1999 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Saab 9-3
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1999 Saab 9-3 ProblemsExtended Cranking to Start Engine
The fuel pump check valve may have failed if the engine requires more cranking before it starts. The check valve is a one way valve that maintains the pressure in the fuel lines so the engine is easier to start after it has sat a while.
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.
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.
1999 Saab 9-3 Questionswhat would cause a humming noise and steering wheel to shimmy at any speed? (2 answers)
Noise sounds like Wha Wha Wha...
tried manual advice pressing choices on key fob
I've replaced ball joints CV axcels brakes sway bar links its driving me crazy