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  1. Bought Used 03 SS Vector, now what?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey everybody, I helped my friend buy a 2003 9-3 SS Vector,4 Cylinder, 6-Speed Manual. And we are planning to do the maintenance ourselves, so I'm developing a plan. The car has a "stutter" or "judder" under hard acceleration for a few seconds and then it evens out. From reading this...
  2. Gearbox Warning Light - RPM Drop, Not in Limp Home Mode

    9-5 Workshop
    '03 Aero Gearbox Warning Light - RPM Drop, Not in Limp Home Mode Hey Guys, As luck would have it, I got all the problems worked out, just to have a new one pop up. While I was driving today the RPMs dropped slightly and the car felt light I drove over a rough patch of road, like rumble strips...
  3. Saab vs. Puddle, misfire w/ p0300 code

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    We recently purchased a 2005 Saab 93 Linear for my stepdaughter. We've had a bit of a time with it so far. Replaced the front strut assemblies and had to weld a hole in the oil pan. Just when we thought we were in the clear......more problems. Here's the story. We were headed out the...
  4. 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...
  5. Unsteady Idle

    9000 Workshop
    Hello all, Just want to preface by saying THANK YOU to everyone who posts here, I've almost always found the perfect/quick/cheap way to repair a problem myself without having to take my car in to a shop. I'm having an issue now that I haven't really been able to fix. Mine is a 1991 N/A...
  6. Stutter under high load and low revs - Ignition coils?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi there! I just bought myself a 2003 Saab 9-3SS Aero and I absolutely love it! When I bought the car, the owner stated the car was in fine condition (which it is) and that it had a few problems. One of the more serious issues is a very clear stutter of the engine under high load and low...
  7. Stuttering while driving w/ eng load

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hey guys, Just recently, my car will vibrate (very noticeably all over) when in a certain parameter space. It's an '06 9-3 aero sport-combi Parameter Space: It's usually when at 2k rpm or under and while the engine is under a significant load (like going up a hill). It doesn't happen when...
  8. Turbo Redlining/Stuttering After Being Replaced

    9-5 Workshop
    About three weeks ago I blew the turbo out on my 2002 9-5 linear, and had it replaced at the dealership. Now the turbo redlines quite easily and starts to sort of stutter when it does. It is particularly problematic on the freeway around 5th gear, usually at fairly low rpms. Also if I...
  9. Stuttering Nightmare

    C900 Workshop
    What is the #1 cause of this on an old 900? I have good pressure after the filter yet this car has to be really warmed up (and i mean full temp) before it stops trying to die and putter all over the place when i hit the gas. it's intermittent as in sometimes when you start it, it only takes a...