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2002 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saab 9-3

2002 Saab 9-3 Problems

A knocking noise while turning and/or a banging noise when driving on rough roads may develop in the front suspension. This type of noise is commonly caused by a front strut thrust bearing damaged due to water intrusion. Our technicians tell us revised thrust bearings are available to correct this concern.

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.

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2002 Saab 9-3 Questions

The next morn the emerg flashers were going,no horn due to removed fuse, ended up having to disconnect battery cable to stop it. So obviously it is not driveable cant reconn battery or continues to go off . Please help.....

went and had the them check codes and they showed tat it was nothing wrong. Went home and took battery cables off ligt went off but when I drive te check engine light come on drive past 55 and the light blinks. do not know what do Please help.

MY antenna does not go down, stays up all the time. Was told it could not be repaired, needed to be completely replaced.

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2002 Saab 9-3 Recalls

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

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