If the engine will crank but not start, it may be the fuel pump has failed. Diagnosis may find no fuel pressure when attempting to start the engine.
Saab 9-3 Problem Reports
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Snapping or popping noise heard from the steering shaft usually means the steering shaft joints need to be removed and re-installed using thread locking compound on bolts.
Our technicians report failures of various components in the audio system. Speaker, control unit, and steering wheel button failures are all possible.
The exhaust center muffler can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from under the center of the vehicle.
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.