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  1. 1997 se turbo idler pully problems

    Tech II Workshop
    My serpentine belt needed to be replaced. I replaced the belt but it kept slipping off the idler pulley, when i checked the pulley it looks a little warped, problem is I CAN'T figure out how to get the idler pulley off, does anyone know what tool to take it off with. Help Graysr
  2. Whine or noise from accessory/serpentine belt area? Try the slightly longer short belt.

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi guys, I have had a whining sound from my accessory/serpentine belt area for a long time now. Pretty sure I isolated it to the alternator. I was due for an accessory belt change, and I decided to go with the "alternative short belt" that is just slightly longer than the original short belt. I...
  3. Short belt on a 2001 9-3?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Howdy. I did a short serpentine belt replacement on my 1998 900 (minus that one pulley), but can I also do a short belt conversion on my 2001 9-3?
  4. Charging Issue

    9-5 Workshop
    Working on my MIL's 2001 SAAB 9-5 [Outback- oops had Subaru on the brain] Wagon 2.3 l with 144K miles (purchased used a few months back - so no history). :( I am only in town (Raleigh-Durham, NC) till Sat . I hope to resolve this ASAP. :o Do not have Service Manual, but will order digital...
  5. 2003 Belt Tensioner Failure and Coolant Leak - Possible for a Casual to Fix?

    9-5 Workshop
    I tried the search function and couldn't find anything specifically about the 2003 3.0t Arc, so I figured I'd just ask. In a matter of 4 minutes, I heard a squealing noise (belt shredding), lost power steering, and overheated (pouring coolant out of all over the road). Of course, the...
  6. Procedure and parts needed for idler pulley and serpentine belt replacement on 06-09

    9-5 Workshop
    I see a few links such as: However, I've been burned before on assuming the 99-05...
  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. AC Bypass for 2003 Saab 95 Working Belt Size without pulley removal!

    9-5 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I spent around an hour searching this forum for the answer to my problem. My AC bearings went out a few months ago and my Saab has been sitting ever since. I knew from prior vehicles that it is possible to bypass the AC unit. The only thing I could find on this site were bypass mods for Saab...
  9. 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!
  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. Smoking around serpentine belt & TERRIBLE noises?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello. I have a Saab 9-5 2000 V6. About two days ago I had a much-needed oil change and the mechanic said he was a bit concerned about a slight leak. Not seeming too concerned, I've driven it since, just making sure to check the oil each day. Today, it was idling in the driveway 5 minutes...
  12. Short serpentine belt to AC bypass

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, My AC compressor is probably faulty (I need to check fuse & relays). That's they said at the mechanics. To bypass the AC compressor, is there a way to install a short serpentine belt? I've seen a lot of posts on the OG93 but mine is a MY2006 1.9 TiD 93 (Z19DTH engine) but not for this...
  13. Loud Thud Followed by Rhythmic Thump and Serpentine belt Piece Flopping Around

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, I'm new to the forum, but need advice. I have a 2002 Saab 95 3.0T Arc . I just got the car back from having the crankshaft position sensor replaced after having starting and stalling issues. The car was doing fine and then two days later I'm driving down the road and hear a loud thud and...
  14. 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...
  15. How do I replace Idler Pulley?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I am having the most incredibly awful time trying to replace my idler pulley. The space is extremely tight and no standard tools seem to fit in the space provided. Is there an access panel anywhere? I have tried cutting down a 6mm allen wrench and i got it to fit in the space but still no...
  16. Wanted: Need Serpentine belt & pulley for 2000 9-3

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Does anyone have a used belt and pulley they are willing to part with for the cost of shipping?
  17. Serpentine Belt Stalling Problem

    9000 Workshop
    My 98 9k cse turbo has developed an interesting problem. It stalls occasionally but only after it is warmed up. From a cold start, there is no stalling. At first I thought the stalling was related to the IAC so I cleaned it using the procedure I got here. Now, I have come to realize that the...
  18. Noisy Serpentine Belt from NOP AC

    C900 Workshop
    Hey all, When listening the my engine (1991 Saab NA), my belt seems to be making a fair bit more of noise than what i consider "normal". It seems to be from the AC unit that is currently not in use. I dont know if it needs a recharge or just has a leak. Anyways, is there a lubricant i can put...
  19. 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...
  20. Serpentine belt

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, been a while since my last posting but had too ask. So with serpentine belts, can it be done in a drive way with a jack and stands or this a engine pulling job. Looking at the engine on Saabrina, it looks too tight to fit a hand in to get anything done which is a bit discerning. Do I...