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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello All, Recently my '01 9-3 SE decided to run poorly. After a sustained moment of spirited driving (triples <3), it seemed to misfire while running, so I tested the DIC and replaced the plugs. Both were fine, the plugs made it run a touch better. It still seems to run very roughly at idle...
  2. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    the car is running rough at idle, only code given was a P0300. I have eliminated spark, fuel, and compression as the cause of the issue by using the activation feature on my tech 2 scan tool. cylinder 1 has a short on the coil when I pull it off, but it seems to be firing fine otherwise. all...
  3. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    well, the title says it all. I have a 2006 9-3 arc convertible with the 2.0t 4 cyl. does it have a timing chain or belt?
  4. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Folks, Posting for a fellow Saab owner. They have an 05 9-3 ARC with 110km on it. The engine has had quite a shudder, like it is running on 3 cylinders but their mechanic confirmed plugs and power packs ok. The owner has spent quite a bit on maintenance and repairs and she doesn't have more...
  5. 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...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    I've just scored a new project... A 2000 9-5 SE. Has anyone got pics or advice on how to get the timing cover off with the engine still in situ? Details of Torx sizes and sockets needed to reach the idlers would really help. Pics are even better Cheers John
  7. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, I am about to replace timing chaing and pulleys on my SAAB 900 2.5 V6 1995. I found a number of timing tool on ebay, but most of them are for 3.0 L and 3.2 L engines. Does anybody know, if these tools will work on my 2.5L engine? Here is a link to one of them...
  8. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi I drive a 2001 saab 9-3 2.0 turbo t7 I have a bad leak coming from my timing cover. Mechanic told me the seal needs to be replaced inside the timing cover. I agree with him as the leak is coming from that area. He said it would be 3 to 4 hours labour and would charge me $200 cash includes...
  9. C900 Workshop
    There are a few posts mentioning the inability to find timing marks, but nothing too specific. I have an '87 900 turbo and I'm trying to check the timing. I found the little square opening on the front of the plastic flywheel cover, so I pointed the timing light down into it. I can see the inner...
  10. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I have a 2002 9-5 Arc with around 128,XXX miles. Last week, I had the timing belt and water pump replaced. Several hours after I picked it up, the engine light came on. They scanned the codes and there were two errors: -Gas Cap issue -Catalytic Converter / Emissions system error...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 1999 9-3 is running great at slow speed. Once the engine warms up and I get on the highway it seems the timing falls off. RPM gauge jumps all over the place. If I accelerate slowly it seems I can get to about 60 + mph but if I gun it I get this timing issue. Check Engine light is on...
  12. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    i have got my car put back together but it is reving up from 2000 to 3000 and back down. i am thinking this is goin to be timing slightly off. any sugestions?
  13. C900 Workshop
    The flywheel cover is broken and partially missing on my 1991 900 turbo convertible w/ automatic trans. I need to check the timing, but all the plastic is gone where the timing window and TDC mark should be. The timing window is normally behind the turbo near the exhaust manifold, correct? I...
  14. 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...
  15. C900 Workshop
    For those of you who've done timing chain replacements, and used a masterlink-type chain, what did you use to crimp in the masterlink (and perhaps get the old chain seperated, if it had a masterlink too)? I know there's a Saab tool out there for that job, but they're hard to find. I can...
  16. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have a 97 900s with a 2.3 non turbo. Up until today I have had no problems with my engine. When I went to start it today it just kinda gargled so i shut it off as it didn't sound right, then when I went to restart it it started up like normal or so i thought. 2 seconds later when it...
  17. 9-5 Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm new here. This is my first post. I'm an experienced car guy but have never owned a Saab before, but just came into one for free.... The back story: My friend gave me an old acoustic guitar which I traded to my brother in law for a broken down 98 chevy tracker that I got running...
  18. 9000 Workshop
    So today while heading over to fix a customers car my 92 9k 2.3 N/A suddenly felt like the timing is advanced. It has no power until it hits an rpm range that randomly changes. Then it will act like the timing is fine but like she is missing on one cylinder. Oh yeah she also randomly violently...
  19. 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...
  20. 9000 Workshop
    howdy I am due for a smog check and i have a bit of advanced timing. At 3K rpms when engine breaking, i get backfiring. So i have decided to try and adjust my timing. I was wondering if anyone has done this. i could not find the timing marks on my car. Wondering where those are(pics?)i can get...
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