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Saab 9-3 AC Compressor Fails to Engage or Disengage

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Average Mileage: 127,050 mi (74,000 mi - 203,305 mi)


The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.

  • Visitor, , 203,305 mi

    ac run but blows hot air

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  •  Rookie

    AC works more off hen on.
    It didn't work x 1 year (only one evening it turned on over that time), then worked for 2 years, followed by another 1 1/2 years of not working and 2 months working again and currently not working.
    These cycles occur without intervention (quote is around $1000 for new a/c, no other options provided for repair).
    When the air conditioning fails, the air circulation is failing as well.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    ac comes on once in a while and blows cold but doesn't work often

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  • Judysue, , 120,000 mi

    When I turn on the airconditioning the motor comes on, but only blows warm air

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