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  1. Replacing vacuum pump after failed rebuild...should I use silicone?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I had a small oil leak from the vacuum pump on my 07 9-3. Ordered those RKX o-rings and attempted to rebuild it. I took it apart cleaned it up as good as it was going to get and installed those 2 new o rings with a very thin coating of Vaseline. Slapped it back together and I didnt have a torque...
  2. 2003 Convertible weak brakes

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I've never been totally thrilled with the brakes on my '03 9-3 convertible, and now since I am passing it to my teenage daughter, I am more motivated to try to make them as good as possible. The problem is that the brakes don't seem very powerful -- particularly at slow speed. If I am just...
  3. For Sale: 9-3 SS Vacuum pump gasket

    Parts for Sale/Wanted - North America
    Name:David Dieterich Location - additional details:Milwaukee Means of contact: P.M. Price:$10 shipped in continental U.S. Transmission Type (auto/manual): - Mileage (miles/kms): none Description: Vacuum pump gasket for 9-3ss 4 cylinder. I wound up just making a block off plate and plug...
  4. Identification help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    My '04 9-3 linear recently blew a head gasket and I took it to a mechanic in the interest of time. He did the head gasket and still had over heating issues so he put in a new radiator. Now, there seems to be a part missing between the vacuum pump and power steering pump. It's a flat machined...
  5. P1181 Code Possibly Brake Booster/Vacuum Pump

    9-5 Workshop
    So a little backstory here: Purchased a 2002 9-5 Aero wagon about 2 months ago and it has tuned out to be quite a fixer-upper. Right off the bat I replaced a cracked fuel tank and also had the head gasket done by my indy mechanic that I have been taking my SAABs to for years. Since then the car...
  6. part needed

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a cam powered vacuum pump on my '99 9-5. Pump seems to be working well, but the hose that come out of it broke. There is a "shoulder" piece that locks into the pump and it broke right there so patching it isn't an option. Just happened so I haven't been to the parts store, but I have...
  7. Brake vacuum pump short (stiff brakes)

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Ever since I got my 900 I've had pretty stiff brakes, I always figured it was the vacuum pump itself. While I was at the u pull it the other day I picked up another and put it in yesterday and noticed no difference. After some snooping I found that the fuse for the vacuum pump was blown and...
  8. Hard Brake Pedal Saab 9-5

    9-5 Workshop
    Replaced Rotors and pads all around, then my right front caliper stuck and started smoking. Replaced caliper and hose as i thought the hose might have been old and it was not allowing the caliper to release. Come to find out the caliper and hose were fine, it was that the brake booster got...