Head Gasket Failure on Saab 9-3

The head gasket can fail causing the coolant and oil to mix in the engine, and external oil leaks around the cylinder head and block. 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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 119,693 (75,200–191,654)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
4 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
11 people reported this problem
6 people shared problem details
1999 Saab 9-3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo139,500
Noticed oil leak on garage floor. Fill coolant light also was coming on often. My oil change guy said there was water mixing with oil.
1999 Saab 9-3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo75,200
Currently investigating to find out if head gasket is the issue or a cracked head.
1999 Saab 9-3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo130,000
oil mixing in with collant. Collant resivor not holding pressure and leaking out. Have not fixed yet, assuming new head gasket or junk.
2000 Saab 9-3- 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo99,000
White simple coming from car tailpipe and from understand the hood
2001 Saab 9-3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo86,500
Head gasket leak leaving fluid on the driveway--passenger side of the engine. Whitish smoke from exhaust pipe at startup. Head gasket repairs = $1200.
1999 Saab 9-3- 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo191,654
Blown headgasket change headgaket
Related Items:
The head gasket may leak oil externally. The oil will be visible around the cylinder head and b...
Top hose to radiator overflow reservoir broke off and over heated in the red for maybe 3 secon...
I received an error message on my SID stating Left Low DIpped Beam Failure. So I replaced the b...
A high or low beam failure may be indicated on the instrument panel display even though the lam...
The water pump can fail causing noise on the left side of the engine and overheating. Other sym...

Related Content