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  1. Checking my sanity.... heater core?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm just running down the symptoms I have leading me to believe I have a leaking heater core. -Strong coolant smell in the cabin -Fogging windows that won't clear -No detected coolant leaks or smells outside the car Is there anything else that would line up with this other than a heater core?
  2. coolant/antifreeze smell after drive??

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    hey guys, i have a saab 9-3 with a 2.0t engine (b207r). I have noticed it smells like coolant/antifreeze smell after the engine has been warmed up. however, 1. it doesn't smell inside of the car or outside, you can only smell it when you pop the hood and put your nose in the gap between the...
  3. Just got a '95 NG900 - noxious smell in cabin

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi - I just picked up a '95 NG900 turbo 3-door through a friend. It looks and drives well for its age and mileage (odometer says 144K, although records suggest it may have WAY more...?). Anyhow, I've had it for a couple of days now. There is a pretty strong noxious/exhaust smell in the...
  4. How to deal with horrible smell coming from AC?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It got hot enough this week for me to turn on the AC. When I'm about to reach my destination I usually turn the AC off and let the fan run to dry off any condensation in the vents. This year though when I let the fan run the smell coming out of the vents is really bad :x :cry:. Anybody dealt...
  5. Oil low after filling 2 weeks ago!

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everybody, this is my first time posting to this forum so I hope I give all the info that is needed. First off I have a 9-5 2002 SAAB. It has 82,000 miles on it. I had the turbo replaced less than a year ago, refurbished not new, and 2 months ago I was in a bad accident that destroyed the...
  6. Exhaust smell thread

    The Lounge
    This thread isn't a help my car smells funny post. It's a post for guys to get together and talk about your favorite exhaust smells. I love how catless cars smell. After I removed that cat on my first car I was hooked by the smell. It reminds me of back road cruising and going fast. Plus...
  7. Damp Smell

    9-5 Workshop
    I'm relatively new to the Site but I have now owned 3 Saab 9-5's over the last 10 years.. I absolutely love them but they are extremely frustrating at times. I have not experience too many mechanical issues more electrical and leak based ones!! my latest 2010 9-5 was purchased with 50k on...
  8. Raw gasoline odor

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Greetings all! Alright, one more problem for the goose. I've recently had an intermittent fuel odor from the front of the car, but now it seems more prominent and more permanent. Also, it's getting into the passenger cabin, more so when the air isn't recirculating. I'd really appreciate some...
  9. TWICE almost fire...

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everyone, I experienced a major TWICE problem lately. First symptoms were dead battery and bad smell in the car. I was able to start the car using a second battery. The electronics seem to go into freegame mode (first, the key was not accepted then ok, headlights always ON then dimmed...
  10. Wired Cap wrong, car won't start now. 180 degrees off?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I decided to start a new thread on this one. Long story short, I wired the plug wires up to the distributor cap wrong when I was working on the car and couldn't figure out the correct order, thanks to the forum I eventually got the cap wired up right, but the car dies as soon as I try to start...
  11. fuel smell - but only under boost!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All, I have a 1995 900 SE 2.0T convertible with 163k miles. Runs like a champ, but recently whenever I come to a stop, there is an intense and horrible smell of gas/fuel in the cabin! It's so bad I need to roll down the windows - and its winter. To check if this is related to boost, I...
  12. Rear Main Seal

    9-5 Workshop
    Rear Main seal is shot, and its leaking onto the exhaust causing nasty smell and smoke. Anyone know if this is possibly a diy? Or do I have to get the dealer to do it for the pricey cost? Any write ups or tips would be great! Thanks in advance.
  13. Fuel Leak

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Anyone know if there is a common fuel leak problem on our cars? I have had a quick search which threw up nothing, have not read anything similar either here. Car stinks, and only starts after turning over for 5-10 seconds. Livable but needs fixing asap.
  14. Smell of melting crayons from engine/brakes?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've recently noticed a smell that appears to be coming from the front/right of the vehicle on my '97 900 S. It's difficult to tell if it's coming from under the hood or near the wheel. It smells like I imagine melting crayons would smell. I only notice the smell while stopped after I've been...
  15. 1999 9-5 V6 3.0 - whole bunch o' trouble

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey all, please help with problem on my 99 9-5 V6 3.0 (150k kms). Had radiator/oil cooler/oxygen sensors/cat-back replaced last year. I know there have been a number of related posts to the oil cooler issue, but it feels like several things are going on here, including some underlying problem...