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  1. Saab 9-3 2002 Noise

    New Member Introductions
    Hi! Hoping someone can help here - my mums car has been making an unusual noise for a while after she has been on a drive which seems to remain when she’s parked up and idle. She has recently had a service and MOT and asked the mechanics to take a look but they can’t seem to locate the problem...
  2. Timing belt slipped- How to realign crankshaft and camshaft

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everyone. I'm in the middle of replacing my timing belt on a 2000 9-5 3.0. The tensioner pulley bearing was shot and and was making a rattling noise. I ordered a new kit and was going to line up the camshafts to the respective markings on the timing belt cover before removing the belt but...
  3. How to know your timing belt needs changing?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys. I'm running into a wall that's really making me paranoid of driving. For my V6 version 9-5, the manual says to change the timing belt and bearings every 60k miles. Last change was at 97k miles in 2012. I purchased the car last month with 137k. I'm very paranoid because this is an...
  4. 2003 Saab 9-5 Drive Belt?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello everyone, My name is Patrick and I'm new to the forums. I have had my 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero since July, and have read the forums alot and I really appreciate all the help. I had a big problem with the Saab last night. The steering went out suddenly, and the battery light and emergency light...
  5. Timing belt & water pump repair- Problems lining up Pulleys!

    9-5 Workshop
    Well one day without warning my 2000 Saab V6 SE starting grinding like crazy when I went to start it. I noticed a whitish-gray smoke that came out from around the serpentine belt. I immediately turned the car off. I was worried it was the timing belt breaking, so I had the car towed home. Today...
  6. Engine smoking, BIG noises, & Not Starting...?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a Saab 9-5 V6 2000 SE To make a long story short, I just went to have an oil change done about three days ago. The man who did it mentioned I had a slight oil leak that I should have looked at in the next week or so. Not seeming very concerned, I figured I would take the Saab in at some...
  7. P0420 Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) - 2002 Saab 9-5 Arc

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi Everyone, I have a quick question for you all but unfortunately I will need to explain the history of this car first. Please bear with me! I purchased this car two weeks ago with 129,XXX miles. It is in great condition and drives beautifully. I immediately had a timing belt change (along...
  8. 2002 9-5 Arc V6

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello All! I just purchased a 2002 9-5 Arc V6 in beautiful condition with 128,XXX miles. However, I don't have history on the timing belt changes. I think it's safe to assume it was changed at the recommended 60k, otherwised I'm betting it wouldn't be running right now. As for the second timing...
  9. Newbie- V6 Griffin timing belt

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi lads. Saying hello Just got a 1999 9-5 3.0ltr V6 full service history Saab to 100,000 miles its at 116k now, 4000 to timing belt change. Found this I read the written instructions on the forum how to do this but thought the Video would be of interest. I used to have Saab 900's original ones...
  10. left standed!!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, was traveling on cruise control at approx. 135 kph today when suddenly the cruise control automatically disengaged and the engine light came on. The traction control 'off' light also came on. I continued for around 2 miles or so, looking for a wide part in the hard shoulder to pull in...
  11. Saab 95 2002 Timing Chain or Belt replacement?

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, another question? When do you change the timing belt or chain at a 2002 Saab 95, 2.3? My Saab has approx. 85k miles and I don't want any bad surprises. The leaking problem is enough :( All help is appreciated. Thank you, Markus