1998 Saab 900 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Saab 900

1998 Saab 900 Problems

Oil Leaks from the Valve Cover Gasket

Oil commonly leaks from the valve cover gasket requiring replacement of the gasket. Oil will be visible at the top of the engine and possibly in the center area around the spark plugs.

Oil Leaks From the Distributor O-Ring

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.

Oil Leaks from the Oil Pump Cover Seal

Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and rear of the engine. The seal will need to be replaced.

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1998 Saab 900 Questions

Just replaced my power steering pump but I still have no power steering (1 answer)

the engine stalls out for no reason (2 answers)

recently purchased the car knowin id have to put alittle back into it, however this was unexpected. it starts up fine idles fine, but when you turn the ac on it stalls out, when you put it in gear it stalls out, you can drive it but it randomly stalls. it is automatic so it not operator error. wh...

cold air when hot (1 answer)

cold air comming out when heat is on

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1998 Saab 900 Recalls

Recall 01V222000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. STATIC ELECTRICITY CAN BUILD UP WITHIN THE PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG MODULE AND CREATE ENOUGH OF A CHARGE TO CAUSE AN INADVERTENT AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT. MOST OF THESE INADVERTENT DEPLOYMENTS HAVE OCCURRED IN COOLER, DRY WEATHER, AND HAVE GENERALLY INCLUDED D...
Recall 98V139000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."
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."

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1998 Saab 900 Reviews

I have had the car for 4.5 years now and I do love it. I have had electrical problems with the car from the time I got it though. Initially the dome light would come on randomly while I drove and the lights would go out randomly as well. Those were fixed right away as it was covered under the 30 day warranty I had. Over the past few months though the cars dashboard instruments like to tur...

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