Noise and Overheating Due to Water Pump Failure on Saab 9-3

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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.


Problem Data
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Average mileage: 131,000 (125,000–137,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
5 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2003
11 people reported this problem
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diagnosed water pump failure by Steve Elliot (veteran Saab mechanic), replaced with new one.