Saab 9-5 Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Saab 9-5
- Car starts normal. But after the vehicle gets up to operating temperature it begins to miss and buck when I accelerate, especially when going up hill - runs normal when the vehicle levels out and cruises. Not showing any codes.
- I noticed under the car some pieces of rust coming off the muffler....
- Transmission Fluid Specification
- do i need Welding machine to replace the pipe?
- I would like to know what cause oil to spit out of oil dip stick
Saab 9-5 Problems
The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but not start. The engine may also have a rough idle and run roughly. Diagnosis may discover trouble codes for random misfires.
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.
If the HID head lights are flickering or have failed, it may be caused by the window washer fluid leaking onto the HID modules. The washer fluid check valve for the head light washers develops the leak and drips onto the modules mounted under the head light assemblies.
Saab 9-5 Questions
Just replaced crankshaft position sensor.
Is rust bad on the muffler? The car still sounds normal and everything. And it is not entirely rusted but there is some spos where leaf sized pieces of rust are hanging off. What should I do? How will i tell if i need a new muffler?
Saab 9-5 Recalls
Saab 9-5 Reviews
Bought 1999 Saab 9-5SE used in 2000. Car was great for the first 3 years or so and then really started having various engine and electrical problems. Only had a little over 60,000 miles on it when I finally said enough is enough as the car had quit starting on a regular basis and I just spent $2,000 on repairs about 6 months earlier. Fun to drive but hard on the pocketbook.
2001 Saab 9-5 Aero I've just purchased this car, knowing it had some maintenance issues. At this point, they are more expensive than I'd anticipated (mainly due to getting ripped off by a shop I believe.) Still, with the repairs and initial cost of the vehicle, I'm under blue book. This car is a blast to drive. I'm coming from a 1999 Saab 9-3 SE. This has the larger 2.3T engine that the Vigg...
Let me start by saying that just before I picked up this car, many of my concerned friends warned me to stay away from such a potential "problem." I heard all about someone they knew who owned one that (fill in the problem/s here)and cost them (fill in amount here) Thank GOD I didn't listen to them! This car has been nothing short of a fun, solid and most importantly,a reliable car for me! ...