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Hi, everyone well I thought I was gonna be getting a new car this summer, but nothing within my price range will come close to my Saab. So since i have three years of school left, I've decided to completely fix my Saab 9-5 2003 2.3t 95k miles.
So here's my list of things I wanna get done over the summer. This mechanic is great and all of his parts are at cost, he also has a much lower labor rate.

Inspect Transmission for wear and teat
- Flush Fluid and refill
Inspect Turbo to see if it needs to be replaced
Clean Mass Air Flow Sensor
Clean throttle body
Clean out the fuel injectors
Fix power steering leak and replace fluid
Flush coolant from reservoir etc
Drop oil pan and clean
Oil change 5w-30 fully synthetic high mileage oil, with a complete engine flush first
Inspect the shifter on the inside to see if theres anything to be done to reduce the wiggling
Inspect the shifter set up near the battery under the hood
Replace spark plugs * recommendations please*
Replace brake quote *recommendations please, oh and i have 16inch rims and wont be replacing the rims anytime soon*
Inspect belts and pulleys
Replace the turn signal and fog lights
Buff the headlights so they have proper visibility
Replace the battery * recommendations for best battery please*
Inspect O2 sensors
Inspect front and rear suspension
New ignition wires ( I think its a good idea to get better ones right?)
Fix air condition noise
Fix window regulator
Replace wheel well cover
Under body engine cover

I wanna get my car to 100% so any other tips to fix my car would be great :)
Thanks- David
 

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this is a great list to get started. After doing all of these things, i would be surprised if your saab didn't feel like a whole new car!
 

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Hi, everyone well I thought I was gonna be getting a new car this summer, but nothing within my price range will come close to my Saab. So since i have three years of school left, I've decided to completely fix my Saab 9-5 2003 2.3t 95k miles.
So here's my list of things I wanna get done over the summer. This mechanic is great and all of his parts are at cost, he also has a much lower labor rate.

Inspect Transmission for wear and teat
- Flush Fluid and refill
Inspect Turbo to see if it needs to be replaced
Clean Mass Air Flow Sensor
Clean throttle body
Clean out the fuel injectors
Fix power steering leak and replace fluid
Flush coolant from reservoir etc
Drop oil pan and clean
Oil change 5w-30 fully synthetic high mileage oil, with a complete engine flush first
Inspect the shifter on the inside to see if theres anything to be done to reduce the wiggling
Inspect the shifter set up near the battery under the hood
Replace spark plugs * recommendations please*
Replace brake quote *recommendations please, oh and i have 16inch rims and wont be replacing the rims anytime soon*
Inspect belts and pulleys
Replace the turn signal and fog lights
Buff the headlights so they have proper visibility
Replace the battery * recommendations for best battery please*
Inspect O2 sensors
Inspect front and rear suspension
New ignition wires ( I think its a good idea to get better ones right?)
Fix air condition noise
Fix window regulator
Replace wheel well cover
Under body engine cover

I wanna get my car to 100% so any other tips to fix my car would be great :)
Thanks- David
your car does not have ignition wires
 

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0W-40 ACEA A3/B3 rated full synth oil.
If you're going to do a flush, do it before you drop & clean the oil pan.
NGK BCPR6ES plugs - or NGK PFR6H-10 if you want the pricey platinum ones.
Brakes - Brembo rotors, Akebono Euro pads.
At 95k miles you probably need new rear shocks and front sway bar links.
 

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If you have a manual transmission, you should put in the better, updated fluid MTF0063. Have a good look at your engine mounts. If your turbo isn't smoking it is OK.

Things that are a good idea to preemptively replace are the idler pulley and the heater bypass valve. Both will strand you when they suddenly go bad, and they generally only last 100k. They are cheap, so it may be a good idea to just toss them on the list.
 

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Awesome thanks guys, haha lol sorry about the ignitions wires, any way It's an auto tranny. I'm going to be doing this in stages I'm here for the summer and have steady income for now and I won't once I go back to school. So I want my car at 100%, on my way back for the summer my serpentine belt came off.... I'm super lucky I was near a city lol... But yeah anymore tips would be great. I actually plan on tuning my car if I can get it to 100%, but I'm not sure which company to go with. BSR, maptun or someone else, any advice would be great. Gosh you guys are awesome :D
 

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New ignition wires ( I think its a good idea to get better ones right?)

Thanks- David
I wouldnt bother with these...................personally!
 
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