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  1. Damage to bottom guide when rolling on new timing chain

    C900 Workshop
    Hi all I have an issue with a 16 valve 900. I have had a go at rolling on a new timing chain and it's not gone well. Basically I think the wire I used to connect the new chain to the old was too bulky / incorrectly installed and it's bent the guide under the crank sprocket. It did get stuck on...
  2. Cold Start Engine Rattle

    9-5 Workshop
    For the past two winters my car has had this rattle on cold starts, only during the cold months--during spring and summer it's not there. I figured it was just the upper chain guide that's known to harden and make a rattle on startup so I had that replaced last week when my valve cover gasket...
  3. Timing Chain Replacement HELP!

    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...
  4. 1987 SPG Smoking out of valve cover!

    C900 Workshop
    Hey all, This post is about the timing chain also! I have been driving a 1987 SPG for a few months now. It has been very reliable and a blast to drive. Mileage is unknown, over 200k though. It is very mechanically sound, I bought from a Saab enthusiast who took care of it. It has always had...
  5. 06 9-3 2.0t balance chain/timing chain rattle noise

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've stumbled upon a bigger issue than I originally thought. Last summer I thought my water pump had gone out after overheating. Long story short, I pulled the water pump only to find the balance chain, not on the sprocket. I pulled the timing cover to find that one of my guides had been...
  6. Timing chain replacement photos, but without photos of the actual chain.

    9-5 Workshop
    First, this is not a write up or how to. I just thought I'd share how I changed my timing and balance chains. My 9-5 has been making timing chain noises for almost a year, and I knew the tensioner had been at max extension for at least the past six months. But I just haven't had the time to...
  7. fix, replace engine or buy another car?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 9-3 2.0T, 4 cyl. sedan, Y VIN with about 82,000 miles on it. While at the mechanic, they started the car and timing chain jumped which caused the engine to die. They said that they heard a big clunk and couldn't restart it. They looked at the timing chain and saw a broken tensioner...
  8. Help! 2007 9-3 Turbo Won't start

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I recently acquired a 2007 9-3 turbo from some friends. They were driving it and getting ready to sell it. They drove it home and parked it, and now it will not start. You can hear the fuel pump start when you turn the key, so I know that is working. The car will backfire, but does not run. We...
  9. Viggen staled at a stop sign yesterday and won't start again. HELP!

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2001 9-3 Viggen Yesterday I came to a stop sign yesterday and the engine sputtered. I gave it gas to keep it from stalling but that didn't work. It wouldn't re-start and I had to get it towed. The engine sounds like it wants to start but doesn't turn over. There were no symptoms leading up...
  10. Replace more than just the timing chain? (video included)

    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...
  11. No Start 2002 Saab 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    After Cylinder Head Gasket Replacement project, Car Cranks But Will Not Start. Need Help with timing chain adjustment. I think the problem lies with the timing. I need to move the camshafts into the exact timing marks, while maintaining crankshaft in the top dead center position. Any help...
  12. B205R drinking oil on trips

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    2000 9-3 SE bought 4 mos ago from a saab tech who intended to resurrect an overheated engine that had "spun a bearing". Upon disassembly he discovered the block could not be used so he found another block with approx same mileage on it (135k-140k). Head was sent off to correct warpage (among...
  13. Broken Timing Chain

    9000 Workshop
    Hey all, First off, this forum has been extremely helpful over the last 7 years I have owned my 1991 9000! It's honestly the only reason that it's still on the road :) For the most part, I have been able to resolve all my issues (and there have been A LOT of them) with existing posts but now...
  14. engine rattle

    9-5 Workshop
    rattle gets louder as it warms up. sounded like timing chain, i pulled the valve cover off everything looks fine. oil changed a week before. cant drive it like this it sounds like a time bomb. hear it good at the end of the long video. i need a new serp belt (the squeaking)...
  15. help rattle noise

    9-5 Workshop
    noise is coming from around the timing chain. pulled the valve cover off everything looks good, it gets louder as it warms up. cant drive it like this!!!!!! http://youtu.be/R8ImbFT6gUg http://youtu.be/fCFVXNkxpGE
  16. Quick timing chain question

    9000 Workshop
    Does anyone know if the timing chain can be removed without removing the entire engine? If it is possible to remove it without the engine then the car will be worth keeping but if not it is going to be too expensive. Thanks!
  17. What is this horrible engine noise? (Video included)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi there, these forums have been incredibly helpful, so thanks everybody! Does anyone have any idea what could be causing this rattle/knocking sound? It is heard clearly at seconds 2-3 and then at 5-6. Car drives well in all gears (its a five-speed manual trans), although the turbocharger...
  18. Possible timing issues with my '97 SAAB CSE TURBO 2.3L

    9000 Workshop
    Hello, I have a '97 Saab 9000 CSE turbo, and have run into an issue with it recently. I believe that it's a timing issue, but I'll let you be the judge of that. It all started when I was on my way back home... My car said I had 74 miles left to an empty tank, when it seemingly ran out of...
  19. Urgent timing chain help

    9-5 Workshop
    me and my father were replacing the timing chain, and while tieing the new one to the old one. we got about halfway around the crankshaft and what we used to tie the two broke and now the old one is off and the new one is off. is there any way to put the new timing chain on without the old one...
  20. Lifters gone Bad, and the replacement process

    9000 Workshop
    I recently repaired a lack of oil pressure problem that was caused by a clogged pickup screen, after taking of the oil pan and cleaning the components the car was running great, though a couple days ago the lifters, or hopefully one lifter began to start ticking as loud as it was before, then it...
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