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  1. Yet Another Front End Vibration Thread, 2006 Saab 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Have a 9-3 i bought for $3k. Developed a vibration in the front end that sounds like something rapidly spinning against plastic, for lack of a better description. It vibrates through the steering wheel and pedals in the 1800-2200 RPM range in all gears. Took it in to the Saab tech. Two visits...
  2. Timing!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Stop me before I blow it up - does this look right to you guys? I've timed it twice before (don't ask) and was fine, but never took pictures, and this time I'm more paranoid for some reason. I do not have excessive slack on the chain, the tensioner is still within limits. Here's how I got this...
  3. 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...
  4. 2008 Saab 93 TurboX / 93 SS V6 Seprentine Belt and Tensioner Job

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi guys, Did a multi-point inspection on my car after an oil change and a battery change. Did it at the dealership where I expected them to put in a SAAB / GM battery but ended up with a Interstate battery (Made in Mexico). Anyway- everything came back in the green except a recommendation to...
  5. 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...
  6. Wanted: (used) Timing chain tensioner for 9-5 Wanted (99~ model, B235E/B235R dosen't matter)

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    I am looking for a timing chain tensioner for 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero. I was checking the timing chain wear on my car with 12mm cap off of it, and while I was doing that- I LOST the spring that goes inside the tensioner. It's probably sitting in the blackhole-like crack between the engine block and...