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  • Saabster
    Saabster - 2008 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 1/26/2015
    Can the wrong type of Motor oil cause a problem with a Turbo Charger?
    I recently had an oil change at a local quick oil change shop. After about an hour i started smelling burnt oil. I thought that they might have simply spilled a few drops during the change. I continued driving and went home. The next day when i started driving the ...
     
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  • Saabster
    Saabster - 2008 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 1/26/2015
    Can the wrong type of Motor oil cause a problem with a Turbo Charger?
    I recently had an oil change at a local quick oil change shop. After about an hour i started smelling burnt oil. I thought that they might have simply spilled a few drops during the change. I continued driving and went home. The next day when i started driving the ...
     
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  • frajasr
    frajasr - 2006 Saab 9-7x - Engine - 12/21/2014
    Have high pitched humming noise coming from rear interior (seating area) of vehicle.
    High pitched humming noise coming from rear interior of vehicle, it sounds like it is coming from the roof area but it could be any place in the rear. It does have a factory installed power sun-roof, a factory installed power amp underneath the rear passenger seat ...
     
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  • Dennis
    Dennis - 2006 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 11/26/2014
    Lifter noise when cold after setting overnight
    do all lifters need replaced or only the bad one
     
    • Nancy Long
      11/26/2014 Nancy Long
      You may hear a ticking noise from the lifters on starting up from cold, but this is quite normal on the higher mileage cars. But if it is happening very often, you may change the bad one.
  • Dennis
    Dennis - 2006 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 11/25/2014
    Lifter replacement when cold
    95000 miles lifter noise after car sits overnight. do all lifters need replaced or only the bad one
     
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  • Jenny Kitchener
    Jenny Kitchener - 1997 Saab 9000 - Engine - 9/6/2014
    Will the engine run with the turbo disconnected, and would the computer need to be changed.?
    This is a general question for any turbo charged Saab mainly for the 1993 - 1998 models. I dont like the extra fuel cost of running the turbo models, looking for a way out and removing the turbo. Lots of engines have turbos added to them, so can it also be removed.?
     
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  • Ken Lockhart
    Ken Lockhart - 1999 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 7/10/2014
    Just replaced serpentine belt and upper idler..Belt too hot to touch after 5 minutes
    would an additional pulley failure cause the idler/serp belt failure?..How do I determine if pulley's are OK?..All seem to be turning OK...Belt got too hot to touch after 5 minutes idling and even smoked a bit...
     
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  • Ken Lockhart
    Ken Lockhart - 1999 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 7/10/2014
    Just replaced the upper idler pulley and serpentine belt..ran the car for 5 minutes and shut off...serp belt is so hot I
    could there be another pulley failure which would have caused the idler/serp belt failure?...All pulley's appeared to turn freely...belt too hot to touch after 5 minutes at idle and even smoked a bit..
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2008 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 6/20/2014
    Why does my engine fan run continuously while the car is running and 5-10 minutes after it's shut off?
    The engine fan only started doing this recently. The engine fan only came on occassionally before then. Now the fan comes on and runs throughout every single use of the car. The car temp is normal. The fan runs whether it's a hot or cool day. It doesn't matter ...
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Saab 9-5 - Engine - 5/27/2014
    Our Saab has a very interesting problem that the dealers can't figure out.
    The vehicle will start for several days then won't start, but sometimes starts with a jump, or if you waite a while it will start. (its not the battery) any body had this problem?
     
    • ASan
      5/27/2014 ASan
      How do you know its not the battery?
  • rose
    rose - 2002 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 5/24/2014
    Car does not start intermittently,dash lights come on,radio etc but no engine sounds. Starts 10-15 min.
    becoming more frequent. HELP!
     
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  • kevin
    kevin - 2004 Saab 9-5 - Engine - 5/19/2014
    Rough idle
    It's erratic when standing still with car running. Code says a misfire
     
    • Jimm
      5/19/2014 Jimm
      For the misfires

      It may mean that one or more of the following has happened:

      Faulty spark plug or wire
      Faulty coil (pack)
      Faulty oxygen sensor(s)
      Faulty fuel injector
      Burned exhaust valve
      Faulty catalytic converter(s)
      Running out of fuel
      Poor compression
      Defective computer
      Possible Solutions

      If there are no symptoms, the simplest thing to do is to reset the code and see if it comes back.

      If there are symptoms such as the engine is stumbling or hesitating, check all wiring and connectors that lead to the cylinders (i.e. spark plugs). Depending on how long the ignition components have been in the car, it may be a good idea to replace them as part of your regular maintenance schedule. I would suggest spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, and rotor (if applicable). Otherwise, check the coils (a.k.a. coil packs). In some cases, the catalytic converter has gone bad. If you smell rotten eggs in the exhaust, your cat converter needs to be replaced. I've also heard in other cases the problems were faulty fuel injectors.

  • floyd
    floyd - 2002 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 5/18/2014
    Fuel metering valve test
    Code po1110
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1996 Saab 9000 - Engine - 5/10/2014
    Fuilpump replaced run for a while then shutsoff
    replaced fuilpump runs fine then dies going down road will start again then dies again what do i need
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/10/2014 GT500Knights
      Check your fuel pressure regulator and fuel return lines. Seems like they may be clogged. Any codes coming up? Get those scanned.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Saab 9-3 - Engine - 4/30/2014
    At stop signs and lights, the RPMs rev from 600-900 RPMs. Please help!
    After driving for a bit, the revving will stop, however, There is a 5 second delay from that point on, from pressing on the accelerator to actually picking up speed. It has stopped the past couple of days, but I bought a scanner to see what codes pop up. They are: ...
     
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