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  1. 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...
  2. Bad starter?

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    This morning I went to start my 1999 Saab 93, turned the key and only heard the starter turning. The engine didn't crank at all. I think I need to replace the starter....opinions? I should add that for the past few months I've been hearing what sounds to be the starter not disengaging...
  3. '88 900 SPG starting issues

    C900 Workshop
    greetings, my 1988 900 SPG is in quite the state. It's been parked on a downward slope for two years after some drinking water spilled down the ignition cylinder. The spill happened while I was on the freeway and soon after the wipers stopped and other electrical systems began to fail...
  4. Xenon ballast replacement : how ?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I looked everywhere but did not find a 'manual' how to replace the xenon ballast on a 2005 9-3. Looks you need to take out the complete headlamp as the box sits under the headlight ? Anyone having a full instruction how to do that ? It is the passenger side .
  5. 88 900 Turbo won't turn over

    C900 Workshop
    Replaced ignition coil, no luck. Anybody know which tools needed to replace starter & ignition amp, visual diagrams would be awesome.
  6. Sticky ignition and dead starter

    C900 Workshop
    Hi, I'm looking for a little additional help regarding replacing my starter and cleaning my ignition. I read the forum post about replacing the starter (http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=159365), as well as the tech help article...
  7. Battery / Starting issue.

    C900 Workshop
    Hello All! Just picked up a Saab 900...number three 900 in my life, I was a member a while ago, but have been driving a German vehicle the past 4 years. I have a stupid situation that I was hoping someone could help with... Storyboard. (all in -15 weather) 1. Left radio on...battery dead. 2...
  8. Stalls out when i start sometimes

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2008, 9-3, 6 speed and on occasion when i start the engine it will just stall out on me almost immediately. it will go up to 1000 rpm for a few seconds when i start then just shut off. i keep the clutch in the whole time and dont touch the gas then it will just stall out. it comes and...
  9. Stalls out when i start sometimes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 2008, 9-3, 6 speed and on occasion when i start the engine it will just stall out on me almost immediately. it will go up to 1000 rpm for a few seconds when i start then just shut off. i keep the clutch in the whole time and dont touch the gas then it will just stall out. it comes and...
  10. Intermitten No Start - No Clicks

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have an issue with very intermittent no starts, and its really starting to annoy the crackers out of me! A little history on my car before I start: my voltage regulator is done in my car and waiting for the new one I ordered, The battery is toast, but still holds enough of a charge the crank...
  11. starter gone?

    9-5 Workshop
    My '01 9-5 doesnt like to start. One day i tried for over an hour to get it to start and nothing would happen. I could hear my fuel pump turning on and a click under the hood but that was it. I tried jumping it but that didn't do anything and all my lights are bright. The next day I figured I...
  12. Starting problem

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    A few months ago, had top down and it rained. Ever since then, my 97 Saab has shut down completely (like the key was turned off) while driving then came back on like nothing happened. Now it will not start. It's turn over but doesn't start. The dash lights flicker and sometime I hear a ticking...
  13. Ignition Bypass on Center Console (Key won't turn)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Performance, Mods & Tuning
    I have recently encountered a problem with my 1999 Saab 9-3. Unfortunatley the key has decied to stop turning. It appears that the car might think that the key is in the ignition since upon opening the door a beeping occurs. I would like to find a way to bypass the key and just install switches...
  14. Seriously Weird Starting Issues

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I live in a Rural Area in Utah so it's hard to find a mechanic that knows anything about Saab's. That being said, I'm having issues with my 2002 93 Saab 2.0 Ever since I bought my Saab, there's been troubles with Starting the car after periods of time. When the car's warm, or has been...
  15. 9-5 Turbo not starting hot

    9-5 Workshop
    Ok, I have read the FAQs, and I'm still torn on this thing. Car will not start hot, anywhere from 1-5 hours after running. Yes, I said between one and five hours. Getting worse. It's not the neutral safety switch, as pouring water on the thing did nothing. My mechanic friend suggested the...
  16. Starter Pinion Not Engaging

    9000 Workshop
    Hello, This is not my Saab. I moved my brother in law from another state and had to load this on my trailer and take it with him. I told him I would look into getting it running. Vehicle: 1993 Saab 9000 Turbo Automatic (all I know about it at this point) Service Manual: Cannot find it...
  17. 1999 9-3 Won't start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I got a 99' 9-3 which suddenly refuses to start. Turning the key lights the dashboard and turns the starter engine - But there's no ignition. Battery voltage appears to be fine and there's no warning messages on the dashboard or SID. Tried both keys as well as enabling and disabling the...
  18. Push Start / Pop start

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've heard it called by several different names, but is anyone able to do this with their ng900? I assumed all manual tranny cars could do this, but I tried it a few weeks ago when my battery died. We pushed my car up to 15 mph in first gear (used another car to push) and it wouldn't fire. I...
  19. Wanted: Spoiler, Starter, Fog Light, A/C Interior Knobs

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Hi there, I'm from Richfield UT, and just bought a used 2002 SAAB 9-3 with the Hatchback. Here's a list of things I need: -Fog Light(Passenger Side) -A/C Interior Panel control Knobs(hand wheels)/or else just the whole AC panel -Starter -Hatchback Shock Absorbers (to hold the trunk door open)...
  20. 2006 CPO 9-3 2.0t SS - Starter problems? Transmission issues?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    UPDATE: New Trans, Flywheel and Starter on my 2006 CPO 9-3 2.0t SS UPDATE: Service Manager phoned me today. They were able to replicate my problem this morning because it was extremely cold. So...as of today, I will be in a service loaner for about 3 weeks for the following repairs, which...
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