1999 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saab 9-3
1999 Saab 9-3 Problems
The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.
2.0L engines may become low on engine coolant with no cause found for the coolant loss. Our technicians tell us than in some cases the engine block may require replacement due to porosity.
The idler pulley for the serpentine belt can fail causing noise from the belt area. Our technicians report the pulley has been known to fail completely which can cause the belt to break or be thrown off.
1999 Saab 9-3 Questions
i pushed in the clutch an it went all the way to the floor but will still go into all gears but will not move just need to know what it might be n how much to fix it............... william
Car idled OK for some time when I drove it engine overheated instantly
is this normal?..All pulleys seem to be rotating however the belt heats up to the point where you can't touch it for more than a second..How do I test the other pulley's to insure they are functioning properly?..I'm thinking there maybe a problem with another pulley which caused the i...
1999 Saab 9-3 Recalls
1999 Saab 9-3 Reviews
This is the car I always wanted. Bought it in 2008 for $5,800, it had 88,000 miles on it. I knew I'd need to do repairs right away, and this was true: convertible top hydraulics needed replacing, that was $1,500 off the bat. The car has failed on me a few times and it's as distressing and expensive as you might expect. But by googling and researching I find that everything that's gone wrong wit...
I purchased my Saab in February of 2014. I love it !! I named her "Spunky", because she is that and alot more. So far I've has to put front tires on her, and now an alternator bracket/pulley/belt. She has been well cared for and being a Michigan car her body has only just afew small rust spots on her. Her mileage was 129,728 when I purchased her. I Love my Saab !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
While this was a fun convertible to drive, I'm sure glad I leased the car and was able to walk away after 3 years. Forget about talking on the cellphone (yes, when the top was closed), it was an incredibly noisy ride. The car did not handle well either.