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I can't get my brake cailper to compress
Most rear brake calipers such as these require a special tool to compress that actually turns the piston rather than pushing it. It is as if they are threaded. This is for brake calipers where the parking brake is integrated...
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What would it cost to have the timing chain replaced on a 2002 Saab 93 SE
Hi there. In order to receive a price estimate for one of our mobile mechanics to come to your location and complete a timing chain replacement job on your Saab, we need to get a little more data from you....
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Hey Dan I have a 2003 Saab 93 convertible that I haven't drove in about a month I just started her up
Hi there. In most cases, when the fuel tank is dry and the fuel lines are also cleared of fluid, hoses, tanks and other materials that might be made of rubbers or plastics will dry up and become brittle. On...
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Have new fuel pump but 2002 Saab 9-3 is stuttering and dies while drivjng
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you have reason to believe that the issue is fuel related, start by testing the fuel pressure at the engine. This can be done with an in-line gauge, and is relatively easy to...
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Saab 9-3 will not always start. Sometimes I have added gas and it started,also took air filter out then replaced and it started,
Hi there. When you have random issues like this, it tends to be caused by a restriction of fuel, air or an inability for the fuel injection system to effectively mix the air and fuel to be burned. This could...
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When you replace the alternator do you have to take out the motor mount
17.9 volts, if measured at the battery terminals, is way out of range high and that's why the warning light is on. The voltage regulator (internal to the alternator) has failed or you have a bad ground. Check to see...
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Will not rev but will slowly
The causes of loss of power are pinpointed in an engine loss of power diagnostic. To give you an initial idea, although there are many possibilities, a partial list of causes of the problem you are describing would include faulty...
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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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2000 Saab 9-3 SE. Can just the Throttle Position Sensor be replaced. Got error code P1230... I cleared it and car drives normally.
Hi There, These codes indicate that the signal from the throttle position sensor is weak or inconsistent. You do not need to replace the entire throttle body and should be able to fix this by replacing the throttle position sensor....
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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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There is a weird sound coming from the front driver side of my car.
Hi there. In most cases, this type of sound is an indicator of a faulty or wearing out wheel bearing. If the noise happens frequently, in both acceleration and during braking, this is likely a damaged wheel bearing situation. It...
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I drive a 2006 Saab SUV 93 I was on freeway and notice my speed drop and when I tried to push down on gas pedal it would rev loud
If you have an automatic transmission, check the fluid level. If the fluid level is correct (there is a fairly narrow range by the way), the transmission will have to be diagnosed. The oil pump that maintains hydraulic pressure could...
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How much would it cost to change an oil pan gasket on a 2001 Saab 9.3 also how many hours? Tired of getting ripped off because I
Hello there. Thanks for writing in today. It's quite possible that the oil pan gasket is the source of the oil leak and oil smell; as this is rather common on vehicles that are 15-years or older. To request an...
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I have a 2000 Saab 93. The brake lights are not working. I have checked all the bulbs and fuses all good and the switch on the brake pedal.
Remove the brake light bulbs and check for power to them with the brake pedal pressed. If there is power, then check the ground and see if there is a good connection. If the connection is poor, then the ground...
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Code P0089 on Saab 2006 V6
You may want to check to be sure the fuel pressure regulator is working properly. The fuel pressure regulator is a device which controls the pressure of fuel supplied to the fuel injectors on an engine. This works by bleeding...
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have you changed spark plug for a saab 2007 6 cylinder
Most V6 engines that are transversly mounted inside the vehicle (front wheel drive) will require the intake manifold to be removed in order to gain access to the spark plugs on the side closest to the fire wall. Once the...
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Car jerking often, check engine light flashed and stayed on.
What you are describing sounds like a dirty or faulty mass air flow sensor. The mass air flow sensor monitors air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the motor. This sensor relays vital information...
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Taking head bolts out after setting torque
Hi there. The correct way to resolve this problem is to ensure the exhaust manifold if decked (cleaned and level), purchase brand new bolts and the correct exhaust manifold gasket recommended by Saab. I wouldn't recommend any other repair solution...

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