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  1. Oil leak, white smoke, random misfires

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum and I've tried to search for this relating issue without any success, so i'm sorry if this is repetitive. I have a 2005 9-3 Aero Convertible (aprox. 96,000 miles), and I noticed about a week ago that it has an oil leak (which has likely been there for...
  2. 9-3 2003 White Smoke and Faults

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello All, I am at my wits end with Saab and really need some help. Bought the car new in 2003 and it has 95,000 miles. Started spewing white smoke and after reading everything I could find I did a compression test which was ok and then replaced my turbo. Did the work myself and when I was done...
  3. white smoke and coolant loss

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2006 saab 9-3 aero v6 170k engine runs fine but doesn't like hard acceleration - hesitates. At speed when I let up on the accelerator white smoke billows out the back. coolant check shows loss. engine oil is clear. Can't get white smoke to appear by simply revving engine. Needs to be under...
  4. need help asap please

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2005 saab 9-3 2.0t linear. this is my first saab, and honestly dont want to junk it. the first incident was a couple weeks ago i parked the car. turn it off, came back 10 mins later car wont turn on. after a wile it. finally turned on with a lil help of a jumper. battery is almost new...
  5. Trouble starting car white smoke smells like gas p300 p301 p201 p202 p203 p204

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, guys I started having issues with my saab resently, first i notice bad gas milage and check engine light on with loss of power, now it seems to be getting worse, hard to start sometimes and it blows white smoke with strong gas smell, the sympthoms are not always constant sometimes it...
  6. Whitish smoke from tailpipe when decelerating

    9-5 Workshop
    First Time posting! Been searching for answers for my exact problem for a long time now with mixed results so here goes I have a Saab 9-5 SE 2.3L. Got it from my mom because it had bad oil leaks. Replaced *PCV with Update #6 kit with all new hoses *valve cover gasket *Oil pan gasket and...
  7. White Smoke & 2 Bad Catalytic Converters

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello, I'm wondering if someone can confirm whether this is accurate or not. I recently got the dreaded P0420 reading when the engine light came on. I took the car (2002 Saab 9-5 Arc) to the shop and they performed some tests on it. It has just over 129,XXX miles. They said that they think the...
  8. P0420 Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) - 2002 Saab 9-5 Arc

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi Everyone, I have a quick question for you all but unfortunately I will need to explain the history of this car first. Please bear with me! I purchased this car two weeks ago with 129,XXX miles. It is in great condition and drives beautifully. I immediately had a timing belt change (along...
  9. White smoke on cold start - 2002 9-5 Arc

    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...
  10. Help!!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 saab 9-5 and the past few days it has been making this whining noise while i was accelerating than today it started making a rattling noise almost while it the whining was happening. Than i was underneath it trying to figure out where it was coming from but it stopped making the...
  11. Help!!!!

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 2000 saab 9-5 and the past few days it has been making this whining noise while i was accelerating than today it started making a rattling noise almost while it the whining was happening. Than i was underneath it trying to figure out where it was coming from but it stopped making the...
  12. 2001 9-3 SE Turbo, multiple problems

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi everyone, New to the forums, and as the subject states I have a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE turbo, stick shift, and I started having problems this past Tuesday. At first a plastic-y, rattling noise started from the front end, and that noise coincided with the RPM's (rattling got faster with increase in...
  13. 93 power loss and shuddering

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi All I am a new member to this forum and in real need of some advice. My saab 93 had been to 2 separate garages for the same issue and every time there is a different answer and no cure to my problems. [The Car] SAAB 93 TID 2006 (on a 2007 chassis according to SAAB) Z19DT engine 8 valve...
  14. 93 power loss and shuddering

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Hi All I am a new member to this forum and in real need of some advice. My saab 93 had been to 2 separate garages for the same issue and every time there is a different answer and no cure to my problems. [The Car] SAAB 93 TID 2006 (on a 2007 chassis according to SAAB) Z19DT engine 8 valve...
  15. White powder in Turbo? please help.

    9-5 Workshop
    I have an automatic 2.3t eco 1999 9-5, I had been thinking my turbo was going out so I pulled my exhaust manafold off to get into the turbo to check the shaft for play and found none, but found white powder all in the inside? Any ideas? White smoke sometimes on start up, smoke from under hood...
  16. Rattling noise? Turbo?

    9-5 Workshop
    I have a 9-5 1999 saab and sometimes on start up have white smoke come out my muffler, but quits after car has been on for a few minutes. Also smoke on hard acceleration. Sometimes I hear a loud deep loud hmmmm noise from engine on acceleration, if not this noise i will here a rattle on...
  17. Turbo about to go out?

    9-5 Workshop
    On start up been having white clouds of smoke coming out muffler every once and a while, and once had smoke continue to blow on acceleration for about a minute after start up. Also i have been hearing weird noises from my engine on acceleration sometimes? Do these all seem like turbo failing...
  18. White smoke out muffler after start up

    9-5 Workshop
    My saab 9-5 1999 four door sedan has been blowing white smoke out the muffler on start up occasionally. When it does it blows alot of it out. Last time which made me worry was that it continued to blow smoke while accelerating for about three minutes of driving after start up then it stopped...
  19. White/Blue Smoke

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    It pains me to have to post a negative comment as my first post to this forum, but it seems like I'm not the only one :roll: SO, outside of having EVERY other common issue that 2003 Saab 9-3 2.0t owners have, I have one that is not so common - or at least not one that I have found on this...
  20. Saab is trying to Die

    9000 Workshop
    hello all, much to my dismay, my old friend is having some issues. I failed smog for the evap test and now am fully prepared to fix that problem ( with some help from the state of California!). However, i noticed when the smog check was going on, little plumes of black smoke came out of my...
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