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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2002 Saab 9-3

2002 Saab 9-3

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2002 Saab 9-3 Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.

Engine -- Verified

If the engine will crank but not start, it may be the fuel pump has failed. Diagnosis may find no fuel pressure when attempting to start the engine.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

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

2002 Saab 9-3 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, March 13, 2006

Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH B205/B235 4-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES AND B308 6-CYLINDER GASOLINE ENGINES MAY EXPERIENCE OVERHEATING AND BURNOUT OF THE ISOLATED GATED BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR (IGBT) WITHIN THE IGNITION DISCHARGE MODULE (IDM) DUE TO INCREASED SUSCEPTIBILITY TO ELECTRICAL LOADS.

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Engine, March 14, 2005

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

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Engine, June 13, 2007

Summary: ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE FUEL PUMP RETAINING TABS HOLDING THE FUEL LINES WERE DAMAGED DURING PRODUCTION.

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Suspension & Steering, September 28, 2001

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE TIE ROD END RETAINING NUTS MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY TIGHTENED AT THE FACTORY.

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2002 Saab 9-3 Questions and Answers

aja191, 2002 Saab 9-3, College Park, MD

How much to replace a transmission mount and a rear motor mount.

clentong1, 2002 Saab 9-3, Nashville, TN

without using a screw driver the shift lock will not let me get it out of gear. I have checked the fuse #12 to see if it was blown, it was not

Visitor, 2002 Saab 9-3, Godfrey, IL

at a cost of 1100.00 is ther any way to tell if it is just the plugs? and is this to much?

gque197, 2002 Saab 9-3, 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Cleveland, OH

Saturday, my pulley for my power steering comes off while I was driving. Should I be suspicious of foul play?

yankeeboy, 2002 Saab 9-3, Fort Mill, SC

the bulbs and fuses are ok.

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