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  1. 2004 9-3 2.0T, how to replace water/coolant pump?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I've looked around the site and I regularly hear everyone talk about how horrible it is to change the water pump on this car. When my car (2004 9-3 Arc 2.0T) was about a couple years old I brought it in one time for an oil change. They noticed that the water pump was leaking and replaced it...
  2. Can I replace a water pump myself?

    9-5 Workshop
    So. My Saab story is beginning. I bought a 2000 9-5 wagon (2.3t) for $400. 167,xxx miles. According to a Saab specialist (which I had look over the car before I bought it) it needs a water pump. Is this something a guy with exceptional mechanical skill can do? Ive worked on my 65 Dodge Dart...
  3. Water Pump Replacement Troubles

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello Everyone! My water pump blew and I am having trouble accessing the bottom 4 torx bolts to take the water pump off. So far I have taken off all three 13mm bolts that secure the water pump to the engine block and the top three easily accessible torx bolts. Please help! Thanks everyone...
  4. 1999 Saab 9-3 water pump failure

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi all, My Saab started leaking and steaming this morning and I took it to a mechanic who told me it was the water pump. I've read some posts saying not to even try it DIY and others saying it's no problem. The mechanic told me $850 for water pump w/o housing, thermostat w/ seal, thermostat...
  5. 2.8T V6 Aero Alternator and Water Pump

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Has anyone replaced the alternator and/or water pump on their sports sedan? I have a 2007 Aero with ~116K on it and it needs an alternator. I would like to do the water pump at the same time. Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!
  6. Water pump replacement Saab 2004 9-3

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I am looking for a reputable place in the Metro St. Louis (MO) area to have a water pump replaced in my 2004 9-3 ARC Saab. I have contacted the Saab dealer, West County Saab, and was quated $1500!!! I know that the cost is about $750-800. I have access to AllData and was able to check the...
  7. Stuck on O-Ring Replacement

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey oh, so I started into replacing the O-Ring on the back of my water pump (a replacement job in itself that I finished about 6 months back) and was feeling quite comfortable. I had located the leak and was going to fix it once and for all. Then I got stuck. When I replaced the water pump...
  8. Replacing Water Pump in 1999 9-3. Almost there. NEED Help.

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hey guys, I'm new to this and by no means any kind of mechanic. But with our good friend the internet I was able to figure out my water pump had gone bad. It was rattling and close to digging into the timing cover. Anyways I've made lots of progress for being such a newb, but I'm stuck now. I've...
  9. 9-5 V6 water pump replacement step-by-step

    9-5 Workshop
    So I made a video of me replacing my water pump, but my computer is not reconizing my camera for some reason...try to get that on here later. I am a complete amateur and I was able to handle this job just fine. Here are the steps: 1. Jack up car under passanger side wheel 2. Remove wheel 3...