Noise and Overheating Due to Water Pump Failure on Saab 9-3

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.

 

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Average mileage: 131,000 (125,000–137,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
11 people reported this problem
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1999 Saab 9-3 - 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo 137,000 mi,
diagnosed water pump failure by Steve Elliot (veteran Saab mechanic), replaced with new one.