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  1. Starter whirring sound - no engine crank

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I have '07 9-3 2.0t 140K miles. This morning I heard/felt only whirring when turning the key to start. It's as if the starter is happy, but it's not engaging the engine for a crank. Any common problems y'all know abut with these? Thanks is advance! Kids have camps, car repair...
  2. New starter

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a new starter that did not fit my car and was refunded the money. So whomever wants it is welcome to have it. Just come and get it or pay for shipping and it is yours. NEW STARTER MOTOR FITS 2002-2003 SAAB 9-3 L4 2.0L 51-94-758 SR4122X M0T86781 51-94-758 5194758 REPLACES:BOSCH...
  3. Broke battery tab in wire harness that goes to the starter

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Broken battery tab in wire harness that goes to the starter I recently bought my son's 2003 9-3 Vector. It has a few issues but the biggest is the copper tab that goes to the starter snapped off when I was removing the starter. The 13mm nut kept spinning so I put a screwdriver behind it to...
  4. Saab 95 won't start. (New to Saab World)

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys! Nice to meet you all! New to the Saab world so I'm pretty sure you guys can help me out. I have 2003 95 Aero, manual transmission. Car has been driving well, but all of sudden yesters, I went to turn on my car and it wouldn't start. It cranks, but wnot come to a full start. Checked the...
  5. 9-3 ARC Not Starting

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Folks, Posting for a fellow Saab owner. They have an 05 9-3 ARC with 110km on it. The engine has had quite a shudder, like it is running on 3 cylinders but their mechanic confirmed plugs and power packs ok. The owner has spent quite a bit on maintenance and repairs and she doesn't have more...
  6. Starter Issue (tapping will start it)

    C900 Workshop
    Hey guys, got the '89 back from the mechanic because of an erratic loping idle after they replaced the Headgasket (Boyds in SLC) and well the car won't start until there are multiple whacks from a hammer on the starter. The car was fine before it went into the shop as far as starting. Ignition...
  7. What is this part??

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My starter decided to go kaput over the weekend after I changed the headlight bulbs out. But when I took out the starter, I noticed a wire that doesn't look in good condition. I have no clue what this wire connects to or what it does, and It doesn't seem possible to find a good wiring diagram. I...
  8. 9-3 SS B207R Starter Cable broken

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello to all! I apologize if the problem was already discussed. I tried google search first but couldn't find any related threads. Yesterday morning my saab 04' 9-3 Aero woudn't start. When turning the key, the starter wouldn't even crank. Of course I have first thought it was a dead battery...
  9. 9000 starter in 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Can a 9000 starter (2L) be used in a 9-5? The 9000 starter is from a '93 9k CD. I tried to compare them and they seem pretty much identical apart from the body (the actual motor) being slightly bigger/longer. The solenoid is also slightly bigger, but the 3 screws seem to e in exactly the same...
  10. 2009 9-3 2.0T Is it my Starter?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Last 2 weeks could hear a slight squeak at start up, that would go away once I was driving. I figured it was a belt slip and no biggie. Today car wont start. Lights work, radio ect. Turning it all off and no start. When I turn the ignition i hear two clicks and that's all, no attempt to...
  11. 93 saab 9000 won't start

    9000 Workshop
    Recently the starter on my 9000 quit. It had been going for a while. And finally quit. I tried to start it and it cranked but didn't start. I tried again and then as it was cranking it just stopped. NOTHING. I tried to start it again and there wasn't even a click. So I hired someone to install...
  12. Crank but no start (Video in description)

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_e5NgsWZ4Tw I am not sure of the cause. I've read other posts with some saying it could be the cps But then i've read other posts saying that if it was the cps the starter would not be cranking. I am a little confused and I don't want to end up taking out and...
  13. Saved a 2006 9-3 ('Sven') from the crusher!

    New Member Introductions
    Hi SaabCentral! About a year back I bought my 2006 9-3 2.0T Auto with 127k. It's a one-owner car that I bought from the head database programmer at my engineering school. He loved it and maintained it perfectly until early last year, when in a matter of months so many things had gone wrong...
  14. (?!?!?!) No start with solid red LED and parking lights... Sigh.

    9000 Workshop
    Alright guys, I've lurked on here since before I bought the saab and I've clicked every google link 10 pages deep on this, so I figured it was time to throw my own query in to the mix. Here's the top to bottom: Car has a failing brake light switch, which does't-always-but-sometimes keeps the...
  15. 2002 Saab 9-3 No start (No crank, no click)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Had this 2002 Saab 9-3 OG for about a year. It now has 156k miles on it. Drives like a dream, with a perfect body (I mean FLAWLESS). About 2 months ago, started having issues with starting, so I did a bypass with a switch on the NSS. The car has driven fine since then, but I have NOT had to use...
  16. Battery, Starter, or Alternator?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everyone, So after successfully busting my *** to replace the coilpacks and plugs in my '06 aero I have begun to notice trouble with ignition after a cold start (usually overnight). I've been keeping an eye on the voltage with my passport Redline, and during driving the voltage is normal...
  17. slow starting

    C900 Workshop
    my 88 900t vert most of time it starts slow. New battery, all connections clean and tight, no drains on battery. Have tried with lights off, radio off etc and seems to just turn slow. Can this be a worn out starter issue.
  18. 03 Saab 9-3 - Battery Issue or Starter Issue?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Everyone I came back from 4 weeks vacation and found that my car battery is completely dead. I should have unplugged the negative terminal but forgot as I was in rush before I left. Tried to get a jump from my friend's VW. As soon as the cables are connected, the car (dashboard, headlights...
  19. Ignition switch or starter?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I was driving my '97 900S this weekend and noticed for the first time that the key had not sprung back to the "on" position from "start." I arrived home and parked, and now the car won't crank. I'm not much of a DIYer, but I'd welcome suggestions on where to start; am I looking at replacing the...
  20. No Start...though it was starter...not!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I post earlier that my 1999 Saab 93 would not start...just the whine (big drill) sound of the starter motor. The starter motor had been having an issue of not disengaging after start up, like due to bad bendix. So I swapped out the starter for new one. I figured that would fix it.....Not do...
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