Noise and Overheating Due to Water Pump Failure on Saab 9000

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: 157,000 (157,000–157,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
9 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
11 people reported this problem
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1996 Saab 9000 - 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo 157,000 mi,
The wheel and belt started making noise about the same time the lower radiator hose busted. Still looking into getting it fixed.