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Saab Automobile AB is a currently inactive manufacturer of automobiles that was founded in Sweden in 1945 when its parent company, SAAB AB, began a project to design a small automobile. The first production model, the Saab 92, was launched in 1949. In 1968 the parent company merged with Scania-Vabis, and ten years later the Saab 900 was launched, in time becoming Saab's best-selling model. In the mid-1980s the new Saab 9000 model also appeared.

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What is this part that flew off of the car?

While driving a 2004 Saab 93, I heard something that sounded like a baseball card stuck in a bike spoke. I pulled over to see what it was, and this metal piece snapped off and flew out from what I ...
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problem starting my car saab 95 2.2tid

2 tid ... I turn the key and the lights come on but won't start. After pumping brake and accelerator pedal it starts. I have changed the crankshaft sensor and all vacuum pipes and still same problem. ...
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Why Saab -90 loses suddenly all its power on 120 km/h but gains it back after restart?

I was driving uphill on the motorway, when the Saab lost all its power suddenly. I parked, restarted the machine, and the car worked again. I have rented the car. If anything happens to the car, etc ...
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‘98 saab 900 dies during the summer heat

My 1998 saab 900 turbo has been dying while driving. The issue only happens when it is very hot outside. After running the engine for 10-15 minutes my cars tachometer will jump up and down ...
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Saab 9-5 sometimes gets stuck in park, override works - bad solenoid?

My 2002 Saab 9-5 started getting stuck in park sometimes (but not always) when I start it and try to put it in drive. So far I can override it and there's no further problems. I thought it might be ...
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intermittent slow starter cranking on saab 9-3 diesel

Sometimes , usually after a long run the starter turns very slowly like it has a flat battery. If I am lucky turning the key again a few times it will turn the engine at normal speed and it starts. It ...
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2007 93 saab has white smoke coming from under the hood

I was driving to work and noticed white smoke coming from under the hood. I noticed my low coolant light came on and I drove to my destination, then shut off the car. I have not done anything as of ...
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My 2002 95 v6 saab wont start

Saab 95 3.0 v6 turbo wagon arc I basically know nothing about Saabs but I know cars quite well. My Saab died - it fully cranks but won't start. Now what lead to this was that I was driving to work ...
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A Weird Brake Problem

I have a Saab 9-5 2011 that has a problem that my dealer seems to be unable to address. From time to time, when I depress the brake pedal and then release it, the pedal does not retract to its ...
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1998 saab 900 2.0turbo automatic

I was wondering if anyone had any clues of what could possibly be the problem with my car. It's a Saab 1998 900 with 2.0turbo I've had my engine code checked about 4 times by 4 different people. All ...
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SAAB 93 1.9 Diesel from 2007 won't crank

I live in France and we had some unusual cold weather lately, like -10°C to -15°C. Since a week ago the engine of the car won't crank. The car stood in cold weather and wasn't started for 2-3 weeks in ...
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Saab engine smoking

2002 Saab 9-5 Turbo. I was at a stop sign when the power steering suddenly went out and the engine started smoking. The temperature gauge was normal. I was about a minute from home so I turned around ...
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SAAB 9-5 automatic transmission warning

I recently had the aux drive belt fail on my SAAB 95. Because the alternator was then not running, the electrics all slowly died as the battery ran flat. As I was stopping I shifted into neutral and ...
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Can dangling wires that originally went to the blower motor resistor short out the entire car (including engine) while driving?

I have a 2005 Saab 9-3 with ~210,000 miles. Over the weekend, I attempted to fix my blower motor by replacing its resistor. I disconnected the battery (- then +) and got the resistor out. This is when ...
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Is it possible that fuel consumption increases after changing an alternator?

I had a fault with my alternator and I went to the workshop where they tested one alternator and it didn't work probably. That engine was shaking and sparking. But then they tried another one and it ...
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Excessive water dripping from exhaust

This question is similar: What does a water like drop coming out of the exhaust of the car signify? But it sounds like the water should be in small amounts, and only when the car has not been driving ...
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Forgot outer retaining circlip on front wheel bearing, what do I do?

I have a Saab 9-3 (98-02 version) as a learning project. I have no experience maintaining cars. While entirely rebuilding the front suspension, I forgot to fit the circlip on the outside of one wheel ...
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My car is sputtering

I have a 2004 Saab 9-3. Changed the coils less than a year ago. My car is sputtering when idling and when driving. Started using premium gas at Chevron---thought it was the gasoline. Mileage is 11600. ...
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Battery Draw while car is off at 3.24

I have a 2007 Saab 95 wagon... For about 6 months at random about once a month my car has been dead. After calling AAA and they told me there is a draw from the battery at apx 3.24 which is should be ...
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'96 Saab starts, stalls

My poor Saab 900 is having touble getting going. I was away for about a month, and got the oil changed before I left. When I came back, I drove the car to my grandmother's and back, about 15 minutes ...
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Is a chuffing sound from a 1999 Saab 9-3 sign of an exhaust leak?

I hear this sound when running alongside curbs or concrete walls with RPMs below 2000. I suspect it's a leaking exhaust manifold gasket, and intend to replace this in the near future. When I try to ...
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Carrying a bicylce on a Saab 9-5

I have a 2003 Saab 9-5. The car looks like this: I would like to be able to carry a small-ish bicycle now on regular occasions but unfortunately it cannot fit inside the car unless I take off one of ...
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SAAB 9-5 wagon throws P1549 Code (Boost control valve)

I called an ASE-certified mechanic. He charged some $60 for the visit and $60 diagnosis and really he didn't quite spot on anything. Left me where I was - work-wise , diagnosis-wise and knowledge-...
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Could a vacuum valve be responsible for a P1110 code on 2001 Saab 9-5 2.3T with check engine light on?

All of my monitors are in ready mode, only a P1110 code left, for which I have installed booster pipe O-ring, new booster valve or hooter valve, my only culprit left is the vacuum valve on firewall, ...
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Drive cycle on 2001 Saab 95 with codes P1312 & P1110

I replaced DIC, did a basic drive cycle to remove codes, but didn't remove codes. All my monitors are in ready state. The check engine lite was on, however, now it's off, I still show codes on scanner....
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Headlights come on by themselves

Why would the headlights on a 2006 Saab 9-3 come on by themselves while the car is off and parked?
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Needle Going Wild in Engine Vacuum Test

My '96 Saab 900S has multiple symptoms, and I suspect multiple problems. For one thing, it gets the error code: P0422 Main Catalyst Efficiency Below Threshold (Bank 1) I made a video of my vacuum ...
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Saab 9-5 has problems starting

I am not a car mechanic so please excuse my ignorance but... my manual Saab 9-5 has increasing problems starting. The symptoms are as follows. When I turn the ignition the lights on the dashboard ...
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SAAB 93 Car Audio system upgrade [closed]

I have a 2009 Vector trim Sports Saloon version. With that trim basically you get a Radio/CD audio system with ability to play mp3 CD's. However it's time to move on for some better solutions with USB ...
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Front wheel scraping noise

I have some weird scraping/rubbing noise in my right front wheel. I I hear it regardless of weather i brake or not, and the slower i go the more low pitched and grindy it sounds. It continues to ...
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Saab 93 Automatic died when waiting for traffic light and won't start again

I just bought a 2006 Saab 93 Aero 2.0T automatic in October, 72000 miles. Everything seems perfect. But 2 weeks ago, the engine died while I was waiting for red light in the town centre, I just braked ...
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Noise when pressing clutch pedal

I have a Saab 900 and when I press down on the clutch pedal to change gear it makes a rasping noise? Could someone tell me please is this serious?
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2001 Saab 9-5 turbo wagon - worth fixing?

I have an 01 Saab turbo wagon automatic with approximately 120,000 miles on it. Has some heater issues that make for a miserable ride in the winter. Needs the heatbox replaced according to a mechanic, ...
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2002 Saab 93 SE Ignition Coil - Fluid found inside, engine rumbling

I had a new coil installed 6 months ago in my 2002 Saab 93 SE and it has been running fine until the other day when the engine started rumbling quite violently. Took it to a garage and after they ...
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Should one fit the least-worn tires to the rear wheels?

According to the Owner’s Manual Saab 9-3 M2001 (front-wheel driven cars): WARNING When fitting just one new pair of tires, these should be fitted to the rear wheels, as these are more ...
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Is moving the rear tires to the front wheels a no-no?

After finding out that my front wheels were both aiming a little bit outward (together by half a degree), and apparently thus having caused the wear on the inside (inch or so) of the front tires, I ...
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Should lost CV gaiter grease be replaced?

I discovered a small hole, possibly a puncture, in an outer CV gaiter on the front. The hole was right next to/under the (outer) metal ring holding the CV gaiter, so it wasn't in a very flexible bit. ...
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Any sense of buying Saab 9-3 1.9?

Saab is now in bankrupt so it may be difficult to get parts for maintenance in the future. So is there any sense of buying the Saab? I am thinking between Volkswagen Passat and Saab 9-3 1.9. Both are ...
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Engine Code P1312 on 2001 Saab 9-3

I have replaced to brand new spark plugs. After some research, it seems that the problem might be the direct ignition cassette. Could there be other possibilities? Thanks
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What should I use to lubricate the flaps that controls the temperature and which vents the air comes out of?

The control shafts that move the flaps which control the the hot/cold air and which vents the air come out have broken. The car is a 1999 93 Saab so I'm assuming that the hinges (the flap has a peg ...
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Saab 9-3 stuttering and cutting out [closed]

I've got a 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0l Automatic (not the turbo). It's been running fine, then a bit more than a month ago it started to stutter when accelerating or decelerating. Only occasionally, but it ...
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SAAB 93 2001 TiD countershaft sleeve

I'm looking for a part for a 2001 SAAB 93 2.2 TiD but I'm not 100% sure what the name of the part is. Essentially it's a sleeve that goes in to the differential which the part in the attached image ...
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Determine Trim on a Saab 9-5

I've a used saab and I need to determine the Trim for Amazon.com's car maintenance section. Here's a picture of it: I really don't know how to determine the Trim. Amazon wants to know if its a: 2....
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Setting timer for central locking for forgetful owners

Is it technically possible to set a timer for central locking so that it locks after 5 minutes, say, after the engine has been turned off? This is to help if you forget to lock your car at night. ...
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2001 Saab 9-5 Air Conditioner Fan (upper vents) not working

2001 Saab 9-5 Wagon 9-5 Air Conditioner (upper vents) Fan stopped working. I've examined the DICE fuses, but they all seem to be good. What should I be checking next?
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Should only the left “Rear Fog Light” actually light up in a pair?

On a 2003 Saab 9-5 Aero, only the left rear fog light lights up. The right side has a bulb but when I switch the bulbs, the left still is the only side that lights up. I thought it might be a wiring ...