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Saab 9-3, Steering, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#33 of 44 Re: 1999 9-3 Rough idle and take off [bostondaphne]
Sep 24, 2008 (11:19 pm)
I suppose I had a moment of hope. False hope that is. The car still runs terribly. I had a former Saab tech look at it last week and he thinks I need a new Direct Ignition Cassette. Can't afford it right now, but he thinks that should do it. Another tech--non-Saab thinks I need to get the fuel pressure checked before doing anything... Please let me know if you have any success with yours.
#34 of 44 HELP! '99 Saab 9-3
Sep 24, 2008 (11:26 pm)
Must crank at least 5 or 6 times before it finally and roughly starts. Slow, bogged take-offs. Nearly constant surges when idling. But when going down the road it will fly! It is really fast and runs great when driving. I've had several techs look at it and put a computer to it. MAP sensor is good; all hoses seem to be fitted properly; both O2 sensors replaced; new plugs... One tech thinks I may need a new Direct Ignition Cassette. I've heard that those can go instantly? But he claime they can slowly decline? Any help is greatly appreciated, as I'm about to get full, low deductible insurance and burn the thing!!!
#35 of 44 98 Saab Convertible - Running Extremely Hot
Oct 03, 2008 (2:40 pm)
My 98 Saab is running extremely hot, just replaced radiator and still running extremely hot, the old radiator was singed (white) at the bottom of the radiator, the head gasket was deemed OK, thermostat opens OK. temperature gauge reads normal temperature. Any suggestions appreciated.
#36 of 44 Re: 98 Saab Convertible - Running Extremely Hot [olearymag]
Oct 06, 2008 (4:45 am)
Jan 30, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I had a similar problem to yours on my '99 93.Check the vacum hose near the air filter it connects to a small plastic cylinder that opens and closes it's smaller than a golf ball and looks a bit like a funnel.Sometimes it sends a message to the computer if it does'nt work but in my case it didn't.I changed it and my car got back to normal.My specialist had a few clients that had the same problem.Give it a shot,the part is not expensive!
#38 of 44 Re: 1999 9-3 Rough idle and take off [bluedogs]
Nov 05, 2010 (7:23 am)
I'm sorry you bought the car. I am trying to get rid of my 99 9-3 with 130 K after putting way too much money in it the past few years and time in the repair shop. Recently experienced rough idling and stalling - had crank sensor replaced but that didn't solve the problem and eventually had to replace the fuel pump after it failed to start. This week the radiator started leaking and is now in the shop for that to be replaced. Another costly repair. We have trying to maintain the car meticulously it looks new but there are so many little annoying things wrong with the car and things are constantly breaking. My advice: sell ASAP before you end up with more headaches and run out of money!
#39 of 44 Idle Air Controller Saab 9 E 1999
Jun 12, 2011 (7:39 pm)
I was sure glad to here some one who know some much about Saab's as you.I'm the first owner of this car all service has been dun at Saab.It's almost time for it's 150,000 mile service.but any way it runs great starts every time dashboard precheck always states checking then OK.But every now and then it all most stalls,and sometimes does.I have ran into this before and it's the throttle botty sensor or it just needs to bee cleaned.I never have had to turn a wrench on my car.I love it and not sure if it's safe to use throttle body cleaner on it and not really sure where to put it.I am a muscle car guy.I do work for Microsoft and would be willing to trade my skills,all kinds of software,hardware and via telephone email.we could trade help.Please call charlie at 619-569-8770 or email convairb36gmail.com Know matter what people may think I truly don't make much where I work.I cant drive403 rocket.
#40 of 44 Fuel Pump Failure at 35K?
Jul 15, 2011 (1:25 pm)
#41 of 44 Fuel Pump Failure at 35K?
Jul 15, 2011 (10:48 am)
I drive a 2007 9-3 2.0t convertible which I purchased last year. Without any warning (SID or sound) the engine died on the highway and I lost all power steering and brake functions.
The car was towed to the dealer where they said it was the fuel pump had failed.
Has anyone else had trouble with a fuel pump after only 35K?
#42 of 44 Re: Fuel Pump Failure at 35K? [dgebler]
Jul 15, 2011 (1:25 pm)
Know of at least two 2008 2.0t Saabs which crossed the 35K milestone with no fuel pump issues. You might also want to pose your question in the Saab Central site which is more active.