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1999 Saab 9-3 Problems

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Most Common 1999 Saab 9-3 Problems

2.0L engines may become low on engine coolant with no cause found for the coolant loss. Our technicians tell us than in some cases the engine block may require replacement due to porosity.
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.
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.
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0 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Brakes Problems

0 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Drive Train Problems

1 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Electrical & Lights Problem

If the battery "goes dead" after sitting for several hours, but only when key is left in the ignition, in the "off/lock" position. The problem may be with the stereo amplifier staying on. Our techn...

13 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Engine Problems

2.0L engines may become low on engine coolant with no cause found for the coolant loss. Our technicians tell us than in some cases the engine block may require replacement due to porosity.
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.
Oil leaks from the timing cover, valve cover, and/or rear main seal may be due to excessive crankcase pressure. An updated PCV (Positive Crankcase Ventilation) kit was released to fix this concern.

1 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

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.

4 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The thermo contact in the AC compressor can fail, which means the compressor may fail to engage or disengage.
The air blend system in the heating, ventilation and AC (HVAC) system can have problems, which can cause the AC controls to be stiff, or a lack of HVAC control.
The AC evaporator can leak causing poor cooling of the air conditioning. The loss of refrigerant may be hard to diagnose.

0 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Maintenance Problems

0 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Miscellaneous Problems

0 Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Suspension & Steering Problems

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Known 1999 Saab 9-3 Problems & Complaints

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.
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 battery "goes dead" after sitting for several hours, but only when key is left in the ignition, in the "off/lock" position. The problem may be with the stereo amplifier staying on. Our techn...
The exhaust center muffler can fail causing excessive exhaust noise from under the center of the vehicle.
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