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.
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1995 Saab 9000
1995 Saab 9000 Problems
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.
The water pump can fail causing noise on the left side of the engine and overheating. Other symptoms include coolant loss and leakage at the front/left area of the engine.
Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and left side of the engine, behind the crankshaft pulley. The seal will need to be replaced.
The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but start. Diagnosis may also discover trouble codes for random misfires.
1995 Saab 9000 Questions and Answers
I have to crank engine 15 to 20 seconds (not always) especially after a long period parked before engine starts.
occasionally takes 8 to 15 seconds of cranking before engins starts. Installed new battery 3 weeks ago. This"fault" started over a year ago, it doesen't happen very often.
Engine starts after cranking for approx. 10 to 15 seconds.
This happsens only infrequently. After starting, engine runs normally (very smooth). Is this a fuel problem, or related?
There is a cylic raddling noise when the car is put in gear. I have isolated it to the driver side transaxle. I have a full replacement assembly. What do I look for when removing the old and replac...
Trying to change the thermostat, the 12mm housing bolt stripped so I can't remove the bolt with a 12mm rachet