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  1. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I have an '01 9-3 SE, with the B205R and a 5 speed manual. Last night I just finished the 6 month long journey I set off on to do some work to the car. Lightweight aluminum flywheel, new clutch kit with slave cylinder, a balance shaft delete, open air intake, steering rack brace, etc. Because...
  2. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a stage 3 2005 9-5 aero with opensid. Temp on the highway is solid, and reads right around 90C. Around town or after getting off the highway and waiting in traffic it goes way up, above 110C sometimes. This is when it’s maybe 20C / 68F outside. new tstat, coolant temp sensor, silicon...
  3. 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...
  4. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Is there an easy way to determine if the water pump is going out or if there's an issue with a coolant hose when leaking coolant? There has been a coolant leak for about a month, and now that I have another car, I don't drive my Saab nearly as much so it isn't the biggest of deals. Essentially...
  5. 9-5 Workshop
    Is there a trick to removing the WP pulley off 2002 9-5 with 3.0 T? Idler and tensioner pulleys came off relatively easy, not so with the pump pulley. First time I have had the pleasure of changing out a water pump. Does the center bolt-like piece come off with pulley? Is it a bolt or part...
  6. 9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2001 9-5 SE with coolant leaking from behind the camshaft pulley while sitting on the driveway. Given the water pump is just above, I'm assuming the leak is from the water pump. Does this seem to be the right assumption or should I look elsewhere for the leak? Water pump and timing belt...
  7. 9000 Workshop
    In replacing the water pump I ordered a new banjo bolt with washers for the water pump side coolant pipe. Both banjo bolts are supposed to be the same size. This new Banjo bolt is too small. Just slides in and out of the threaded hole. It fits the other side so I know it's the correct size as...
  8. 9-5 Workshop
    2007 Saab 9-5 2.3T 4dr SportCombi has been running erratic, 1st time in 5 years. With only 129,000 miles my car will not always restart after driving it about 30 miles and then shutting it off for about 20 minutes and it will repeatedly misfire when I hit any speed above 60 mph. The mechanic...
  9. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hello, i'm a big fan of the site and wanted to see if anyone had any advice. Over the weekend I ran into the exact same problem as the guy from this thread from 2008: http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145152 I was driving home my 1999 9-3 from DC and my water pump broke. This...
  10. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Dear Saab friends, My TX SC is running well, but has developed this unsettling noise sometimes when starting up. It is a medium pitched sound and associated vibration in the steering wheel, floor, dash. Earlier it went away after a few seconds to a minute after start, but yesterday the noise...
  11. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    My 98 900 SE Conv. developed a noise on a long road trip. It is coming from the RF engine lower pulley. Is there a cheap fix, as I am on a job hunting trip and low on funds? It's not overheating, dropping fluids, or loosing power. Help:o
  12. 99 & 90 Workshop
    Hello! I just got hold of a sublime 1976 99 wagonback. I'm in love! Car is very sound and close to new condition (40k miles from new) but I'm looking at my usual online dealers just in case, trying to get a feel of what's available for the 99 (I'm a c900 guy so the B-engine is a new...
  13. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi everyone, I'm brand new on this forum BUT I think my thread might help some 93 2.0T 2003+ owners in the future. Mine is a 2003 Vector 2.0T, the first ones here in North America. 13 years old... So... here are some problems / solutions I got with the car : 1) Driver's side coil spring failure...
  14. 9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi Guys Hope your machines are running great!!! I had a 'coolant level low' indicator on for last few months even though I topped off the coolant. Took it to a mechanic and he said I had a leaking water pump. I got him to change it. When I got back into the driver seat, I noticed that my saab...
  15. 9-5 Workshop
    Hello, New member here, but I have lurked on and off for a couple years. Used the forum to research my 9-5 wagon before purchase and also have referenced some great write-ups for a couple of repairs. I've been leaking coolant for a couple months. Started out with a small puddle under right...
  16. 9-5 Workshop
    Well it's been a rough month. I've got the old 2000 Saab 9-5 V6 Turbo. Here's the story: Took car in to have the oil changed. Took 2 hours and one of the guys said I had an oil leak. Didn't say it was major, but that I should have it checked out. 2 days later, I drove my car to work with no...
  17. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Question for you guys here. Just pulled out the water pump on my 2003 9-3SE Convertible. The old water pump has a hole on the side that bolts to the block apparently its "supposed to be there" because the new one has one as-well. i did a quick water test i put some water in the hole on the old...
  18. 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...
  19. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    I'm 99% sure my water pump just died :evil: I started my car and saw the fill coolant message on the sid, go in the trunk grab the coolant and notice there is a lot of coolant on the ground most of it dripping around the oil filter. I knew it was on it's way out because my coolant was slowly...
  20. NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    hey everyone unfortunate event have brought me back for a second time. it started two days ago, i was driving to work. when idling at a red light my 2001 auto se with about 104,000 started vibrating moderately and emitting a sound similar to a serpentine belt slipping . ive had misfires on all...
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