1997 Saab 900 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saab 900
- Need for ODB2 System "Drive Cycle"?
- Can anyone tell me how to fix a leak in my air con unit without to much hassle
- Why does Check engine light keep coming back?
- a small plastic part of the passenger side door latch claw broke off.Cost to rep
- AC is not cooling. Added freon twice. Mechanic says there are no leaks.
1997 Saab 900 Problems
Oil commonly leaks from the distributor o-ring requiring replacement of the o-ring. Oil will be visible on the front of the engine near the distributor.
The head gasket can fail causing the coolant and oil to mix in the engine, and external leaks. Symptoms can include overheating, white smoke from the tailpipe at start-up or acceleration, and the visible presence of oil in the coolant expansion tank.
1997 Saab 900 Questions
It had a leak when I got it and I've no idea where to start looking
Recently I had my car undergo a "smoke test" prior to repairing whatever was causing my check engine light to come on, 2 months before emmissions test due. They found my purge valve was damaged, so I replaced it. When I returned to mechanic, they cleared my check-engine light for free. ...
Vehicle sat one year. Started up first time after replacing all fluids and filters. Uses no oil. Has 180,000 miles. Gets 32 miles to the gallon. Spark plugs pulled. Look fine. Compression tested reported with in specs. Cant find the source of the check engine light after resetting usually...
1997 Saab 900 Recalls
1997 Saab 900 Reviews
good teenagers car
I've owned this car since 2002 and have had nothing but problems with it. Let me just give you an idea: i've replaced the clutch cable THREE times, replaced the entire exhaust system (twice for some parts), gone through two clutches... amonst other problems. BUYER BEWARE! I will never buy a saab again after being a lifetime owner until this car.