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Rear shock knocking on a 2008 Saab
You've changed them all, but did you change the mounts on them, too? Because a lot of times, the mounts go bad. Make sure that they are torqued on nice and tight. Because all of the body of your car...
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...
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...
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...
I have a convertible an I try to put the soft top down and it keeps saying manual only when it's a automatic
Hello there. When you see the manual only warning, this is telling you that the convertible top has experienced a malfunction and it will only work manually. Even though your car has a hydraulic top, it can still be opened...
Engine fans won't turn on.
Hello there, a few different things can cause the radiator fans not to function. First off, if a fuse is blown on the fans, something would have had to cause the fuse to blow, such as a wiring issue or...
Engine light
You will need to have Check Engine Light tested and diagnosed to see what the code is. You may be having a cooling fan issue or some other problem that is causing the light to illuminate and the A/C to...
I was accelerating from a stop and a shaking happened. sounded like the engine and a orange emblem came up screen came up.
In order to give a better answer, I would need to know which light illuminated. If my memory serves me correctly, the Check Engine Light is in the same zone as the fuel level gauge. In this case, if the...
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....
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...
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...
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....
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...
Car comes on but engine won't start
Most likely - vehicles don't often fix themselves. A vehicle that cranks but doesn't start indicates a problem with fuel or spark delivery. This could be anything from a failed crank position sensor to a bad fuel pump. On the...
Problem with door locks
At first I was going to guess that the door ajar switch had failed. However, if that were the case, your interior lights would also stay illuminated. I can't find a reliable wiring diagram for your vehicle, but I believe...
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-...
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...
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...
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...
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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