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Saab 9-3 Noise From Water Pump Failure

Saab 9-3 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Engines Affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo

Average Mileage: 131,000 mi (125,000 mi - 137,000 mi)


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.


  • Visitor, , 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 137,000 mi

    diagnosed water pump failure by Steve Elliot (veteran Saab mechanic), replaced with new one.

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