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Forgot outer retaining circlip on front wheel bearing, what do I do?

As @Moab stated, if it wasn't needed, it wouldn't be there. In most cases, the clip is there to maintain bearing position. Without it, the bearing walks and it drastically shortens the life of not ...
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Excessive water dripping from exhaust

if water coming out from exhaust pipe during start up , it is normal. however, if it continuously dripping after several or during running, then check the cylinder head gasket for damage. take note, ...
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Is it possible that fuel consumption increases after changing an alternator?

Today seems to be alternator warning light day… You might check some of the other alternator warning light questions as the alternator and its supporting circuitry only has a few variations. You can ...
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2007 93 saab has white smoke coming from under the hood

As raydowe says in their comment the white "smoke" you saw is almost certainly coolant burning/boiling off. This could be from a leak in the system causing coolant to hit hot parts of the engine bay (...
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Saab engine smoking

Your serpentine belt was driving the water pump. When it failed the coolant stopped flowing. The stagnant coolant around the temperature sensor fooled you into thinking the engine was not ...
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My car is sputtering

Sputtering could be fuel, air, or spark. But yes, spark sounds like a likely culprit. Generally fuel related items will generate a check engine light and codes. (You've not mentioned check engine ...
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Saab 9-5 has problems starting

I just cleaned the battery terminals and other connecting positive wires then re connected and, my cars slow cranking was fixed. Same problem as OP stated. My car is a 2003 9-5 ARC 2.3t
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Excessive water dripping from exhaust

You need to figure out what the liquid is. When the exhaust is cold water vapor in the exhaust (a normal byproduct of combustion) can condense before it gets out and it will drip. That's normal and it ...
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Excessive water dripping from exhaust

If it is truly water then no problem but if it is antifreeze, you have a problem, Vehicles driven on short runs consistently will do this
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intermittent slow starter cranking on saab 9-3 diesel

I had same issue on saab 9-3 2007. Problem was a faulty cables between battery and chassis. Garage has added additional cable connection between battery and engine (ground) instead of replacing ...
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intermittent slow starter cranking on saab 9-3 diesel

My bet is a loose or corroded connection. Leaning toward loose if it is intermittent. I would try cleaning the battery, starter and ground connections of the starting system.
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Realignnent still got ' red 'readings afterwards

I definitely understand your worry. There's not really too much too worry about though. Going over the before/after, as well as where things are set, the red areas should not worry you too much. If ...
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What is this part that flew off of the car?

It appears to be a part of the brakes. It looks like a spring which holds brakes in place or keeps them tight.
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Why Saab -90 loses suddenly all its power on 120 km/h but gains it back after restart?

I had a vehicle ( 1998 GMC ) that had the same symptoms . It was the battery connection . It was clean and tight but needed to be rotated a quarter turn to mesh the 2 cable connectors on the battery ...
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‘98 saab 900 dies during the summer heat

Trionic (5, I think) is very sensitive to vacuum leaks, unmetered air getting to the combustion chamber, that can feel like this. Go buy about 15 feet of 4mm ID vacuum hose and replace all of that ...
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Saab 9-5 sometimes gets stuck in park, override works - bad solenoid?

Could be the solenoid is going bad, but there is also a microswitch that closes in P, in series with the brake switch, to energize the solenoid. Might just be misalignment of that, or failure of the ...
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SAAB 9-5 automatic transmission warning

To bring this to a close, the light went off by itself and so problem solved. Removing the battery for several days didn't fix the issue. The car started and drove OK but the light remained on. ...
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Can dangling wires that originally went to the blower motor resistor short out the entire car (including engine) while driving?

Was it this thing you replaced? It's the Control unit, ventilation fan, ACC (220b). It's fed by fuse 23 in the dashboard fuse box (IPEC), which doesn't seem to do much else. If those wires were ...
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My 2002 95 v6 saab wont start

The Christmas tree sounds like the alternator died. My car stopped running, in the case of my alternator dying, soon after the radio went out, so the critical voltage for T7 might be pretty high.
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A Weird Brake Problem

Check the condition of all the rubber hoses that connect to the brake calipers. A swollen hose will allow fluid under pressure to fill the cylinders and provide braking, but not allow the fluid to ...
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1998 saab 900 2.0turbo automatic

Given the eclectic mix of intermittent electrical symptoms and "false positive" warning lights I would say this is likely to be an electrical fault as you mention suspecting in your post. You don't ...
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1998 saab 900 2.0turbo automatic

You have a few things going on. O2 sensor slow response: Typically, this means your oxygen sensor is too dirty or just plain old and worn out. These are simple to replace, it's definitely something ...
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SAAB 93 1.9 Diesel from 2007 won't crank

See if the battery disconnect switch needs resetting. Look on top of the + terminal of the battery. If it has red showing in the window then press the yellow button to reset. WIS: "The battery ...
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Saab engine smoking

If as you say engine temps stayed normal then I would guess that this maybe excess coolant or oil that has run along the rocker cover or has ended up trapped in the recesses on the outside of the ...
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Determine Trim on a Saab 9-5

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) will tell you everything you need to know. You can check it on this page: http://vin-location.com The VIN will be visible from the outside on the bottom ...
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Should only the left "Rear Fog Light" actually light up in a pair?

VW (in the Bentley service manual) says that only one of the rear fog lights is used (depending, I would think on the side of the road where the car is driven). The rationale that I've seen for this ...
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SAAB 9-5 wagon throws P1549 Code (Boost control valve)

P1549 (Trionic 7) is "Charge Air, Malfunction". (You don't say what year your 9-5 is, but T7 is pretty common.) Since you checked the vacuum hoses going to the charge-air control valve, then it's "...
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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?

I've replaced the turbo bypass valve twice on my '02 9-3SE B205R, once at 9x,xxx and again at 18x,xxx miles. https://www.esaabparts.com/saab/parts/4441895 On several occasions I've had to find the ...
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