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Ac cuts in and out
First of all, your A/C is not likely the problem here. It is just one of the systems that is being affected by the problem. Most likely you have a bad power connection that supplies power to your dash. The...
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Car will not go into any gear.
If you are able to move the shifter with the car off, then it may be the clutch. If you cannot move the shifter at all engine running or not, then it could be the shifter linkage itself, or something...
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Check Engine codes. Need warranty for mechanic service work, any examples to ask for?
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-3. These codes can come up if the engine needs a tune up, if it has bad coils, or even if you have dirty fuel injectors. Due to the age...
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I can't go into 4th or 5th gear and clutch does not engage after a recent clutch job, clutch release while in gear does nothing.
I would rule out the axle not being pushed all the way in. That would effect all speeds and gears. That you can engage gears other than 4th and 5th leads me to 2 m possibilities: 1. Shift linkage mis-adjusted....
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Car stalls out of nowhere
Hello - what a frustrating problem to solve! You may have provided a key clue to the solution, given that it requires another vehicle to jump start it to get it going again. This MAY mean that the increased starting...
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Should I trade in my car or find someone who will buy it as a "junk" car?
Hi! It wouldn't be impossible to still try and sell the car. Some people like cars that are a little different from the mainstream. You have one of those cars. I'm thinking you may be able to sell it to...
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engine will crank up but won't turn over
Hello and thanks for your question. With a vehicle that has only 7, 131 miles it should be working just fine. The engine will get hot after operating in driving conditions, especially if the engine was to be accelerated hard....
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Vacuum hose function.
Hi there. If there is a problem with your vacuum hoses, then they need to be replaced. If they are clogged, leaking, or just very soft then they need to be replaced as they can cause a series of running...
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Trying to start the car yields only loud clicks but the battery and starter are good
Bench testing a starter motor, unloaded, can sometimes be unreliable. This is because there is usually a Bendix drive in a starter motor which if failed will be undetectable because the starter motor will still spin and draw normal current-...
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Steering lock malfunction and key wont turn in ignition.
Your key could be stuck for several reasons. Since the steering wheel moves, it's not the steering lock. The first thing to attempt, is to use an electrical cleaner or air duster to remove any debris that may be stuck...
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ECU related
Hi, thanks for writing in. By the information you've provided, it sounds like there may be a connection inside the ECU that has broken. When a soldered connection breaks due to vibration, or an impact, sometimes there will be a...
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I think I have a drain of power
When diagnosing electrical problems, always start with the simple solutions first. Begin checking the battery cables and terminals. Make sure they are not corroded, and are protected from the elements. Check the wires running to the distributor, and to the...
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What should i check next?
Hello. It sounds as if the issue you are experiencing could be computer related. I would recommend taking your vehicle to a professional with a high tech scan tool in order to check your powertrain control module for proper function....
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Why does my alarm go off when I hold the brake down?
Hi there. It sounds like the batteries in the alarm siren need changing. The alarm siren is located behind the wheel arch liner and easy to get to if you remove one side of the liner. The alarm siren has...
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Sulfur smell coming from exhaust
A rotten egg smell coming from the exhaust is almost exclusively a result of a failing catalytic converter. It is caused by the catalytic converters inability to break down the sulfur created by the engine during normal operation. A failing...
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Loss of voltage at blower motor when it is connected to regulator - regulator is brand new
Hi there. The issue you are having is not the resister, but rather the switch. The switch contacts are shorting out back to the battery causing the a/c blower not to work. I recommend replacing the a/c blower switch. If...
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Where would I go to remove marks left by an egg
Hey there. I would recommend first taking the vehicle to or having a car detailer to look at the damage to see if it just needs a good cleaning and waxed or the damage requires the paint to be repaired...
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Head unit turns on but there's no sound coming from the speakers.
You said you have an aftermarket deck installed now. For the deck to power up, it needs power, ignition and ground. It may also have a wire for illumination. Since the deck is coming on, all of these connections are...
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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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Coolant level dropping quickly 2006 Saab 9-3
Hi there - yes, I would say this is a problem. Coolant loss can be deceptive - failing water pumps will sometimes only leak while running, blown head gaskets can leak into the engine crankcase, turning the engine oil to...

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