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    May I strongly suggest that you replace your...

    May I strongly suggest that you replace your riveted repair with a welded one. I am well aware that riveted structures are very strong but, unless you have wet assembled the repair and used steel...
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    I have another suggestion, but it will take some...

    I have another suggestion, but it will take some time. You need to ensure that neither of the databus wires goes to earth but to do that you need the control units disconnected to avoid damaging...
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    Sorry about that! There must be somebody near you...

    Sorry about that! There must be somebody near you who can find their way around electrical systems.
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    There are a lot of fuses that are labelled simply...

    There are a lot of fuses that are labelled simply BCM or similar, making it very difficult to determine whether there is a fuse specifically for Bluetooth or not. There are posts elsewhere on this...
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    May I recommend the following page to get the...

    May I recommend the following page to get the appropriate wheel size and offset for your car https://www.wheel-size.com/size/saab/9-3/2007/

    You might also like to consider the effects of changing...
  6. Thread: Very High Idle

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    Good to hear that you have fixed it, parts are...

    Good to hear that you have fixed it, parts are available so it shouldn't be too difficult to source them.
  7. I put engine oil in the transmission of my C 900...

    I put engine oil in the transmission of my C 900 on a regular basis, but then that was the only option as they shared a common oil supply.
  8. Thread: Very High Idle

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    I did have something similar on a 9000 when the...

    I did have something similar on a 9000 when the elbow between the delivery pipe and the throttle body came off!
  9. Thread: Very High Idle

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    Look at the small diameter vacuum hoses and check...

    Look at the small diameter vacuum hoses and check that the diaphragm in the bypass valve isn't leaking as a first step but any inward leak is bad news. If you are going to do a thorough job,...
  10. Thread: Very High Idle

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    Sounds like an air leak in the induction system...

    Sounds like an air leak in the induction system pipework.
  11. Thread: Electrics issue

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    May I explain why this is possible, Saab brake...

    May I explain why this is possible, Saab brake lights are powered directly from the battery so, if you press the brakes with the pins in the tail/stop lamp shorted you are connecting the running...
  12. When did you last change the cabin filter? I...

    When did you last change the cabin filter? I would start with that as if it is blocked it will mean only internal, hot, air is being circulated, much the same as selecting recirculation. It doesn't...
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    Once you have it running you should be able to...

    Once you have it running you should be able to find diagnostics bus diagrams, they show some connectors, that is where I would be looking.
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    I think you are going to find the job very hard...

    I think you are going to find the job very hard without WIS, there is too much to PDF and even that won't get you through troubleshooting.
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    I would start at the various ECUs mentioned and...

    I would start at the various ECUs mentioned and then at the others and along the wire bundles for damaged insulation. Do you have WIS? If not I would recommend getting a copy, it is invaluable in...
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    All the electronic units in your car are...

    All the electronic units in your car are connected to each other by digital data bus so that they can share information. Normally* this is just a pair of wires twisted together, known as a twisted...
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    Sounds like a discontinuity on the data bus.

    Sounds like a discontinuity on the data bus.
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    Try here...

    Try here https://schwedenteile.de/p/36637/outer-casing-gear-shift-knob-automatic-transmission-saab-9-5-i-98-10-material-pur-plastic-genuine-part-part-.-4579462.html?lang=en
  19. Thread: Hard Hot-Starts

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    Given that the effort required is the same either...

    Given that the effort required is the same either way I would replace it.
  20. Thread: The oil thread

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    Sticky: As this is sold as a European formulation it is...

    As this is sold as a European formulation it is entirely possible that we in Europe have been using it for some time buy don't have the US formulation to compare it against.
  21. Thread: Hard Hot-Starts

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    Try the crankshaft position sensor.

    Try the crankshaft position sensor.
  22. Thread: Stiff Shifting

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    The engine and gearbox are designed to move...

    The engine and gearbox are designed to move slightly in relation to the body shell, they are after all mounted on a sub-frame, the bushes control and limit the movement. When the bushes wear the...
  23. Thread: Stiff Shifting

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    A couple of other thoughts for you. If the front...

    A couple of other thoughts for you.
    If the front sub-frame bushes are worn the engine and gear box can shift and cause problems with gear changing.
    The gear lever linkage gets worn and causes the...
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    Yes there is a way of testing the rings. Put the...

    Yes there is a way of testing the rings. Put the car on a lift, switch on and then spin each wheel separately, the one with the cracked reluctor should be the one that brings the light on. However, I...
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    Sounds like a wheel speed sensor or the...

    Sounds like a wheel speed sensor or the associated reluctor ring. The reluctor rings crack, being clean is no indication that they aren't cracked. The ring forms a magnetic circuit and the crack...
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