So obviously I luv this car! I have the 5-speed manual and it is a blast to drive. Very comfortable to drive in. It is actually easier to rebuild it than it is to remove it and put it back on. Ventilated sport seats are now optional on the Aero, while electronic stability control is now standard on all models. January 2019 - 152,000 miles and still loving it. I will be rebuilding the turbo either way, but I would rather not replace the block in picture 1 if that's not the sourse of my problem.
I will be making a new thread for another issue that has arisen after fixing this issue. Back seats are also heated. Headlights and dimmer switch are quirky, stereo is awesome, seats are awesome. Pictures: 1 Oil Pressure Block? After removing the turbo intake I took a look inside the turbo. Also, the cargo room is very impressive! Best Buy for the money ever! I got this gem cheap. I have been left on multiple occasions without a vehicle for days at a time waiting for the parts to come in.
Finding replacement windshield wipers for the front and back are impossible to find, as the connectors are vastly different from the normal ones on the market today. Worth next to nothing as a trade but worth thousands to me. If anyone finding this thread through Google or Bing see's this, take the time to rebuild the turbo. Your better of with a Toyota. Car handles well in the snow has that ump -pick-up-and-go- feel and drive.
After 13 and a half years I still look forward to driving this great car. I have the automatic transmission, and this car flys down the road!! It is a great, safe road car that eats up the miles in comfort. If you are looking for a reliable car with as little maintenance as possible this is not the car for you. Sometimes it is a couple times a minute, sometimes it's a constant surging and stalling, sometimes everything is smooth as silk. The coolant problem may be exclusive to the leaking thermostat housing that I am also replacing, but I cannot be sure. The interior even though its old looks well done and seems to wear very little.
I suggest finessing the gears rather than jamming them like a Corvette. There has been increased oil consumption, and coolant burn. I would love to keep this car, but as I am a college student, I simply cannot afford to keep up with the repair costs. Its ability to carry enormous loads is so surprising as many people think of Saab as a small car. If satisfactory to you, buy and prepare to enjoy yourself in a very good car. This problem seems to be most prevalent under idle, while in gear at a stop. Still going strong as our second car.
Steer clear of this vehicle. Provided you have the tools and ability to remove it and put it back on. My first saab is no sob! The parts typically have to be shipped in from other states I'm from Minnesota since Saab stopped production in 2010. This seems to have solved all of the problems related to the idling and running of the engine. That is what my intake side of the turbo looks now. All five-speed automatic-equipped models now have the Sentronic manual-shift feature with steering wheel-mounted controls.
It is like new, except the couple discolorations from the length of time that the sludge had built up. In 2015 to get 2003 with this reliable didn't think it was possible at the price i bought it. Now, what I need to know is. What happens is the rpms and boost both surge randomly. I get excellent gas mileage about 28 on the highway. It will actually only take about 30min, including cleaning. Replaced a couple of tires and the others need new shoes, too.
Part 90 490 560 2 Turbo intake manifold top port air 3 Turbo intake manifold port 2 4 Turbo intake manifold port 3 oil 5 Turbo intake manifold bottom turbo 6 Turbo from exposed intake side 7 End of pipe coming from block pic 1 Closing this out, as I have rebuilt the turbo and cleaned out the oil pressure control valve. The chipped key doesn't always work, so I am not able to lock the car some days, but it typically starts to work about 30 minutes after the ordeal begins. . I have recently been having an issue with rpm consistency. If Saab was still in production today, I would probably keep the car, but the expenses are far too great for me to keep the car. Edmunds Summary Review of the 2003 Saab 9-5 Arc 3. Just make sure to keep track of where everything inside the turbo goes and don't miss any of the small pieces.
The Turbo is taking on oil from outside. If you are taking this to a shop, ask about having them remove it for you and putting the car aside for a few hours while you rebuild the turbo yourself. The only better seats would be in a Volvo but these provide great support. Living in New England provides a great variety of road conditions that are easily met by this Saab. The heating element in the front driver seat eventually burnt through the seat while I was using it, so I cannot use it anymore unless I want to burn my leg.
Now onto the good things. The wagon version, however, with its seductive style and superior functionality comes across much better. The rear right suspension started leaking hydraulic fluid horribly as soon as I got it after putting it up on a lift to get new tires. The front seats are very high quality and are very supportive and hug you in. On the exterior, there is a very sleek and modern design Black that looks fantastic! Bought this Saab new in Sept. Also, can someone help confirm my thought about the oil coming in before the turbo? The front right headlight flickers a lot due to a faulty connection.