Saab 9-3 Problem Report

Saab 9-3 Excessive Exhaust Noise From Flex Pipe Failure

(27 reports)

The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.

hole in flex pipe . missing clamp also -
RockAuto online $68.79 1999 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Direct fit replacement -
Mesh cover on flex pipe all but rusted completely away leaving just the coiled tubing showing, allowing visible exhaust to escape from the area. -
flex section leaking and causing excessive noise. Likely going to replace that section of pipe. was hoping to find a lower cost, faster solution... no luck yet. -
excessive noise even after replacing the muffler, replaced flex pipe 1 year later, quieter. -
I had to replace mine this year. Ugh -
Flex pipe rusted. Excessive noise ebb idle and acceleration. -
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