1996 Saab 900 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Saab 900

1996 Saab 900 Problems

Lack of Boost or Over Boost Condition Due to APC Solenoid Failure

The APC Solenoid, also known as the boost pressure control solenoid, can fail creating an over-boost condition or a lack of boost from the turbocharger. This may be felt in an abrupt loss of acceleration under heavy load (climbing a hill, or quick acceleration).

Poor, or No Cooling from the Air Condioning due to Expansion Valve Failure

The air conditioning expansion valve can fail causing poor, or no cooling from the AC system.

Poor Cooling from the Air Conditioning and Loss of Refrigerant

The AC evaporator can leak causing poor cooling of the air conditioning. The loss of refrigerant may be hard to diagnose.

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1996 Saab 900 Questions

Do I have a d.r.n. Does my Saab have a den on the radio (1 answer)

Resetting code

Why does my heater and AC SO SLOW I HAVE A 96 900 SE TURBO AUTOMATIC (1 answer)

p0302 code, cylinder 2 misfiring,run rough, cleaned IAC, AND TB,worked ok 2 mile (1 answer)

it worked perfect for 2 miles the i stoped at the store, then it was back to rough after i stopped the car, i feel like i was suppose to drive more so the car readjust to the clean IAC? anyone experience that? i have to cancel anything that will not make it work so good, what is that, i guess i ...

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1996 Saab 900 Recalls

Recall 98V038000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR PROPERLY AIMING THE HEADLIGHTING SYSTEM WERE OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."
Recall 97V046000
CORROSION AROUND THE ZINC-COATED THROTTLE CONTROL LEVER BUSHING CAN CAUSE THE THROTTLE LEVER TO BIND.
Recall 96V077000
DURING STATIC TESTING OF BELT ANCHORAGE POINTS, THE OUTBOARD ATTACHMENT PLATE BEING USED IN THE TESTING DEFORMED AND DETACHED FROM THE SEAT ANCHORAGE. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES" AND NO. 210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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1996 Saab 900 Reviews

I love the way this car handles. I bought the car in 2009 with 137,000 miles on it and it still runs very well. The turbo is divine. I am now a convert and willing to purchase another 1996 Saab for my mother-in-law who is equally happy with the car.

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