20 Most Recent 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen - Page 6 Questions & Answers

wiring problems, Some wire connect parts was over heated and caused short, big headache.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jul 02, 2008

There is a manual release behind the rear seat on the passenger side. Pulling it releases the tonneau motor plate away from the gears, allowing top to be raised and lowered manually.Once this release is used, the back bottom edge of the top will never seat against the tonneau again until the top is repaired.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Jun 27, 2019

receiver is hidden away inside the dashboard. it could be the fob is weak or you have something interfering with the fob signals, even a fob going faulty can interfere with its own signal, if you have a spare fob try the difference with that one. if you don't have a spare its best to get one as it may come in handy, it will need programing to the vehicle but it will take up 6 fobs.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Feb 07, 2018

Doesn´t seems like a mechanical failure. Check wiring and connectors related to the tranny.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Dec 17, 2017

no pressure in pump ,similar to old one ?? pump from scrap yard ?? say no more thats why the other car was in the scrap yard .have one of them reconditioned or junk the car

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Aug 14, 2017

Not easy. Are all the key fobs giving you the same problem?

If so, they are not be recognized by the Immobilizer. Either need to be paired again (GM dealers have the tool but charge a lot, shop around) or you need new immobilizer and paired key fobs.


Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Apr 07, 2017

If I could get wine from my Saab engine I would keep it forever !!

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Jun 03, 2016

What's wrong with it?

1. Wires connecting to it? Splice or solder them.

2. Connector smashed or other physical (not electrical) problem? Get a used one off a junker (virtually any model) and splice/solder your car's wires to corresponding terminals on the new OBD connector.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Jun 03, 2016

Blue smoke when starting means valve seals are leaking

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Feb 16, 2016

The classic cause of this is a head gasket leak to the coolant jacket, which will cause quick overheating.

You may see white bubbles in the coolant like dry ice, if you start the car from cold, allow the temp gauge needle to just move off the stop, then remove the radiator cap by grasping it through a large towel spread wide on top. Look then down the radiator neck while the engine runs and warms up.

There is a simple test for combustion gases in the coolant, which your local mechanic can do.


Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Dec 06, 2015

p0420=catalyst system efficiency below threshold.p1334=poor combustion cylinders 3&4. Points to DI cassette.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Nov 03, 2015


How to change a broken electric ariel on a saab

my electric Ariel stopped working and I was quoted £87 to replace it I bought a replacement on ebay for £13 its a simple fix just undo the Ariel nut on top of the car rear wing get someone to sit in car and push radio button old ariel starts to come out simple assist it until it has completely come away from car put new lead into hole then get person in car to switch of radio and feel the ariel start to be pulled back into place be carful to keep it straight as it enters then replace locking nut total time less than 5 mins cost £13 plus one person to assist easy fix

on May 07, 2015 | Saab 9 Cars & Trucks

look for your owners manual. and next time try to have a question that makes sense. i can tell you plenty of places where coolant is but your question is so simple. there is no reason for it.

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Jan 20, 2015

Vijay, Number one: does it start with a jump? If so, then have the battery load tested. if it is good, look to replacing the starter.
If the battery is good after a recharge, and the load test is good, but it goes flat when parked- usually overnight- then it is the starter too.
Other than that, we get into open circuits, broken switches, etc. LOTSA troubleshooting on thise. Do the basics first, though. Usually you are golden with that. Let us know what your outcome is,

Saab 9 Cars &... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015

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