Saab 9-3 Problem Report
Saab 9-3 Excessive Exhaust Noise From Flex Pipe Failure
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 - Visitor
Flex pipe completely apart from lower exhaust. Wire mesh is almost completely gone with a few visible holes. I tried cutting the flex pipe to get to a good ring on the coils and sealing it with some "exhaust repair" stuff and it didn't work because it FLEXES. Major pain in the behind. Still not fixed. Just looking into getting the darn thing replaced. ITS BETTER TO GET IT REPLACED THAN TO TRY AND DO THE LITTLE THINGS TO MAKE IT GO AWAY! #SAABProblems - Visitor
RockAuto online $68.79 1999 Saab 9-3 SE Convertible Direct fit replacement - mrlonnybrooks1
Mesh cover on flex pipe all but rusted completely away leaving just the coiled tubing showing, allowing visible exhaust to escape from the area. - cahajh
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. - Visitor
excessive noise even after replacing the muffler, replaced flex pipe 1 year later, quieter. - VAinWI
I had to replace mine this year. Ugh - magnolia8
Flex pipe rusted. Excessive noise ebb idle and acceleration. - Visitor
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how much to have the flex pipe repaired
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