2005 Saab 9-5 Q&A
2005 Saab 9-5 Question: Timing Belt or Chain ?
It looks like all the 9-5 SAABs have timing chains, which take about 11 hours to do, the engine has to come out of the car to gain access. If you change your oil every 3000 the chain can last for the life of the car, if you wait on the oil changes then the chains can go in less than 100k. I know the factory manual says wait until 5000 or even 10,000 miles before and oil change, but ask your self this question, did the chemistry of oil really change that much in the last say 10 years? I think not. I use Mobil 1 fully synthetic and replace the oil and filter every 3500-4000 miles and I only have a 4 cylinder Camry, which is a pretty pedestrian car. http://repairpal.com/directory?address=48854&car_brand_names=Saab - dandd
rattling just put a new idler pulley on a little over a year might have 100 miles on it and sat for a year started up first try with loud squealing coming from front of the motor sounds like when t...
Timing chain checked and tensioner replaced. Oil pan pulled and found clean. O ring gasket replaced on oil pickup tube. Serpenten belt removed and noise persists. Oil pressure ok. Car has 36000 mi....