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2001 Saab 9-3 Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2001 Saab 9-3 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

Coolant loss may be caused by leakage around the thermostat. Leakage will be visible around the thermostat at the right, rear area of the cylinder head.

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.

 

The exhaust flex pipe can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from the front/center area of the vehicle. The flex pipe is a flexible joint in the exhaust that allows for engine movement.

The exhaust center muffler can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from under the center of the vehicle.