2002 Saab 9-3 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Saab 9-3
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2002 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.
2002 Saab 9-3 QuestionsWhy does the batty die. I have replaced the battery and after putting in the car starts and if left in the car overnight in the morning the battery is dead. What is causing this problem? (1 answer)
I have bought 3 new batteries since I purchased the car 1 month ago.
Misfire code P1213 showing.
have tried several different direct ignition modules. problem still exists. Replaced crank position sensor, and coolant temp sensor. any ideas???