 1,100. As the car warms up it can sometimes get as high as 2,100 but almost always stays around 1,700 once the engines been running. Also, I can't confirm this entirely or even know if this relates to the...
  2. RPM issue 97 900se (can't find SE forum)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello! I am new to the forum and unsure of where to post for the 900se. So here's my issue, I hope it can be helped. I've owned my saab for about 3000 miles now, done a basic tune up (oil, air, fuel filters, spark plugs, oil, new gas, coolant and a spit shine) and noticed after driving it...
  3. Engine hum at 2K RPM

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Okay, so I've looked into this heavily and found some related results but nothing that knocks the nail on the head. I've got an 04 9-3 Aero (Auto trans) there's a hum with your foot on the throttle that comes from the engine when getting up to speed. it's most noticeable when the car is climbing...
  4. Strange RPM Issue; Range Specific

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Everyone, Last week I had my clutch, pressure plate, and slave cylinder replaced which, as I’m sure many of you know, is a pretty big job! Being that it’s a bit out of my league, I had my trusty mechanic tackle the job which required him removing the engine and pretty much the entire front...
  5. 1999 Saab 9-3 timing issue

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1999 9-3 is running great at slow speed. Once the engine warms up and I get on the highway it seems the timing falls off. RPM gauge jumps all over the place. If I accelerate slowly it seems I can get to about 60 + mph but if I gun it I get this timing issue. Check Engine light is on...
  6. Very slow acceleration, high RPM needed to get moving

    C900 Workshop
    Hey guys, this is my first post here. I've found the forum very helpful in the past, but I ran into a problem I'm having trouble pinning down. About a week ago my 96 900 SE Turbo starting giving me the most annoying acceleration problem. I need to rev up to somewhere between 3000-4000 RPM just...
  7. Saab 93 Rough Idle 600 RPMs

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My 2006 (80K miles) Saab 9-3 typically idles at 900 RPM smoothly. Recently it has been sporadically dropping to 600 RPM at stops (but sometimes it stays at 900). Over the last couple of days on two occasions, the drop to 600 nearly caused the engine to stall but the engine "caught" the stall...
  8. 2001 Saab 9-5 Shakes at low RPM

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 manual transmission. Yesterday I was driving at around 40 mph when there was sudden jolt and the engine light came on. After that the car would shake at low RPMs and while idling. The shaking would stop (maybe not stop, but become unnoticeable) at around 3000-3500 RPMs, but...
  9. Low RPM vibrations and power loss

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    Hello everyone, So here is the deal, I have a 1999 9-3SE that seems to have acquired a vibrating thumping noise in the lower rpms. In gears 3rd, 4th, and especially 5th it sounds like there is a low thumping noise when i accelerate. It gets worse when i shift a little on the earlier side round...
  10. RPMs dropping too low when braking, will it eventually stall?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello. I thought I had cured all my car's ailments, but alas... RPMs have started to drop during hard braking. The car normally idles at about 800RPMs, and does so very smoothly, but when coming to a sudden stop lately the RPMs seem to drop to about 500RPMs. The RPMs seem to hang there a...
  11. Two related(?) problems: Engine occationally dies when idle and is difficult to start

    9-5 Workshop
    I have two seemingly related problems with my SAAB 95 1999: engine dies when idle and engine is difficult to start. It began with that the car intermittently would take a long time to start (happened three times after the car had been standing for at least a few hours). The starter sounded fine...
  12. High Idle when in drive?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2007 9-5 with an automatic transmission. When in park or in neutral the idle is at the correct 860rpm. When put in drive or reverse the rpm's jump up about 100 to just below 1000 rpm's it looks like. Does anyone know if this is normal? All cars that I have owned before didn't have a...
  13. Need help with 2001 9-5 sedan first Saab

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey everyone, my name is Hardeep and i recently purchased a Saab 2001 9-5 sedan from an auction. Now this is my first Saab and i'm starting to have problems with it, i've been reading a lot of the forms, but i'm still a little off key with a few topics. My Saab started to blow out heavy white...
  14. Occasional Rough Idle (500rpm) and Occasional (1200rpm)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    So here and there with my Stage 2 Ng900, my car's idle will drop from 1000 down to 6-700 and the vibrations will start. But even rarer it will idle slightly higher than normal, at about 1200. Is this bad? What could be causing this?