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CV boot/axle issues Aug. 21st, 2007 @ 08:43 pm
rocketdraggin
Hey guys, quick repair question I'm mildly freaking out about >.>

I took my '89 900 in for some maintenance, and while they were working, they noticed the right front rubber boot (I think they called it a CV boot?) was torn open and letting in all sorts of dirt. I was told it'd been that way for awhile and the grease inside became like some sort of sandpaper and was wreaking havoc. They recommended I replace the entire axle.

I'm no car expert, but this doesn't sound cheap, nor did they explain the exact problem very well to me. Anyone happen to know how much repairs like this run, or could clarify the problem a little for me? Any input would be much appreciated!
Current Mood: worriedworried

cat macro and upgrade question. Jul. 12th, 2007 @ 10:19 am
jrnlmnky
What do you guys think of my take on ye ol' "im in ur X Ying ur Z" cat macro? (see icon)

Short Version: I want to install an Aero suspension on my non-turbo '93 9000 CSE with almost 200k miles. Would that be a silly idea?

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mirror troublez Jun. 25th, 2007 @ 11:59 am
dehumidifier
Hello there fellow Saab drivers. Due to an unfortunate run-in with a concrete parking deck pillar, the plastic portion on the back of my passenger side rear-view mirror cracked apart and has fallen off. Does anyone here know of a place on the internet where I might find/order another one? I don't really want to pay whatever the dealer would charge me for this non-essential piece of car.
And also, I have no idea what the official term is for it. Searching for plastic rear-view mirror back thingie isn't getting me very far.

thanks guys!
Current Music: R.E.M.- Crush With Eyeliner

Letter from a Drunken Saab Surgeon May. 11th, 2007 @ 04:10 pm
wsaladc
hi, everyone. hope your saab-grins are still spanning from ear to ear. :)

any gearheads around? i bought a '94 saab ng900 a few months ago, upgraded myself from an 87 camry, and so far it's been a sweet ride (minus the hoses blowing and an alignment issue).

it started leaking(rather, pouring) oil and after some nosing around, it appears to be a bad seal around the oil pan. i'm not steeped in mechanical lore, but i decided the operation was straight-forward enough to tackle myself.

i bought some tools and a gasket for the pan and set to work. i drained the oil. i removed the catalytic converter because it obstructed some bolts. i then torqued out all of the pan bolts except for two that are blocked by this 'H'-shaped chunk of steel that extends under both wheel hubs(part of the suspension, forgive my loss for a proper name). should i really go this far? and here it is that i wonder if i should continue without a paper manual(anybody know of a good mechanical guide for ng900's? bentley is good, i hear, but they appear to stop making guides at 93 models)

if i remove this critical suspension component(not to mention obviously quite a heavy piece, too), which is attached to my wheel hubs in so many ways, can i get everything back in place without noticing that my poor saab has been autopsied?

i guess what i mean to say is, has anyone else here removed their ng900 oil pan? did you have to practically strip the underside of the car to do it? or is there an easier way? can i mess up my suspension if i start yanking out bolts?

i'm considering slapping it all back together, filling up the oil, and admitting defeat by driving it to the auto shop. i couldn't bare the thought of harming this innocent red beast.

RANDOM!! May. 3rd, 2007 @ 09:08 pm
im_not_crawling
The Aero-X concept car was featured on tonight's episode of 'Pimp My Ride' on MTV (America).

At the intro of each episode Xzibit shows up with a "pimp" car....and I guess they chose the concept this week..


Just thought it was kind of random!

May. 3rd, 2007 @ 05:30 pm
synthetics
hullo, i just joined. my name is lauryl and i looooove my saab.


she's a 96' 900 SE with a v6.

I've had her for a little over a year now, and there have been some mechanics that needed to happen. Just recently, in fact, I replaced my alternator =/ She hasn't exactly behaved very well in that aspect, but otherwise I love driving this car! I plan on buying a brand new one once I'm out of college and making some dough.

I also take pride in being one of probably 0 teenagers who drive a Saab in my area. They can drive their generic trans-ams . . . I look damn sexy in my Saaby ;P
Current Music: Metric.

Drammatic understeer.... Apr. 7th, 2007 @ 07:28 pm
diggerlicious
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hDLS57tssQU&mode=related&search=

Hi there! Mar. 11th, 2007 @ 04:27 pm
rocketdraggin
Just joined recently, so I thought we'd say hi.
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Ouch, slightly blurry >.< My baby: '89 900 Turbo. Been a Saab fan ever since I bought her; I adore the quirkiness ^_^ Anyone happen to know how to tell if it's an Aero? The previous owner lost the manual.

Anyways, I bought her for $350, and so far I've replaced the exhaust pipe, muffler, and tailpipe for $170, the radiator for around $300, put in a new batter for $50, and brakes for $100. It's got a weird issue where the car drains the battery, even when it's off, so I have to remove the positive battery cable every time I leave it parked. I know the electrical systems in these cars are known for being buggy, but anyone have any ideas? I'd be much obliged ^_^

So, hi there. Saabrina would wave, but whatever she'd break in doing that, I can't afford to fix.
:-D

Feb. 26th, 2007 @ 10:53 am
bigeyedphish
Does anyone else have problems with the gas lines freezing during the winter? It has happened 3 times in the past 2 weeks. I've never had this problem with any other car I've owned (they were all Toyotas). It's getting incredibly frustrating, especially since this is the only problem I've had with it so far (98 900 S).

SID Jan. 16th, 2007 @ 10:45 am
im_not_crawling
Does any one know anything about the System Information Display on a 1999 9-3?

A lot of the little "lights" are out...and I'm wondering whether its a fuse, or if I need to replace the whole thing, or what can be done to fix it.

Anyone?
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» Saab 9-3
I just bought a 2006 Saab 9-3 2.0T today and I am loving it! I would like to know if there are any problems that you know of that are associated with this car. Any hints or tips on how to keep it in great shape? I have never had a Saab and am very excited.
» CNET.com editor James Kim, family missing...



Many of you might be familiar with James Kim, well-known within the tech/gadget community. He and his family are missing during their holiday road trip coming from Seattle, and were supposed to return to their home in SF this week. They were traveling in a silver 2005 Saab 9-2x, CA personalized license plate # "DOESF", and were last heard from in Portland, OR on Nov. 25th.

Any Oregonians, PNW'ers in the region who might've know the wereabouts of Kim's family, contact the local authorities.

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» Odd Question
So, my '94 Saab 900s has transmission problems. I don't want to fix them and I don't want the car anymore. I don't want a lot for the car (~ $1k) but having put new brakes in as well as a new fuel pump this summer, as well as having a lot of work done over the last three years, I don't want to throw it away.

Instead of just junking the car, I was wondering in anyone knows of any place that will buy vehicles that need some work, but are otherwise basically sound. I know I could donate the car, which is an option, but I would rather get something other than a tax deduction.

Anyone have any ideas about this in the Greater Albany, New York, United States area?

Thanks!
» Sound and fury
Looking for someone both audio savvy and familiar with the 99 9-3SE to provide customization suggestions.
» (No Subject)
This is a long shot, but does anyone know of a good Saab mechanic in Southeastern New Hampshire?

Also, I need a copy made of my key and I was told the only place I can have it done is at a dealership. Any idea how much this will cost me?

Thanks.
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