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  1. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I have a 2007 Saab 9-3 with a 2.0L engine and 130K. I have heart a significant rattling nose recently originating near the engine. Today I replaced the upper timing chain guide, but it didn't really have any impact on the sound. The sound also is more frequent at idle or when the...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I’m having trouble with my timing chain on my 2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T 4cylinder. I replaced the timing chain, the guides, the crankshaft spindle and tensioner as well. I used the correct camshaft alignment tool set for my car (8th digit of VIN Y) to make sure they were good and made sure...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Folks, my beloved 9-3 Arc (2004, approx 100K mile/160K km) had a self destruction a few weeks ago. The timing chain, which had become noisy, decided to jump a tooth, hence the valve train has been damaged. I have purchased eight new intake valves, to replace the bent ones, but I need the...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1998 Saab 900s (130K miles) has been rattling on the timing chain side of the engine for several years but I didn't notice any performance issues so I let it ride. However, half way home from work yesterday it started coughing and nearly died at each stoplight. All the spark plugs are...
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