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  1. Thread: On a quest

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    I have a 2008 9-3 2.0T SS and a 2009 9-3 2.0T...

    I have a 2008 9-3 2.0T SS and a 2009 9-3 2.0T XWD. Both bought new. From time to time I look at other Saab models but I have taken care of my 9-3s too well really to buy something else. There are...
  2. Saab Dr has a 38 minute YouTube video on changing...

    Saab Dr has a 38 minute YouTube video on changing the XWD fluids. Needing to top-off the Haldex fluid is common. Thought everyone would want to know. I think I will keep my change intervals at 30,000...
  3. Fault Code 407.04, low fluid code came up on...

    Fault Code 407.04, low fluid code came up on diagnostic. Rear Transfer was top offed. Service Center said likely air bulbs in fluid due to fluid thickness and settling out. Service XWD would come on...
  4. Routine XWD service performed yesterday at 89,100...

    Routine XWD service performed yesterday at 89,100 miles. Since yesterday Service XWD light has come on 5 times. Is there a common issue with routine maintenance of the XWD drive? If the Service XWD...
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    Use a dye kit to identify the leak site. I ended...

    Use a dye kit to identify the leak site. I ended up doing 3 different repairs and replaced the pump with the third repair. Identify the leaking fluid like (oil plus power steering fluid or just power...
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    The power steering fluid is under pressor in the...

    The power steering fluid is under pressor in the reservoir. A leak at the cap should give you fluid on top of the reservoir, low power steering fluid level and drips under the power steering...
  7. Kyle Pancis on his YouTube site has estimated...

    Kyle Pancis on his YouTube site has estimated that he is spending $2,000 per year maintaining his 9-3. I usually estimate $5,000 per year depreciation on a new equivalent for my 2008 9-3. Door locks...
  8. Sticky: Auto Autopsy YouTube channel has a 2008 9-3 Turbo...

    Auto Autopsy YouTube channel has a 2008 9-3 Turbo X purchased with 178,000 miles and MotionAutoTV YouTube channel has two 2008 9-3 Aeros which were totaled and restored with part cars. So a 9-3 V6...
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    No suspension noise noted. Everything is fixed....

    No suspension noise noted. Everything is fixed. Only noise now is tire noise. Rear suspension is good also.
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    Door locks replaced and working. Saab Service...

    Door locks replaced and working. Saab Service Center charge for 2 hours each door lock replacement was $500. I supplied the parts.
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    Door locks worked for two weeks, but now both are...

    Door locks worked for two weeks, but now both are failing on an irregular pattern. I have made an appointment to have both locks replaced by my Saab Service Center.
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    Front suspension is now great. I notice the front...

    Front suspension is now great. I notice the front suspension has less bounce than the rear suspension going over speed bumps. The self leveling shock absorbers have already been replaced once and the...
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    Do you have a Saab Service Center available to...

    Do you have a Saab Service Center available to you? The two Saab Service Centers I use in Florida and Texas warranty their work for 2 years with Orio original parts. I never worry about unnecessary...
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    This morning as I was having a repair performed...

    This morning as I was having a repair performed on my wife's 9-3 XWD, Guy at Swede Central said he talked to you yesterday. I showed him your post. If your repair gets complicated you might want him...
  15. I always keep 3 active key fobs for the 2009 9-3...

    I always keep 3 active key fobs for the 2009 9-3 XWD. The unlock button failed on my personal fob yesterday evening. I took my wife's fob, but left my daughter's fob in Daytona since I did not want...
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    Replaced left and right lower control arms with...

    Replaced left and right lower control arms with bushings, and left and right tie rods (repair kits) today. This has eliminated the front suspension noise over the rough roads in my neighborhood. All...
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    You have an excellent Saab Service Center at...

    You have an excellent Saab Service Center at Swede Central in Winter Park, FL. 407-599-4900. If you want to do the work yourself they could give you at least the list of the parts you will need. If...
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    I ordered and paid for the rear door lock,...

    I ordered and paid for the rear door lock, #12759695. But, what I received was #12803479 which costs $20 more. I was not charged extra for this part.
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    When I asked about the difference...
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    2008 9-3 SS door locks

    I have had previous problems with the front driver's side door lock, but have had no problems for the last few years now after replacing it for the third time. The problem now is the front...
  20. SwedeCentral are the Saab mechanics of the former...

    SwedeCentral are the Saab mechanics of the former Orlando Cadillac Saab dealership. They work on non-Saabs also. Their Saab customs are a very enthusiastic group.
  21. If you don't find satisfaction locally, you could...

    If you don't find satisfaction locally, you could drive up to Orlando to SwedeCentral. They are an official Saab Service Center and are very good. Address is 700 Jackson Avenue, Winter Park, FL. Guy...
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    Thank you. Orio cited a law which restricts...

    Thank you.

    Orio cited a law which restricts placing automobile tires in service after 10 years but states that the restriction does not apply to spare tires. I am not sure whether the law is...
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    Untuned 9-3s can run on regular gas (US octane...

    Untuned 9-3s can run on regular gas (US octane 87), but stage 1 tuned 9-3s need premium gas (US octane 93). Lower octane gasoline will limit the horsepower of a stage 1 tune. So, first make sure you...
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    Orio is listing "new" never used 9-3 spare tires...

    Orio is listing "new" never used 9-3 spare tires available in Sweden. They shipped at least 3 tires about 6 months ago to the US, in Orio US inventory. Thinking a recently manufactured tire was...
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    A new Pirelli 125/85R16 to replace the original...

    A new Pirelli 125/85R16 to replace the original is definitely not available. (Watch out for used spares on Ebay.) A full size spare 215/55R16 does not fit the tire space in the trunk.
    Other...
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