Oil commonly leaks from the valve cover gasket requiring replacement of the gasket. Oil will be visible at the top of the engine and possibly in the center area around the spark plugs.
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1996 Saab 9000
1996 Saab 9000 Problems
The head gasket can fail causing the coolant and oil to mix in the engine, and external leaks. 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.
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.
Oil can leak from the oil pump cover seal. Oil will be visible at the bottom and left side of the engine, behind the crankshaft pulley. The seal will need to be replaced.
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The direct ignition cassette can fail causing the engine to die while driving, and/or it will crank but start. Diagnosis may also discover trouble codes for random misfires.
1996 Saab 9000 Questions and Answers
I just bought a used saab 9000 cse with 110,000 miles on it automatic turbo & every night the brand new battery dies & it starts after we jump start it . What could be causing it?
My battery keeps getting drained from my lights & when i start the car the headlights, taillights & the wipers on the headlights. What could be causing this?
I need serpentine belt routing for 1996 9000 Turbo. THANKS
Price to replace reservoir, upper & return hoses on power steering