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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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