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Anyone know where I can find information on cutting into the floor of a 9-3 to access the fuel pump? I saw it somewhere but cant find it now.

Also, if anyone knows of where I can get a fuel pump on the cheap (er) please let me know.

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I think Eeuroparts.com has the full assembly for sale around $430. Basically find the hole in there and cut twards the center. You will feel hoses, so avoid cutting those.
 

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Don't know about the removal for the 9-3 but you can buy the pump itself for about $100 as long as you can DIY.
 

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Re:cutting fuel pump access door

Hey jim, I just did my pump not to long ago I posted some pix and what ever info i could http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=112335&highlight=fuel+pump+replacement

as far as cutting into the floor board, i used a pair of tin snips from "Harbor Freight" I have 3 different ones "cuts straight" "cuts left" "cuts right" on this particular gig i used "cuts left" and started cutting counter clockwise. Use very small nips 1/2 inch or so and keep the bottom most handle of the tin snips close to the floor, that way there's less of a chance that you will nick a wire. The metal cuts pretty easy, I must have cut around a 11 or 12" diameter hole. Also I did not cut all the way around...I left a tab approximately 3/8" wide to act as a hinge. Use some electical tape on the edges you've already cut while you're working on it....for some reason steel splinters hurt like a mother effer!!!

I started by Checking the fuel level @ the guage cluster...it should read the same when you are done:lol:.........next I disconnected the harness (both of them) and placed them aside..if you have a digital camera it always helps to take pix so you can recreate things and see what goes where.

once you cut your access door the next big job is removing that tabbed retainer ring...the first link shows how I did it but there are other ways.


Try this link....there are some great pix on the actual placement of the cut.
http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91964&highlight=girlfriends

Remember the plastic pieces are brittle so move them gently. Let me know if there is any way I can help.

I picked up the actual Walbro oem pump from these guys..around $110 including overnight shipping

http://www.fuel-pumps.net/fuel-pumps-saab---o-e----s--aos006--aos005--4021358---4161493.html

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91964&highlight=girlfriends
 

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http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61165

From "Johnny-come-lately"
Interesting to know how you did the diagnosis and how old the replaced pump was..
Mine is pushing 160K; hers is over that now...
DIY and buying acumen are important; a while back, one man picked up an entire fuel tank assembly for $20 !
 
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