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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...
Whining noise, parts keep going out
Hello. If the air compressor is faulty this will cause the engine to work harder and that may result in lower mpg. The whining noise could be caused by a bad serpentine belt, pulley, or a bad serpentine belt tensioner....
Car won't start, exhaust smoke visible - 1994 Saab 9000
Back to basics: does it have spark, is it getting fuel at the right time, and does the engine have enough compressions when the starter turns it over? You mention "engine blew up" - what does this mean and were...
Loose steering column - 1993 Saab 9000
There are 2 or more bolts which keep the steering column attached to the body structure under the dash. Possibly, these are loose, or worse, might have fallen out. This should be checked by a professional mechanic, like YourMechanic, before...
Alarm goes off after replacement of battery - 1995 Saab 9000
This requires Saab-specific expertise to reset the alarm system. Check with your Saab dealer, an independent Saab repair facility, or a professional mechanic, like YourMechanic, with this Saab-specific expertise.
Idling high - 1993 Saab 9000
The Idle Air Control valve and turbo-bypass valve in your model are common suspects for vehicle stalling as you describe. A professional mechanic, like Your Mechanic, can diagnose and repair this problem including replacing the valves.
CD player draining battery - 1991 Saab 9000
This is a possibility! This problem can be diagnosed by connecting an ammeter to the positive (red) battery cable, observe the current drain (likely less than 1 amp), then, one at a time, remove each fuse, check to see if...
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...
temp gauge in normal range, turn off car and electric fans are running. Open hood and coolant overflow tank is overflowing
The cooling fans running on a 90 degree day is fairly normal for most cars. The coolant overflow full with pressure is also normal. As the heat of the coolant heats up and cools down this causes an expanding and...
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....
My car start and run fine but when i put in drive it shuts off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 2001 Saab 9-5. I would recommend checking the idle air control valve. If you would like help, an expert from YourMechanic can come to your home or office to diagnose your car's...
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...
Runs rough. Wont start
Without more information, its hard to tell what the issue may be.The Check Engine Light coming on is a good thing. This is the sign that the computer has detected an issue, and will set a diagnostic troubleshooting code(s). Start...
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...
Car not starting
Hi, thanks for writing in. Make sure your battery tests 12.6 volts or higher. Next, test your alternator to ensure it is maintaining 13.8 - 14.2 volts. You may have to go to a local parts shop and use their...
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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