1997 Saab 9000 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Saab 9000

1997 Saab 9000 Problems

Oil Leaks from the Oil Pan Gasket

Oil commonly leaks from the oil pan gasket requiring replacement of the gasket. Oil drops may be seen on the ground if the vehicle is parked over night.

Coolant Leakage between the Cylinder Heads

Coolant leakage between the cylinder heads can be caused by failure of the oil cooler cover seal. Mixing of oil and coolant is possible and would be seen in the coolant expansion tank.

Difficulty Shifting into Third Gear

If it is difficult shifting into third gear, the third gear synchronizer and gear are subject to wear.

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1997 Saab 9000 Recalls

Recall 98V139000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE AIR BAG ALERT LABEL ON THE DRIVER SIDE VISOR WAS OMITTED. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION."

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