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steering lock malfunction
Hello there, many issues will cause your 2004 Saab Turbo to have a steering lock malfunction with a fault code that will not clear. Without knowing what the fault code is I can only offer general advice. When the code...
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How would I go about fixing my turbo that is smoking on my 2003 Saab 9-3
Hello. If you have oil leaking on the turbo then the leak needs to be located. Most of the time on this vehicle the issue is the turbo itself. When the turbo has an internal seal that fails you will...
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P0116 Code. Engine Temperature is high. Do I have air in my system? Water Pump issues?
Hi there. Check the thermostat by watching the coolant temperature gauge. When the engine gets hot and the thermostat opens up, then needle moves down a little bit. If the needle does not move and the system seems to be...
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cost please..
Hi there. Customer service may need some additional information to provide an accurate quote. Please be sure to have the make, model, mileage, and vin number readily available. What led you to replacing the meter? Is the check engine light...
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trouble codes PO101
Hi there. There are 5 things that can cause the engine light code P0101 to come on. The mass air flow sensor (MAF) could be dirty, the MAF could have failed, the air intake could have a leak, there could...
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Battery not charging with new alternator and serpentine belt
Hi There, You may have a faulty voltage regulator which is a component that is responsible for regulating the rate at which the battery is charged by the alternator. When the voltage regulator is not working properly, this may result...
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After installing a new battery, now my car just clicks when starting it.
When installing a new battery, it is not uncommon for various dash lights to come on as the system is reset as a result of the new power source being installed. The problem starting may suggest a faulty starter solenoid....
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engine and transmition signs on the dashboard..
Hi there: The two lights you're referring to are service light indicators that illuminate when routine service is due or has recently been completed. These service lights can be reset by following instructions listed in the owner manual. If you...
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direct ignition coil. to install/replace on a 2001 93, how long labor needed by Saab dealer mechanic?
Hi there: In general, replacing this component on a 2001 Saab can be anywhere from two to four hours. However, that doesn't count time for diagnosing a problem and testing the repair. It's very difficult to determine what other people...
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Hesitates with acceleration, check engine light blinks when gas is pressed. White smoke coming out exhaust but disappears
Hello...If the check engine light is flashing, that signifies a condition, such as active engine misfiring, that should be investigated and resolved promptly to avoid further damage to engine components, not to mention the catalytic converter. The recommended service is...
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Intake manifold swirl flap leaking air and control bar as come off 2007 Saab 9-3
Hello - this "intake swirl runner" problem may require removal, and repair or possibly replacement, of the intake manifold. The "swirl flaps" are internal to the intake manifold, and work to keep air velocity high during low speed operation for...
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I have codes and I need to know what I need to change.
Hi there: It's very difficult to tell you precisely which parts you should replaced simply based on the error codes. A professional mechanic would not only download all trouble codes, but test drive the vehicle to match warning symptoms to...
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Fuel Pump replaced now car won't start 2007 Saab 9-3
Hi there - the story certainly doesn't make sense. Excessive fuel pressure won't "ruin an injector", although it will certainly leak and cause high fuel consumption, as well as a rough idle and rough running. Check for problem codes, whether...
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Interested in purchasing a 2004 Saab 93 and the power door lock won't work all the time, sometimes u locks the back but have to ma
The power door lock system is a relatively simple system. When you press the lock or unlock button (located on your key, or inside your vehicle), the power door lock sends a relay signal to the power door lock actuator....
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Cyl valve
Hi there. Typically when a cylinder or group of cylinders are misfiring, engine performance, acceleration or fuel consumption is impacted. If you're not seeing these symptoms, it's possible you have a sensor failure. It's probably a good idea to have...
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Trouble accelerating when the fuel gauge says 1/2.
Hi there. If there is a evaporative leak on the fuel system, then there could be a problem with the fuel delivery when the system has too much vapors. Check the purge valve on the fuel charcoal canister and see...
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Fuel pressure
Hi There, It sounds like you may have a fuel supply problem in getting the proper amount of fuel to the fuel injectors. As you know, when you turn the key to on, the fuel pump is activated and the...
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Immobilized feature
There a few things that can cause this to happen. To start with, try unhooking the negative battery cable for about 10-15 minutes and reconnect it. This sometimes can clear this. Other things like the steering column lock malfunctioning can...
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Can you recommend a place for 4 wheel alignment? ... with a lifetime warranty
A lifetime warranty is a gimmick designed to get you to buy an alignment but, of most relevance, the offering or existence of such an exaggerated warranty has no relationship WHATSOEVER to the likelihood of a shop actually following the...
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replaced the battery in the key remote my car still says immobilized feature my 2004 Saab arc 9-3 convertible
To temporarily override the immobilizer system, please utilize these instructions. If the issue remains unresolved, please request a no start diagnostic and a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic right to your location, will get this resolved for you. If you...

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