More Problems With the 2000 Saab 9-3 (Smoking, Test Drive, etc.)
Well many of you have seen all the other videos on this car and seen that we replaced the turbo in it a little while ago. After sitting for an extended period and battling to get it started with a dead battery, when I took it for a drive it started smoking, more and more. Today, 1 day later after I drove it, we started it up and no smoke was to be found. Weird, we'll have to check it out more to make sure everything is right with it. but like I said, today, everything was totally fine so idk if the oil/gas mixture got screwed up or something from sitting so long with little to no gas in it (had to fill it up before the drive) or what. We shall see I guess! Let me know what you guys think!
Blown Head Gasket Saab 9-3?! Start Up With LOTS of Smoke
Well a lot of you probably remember the 2000 Saab 9-3 Hatch back that we had at the dealership a couple of months ago. Well something happened to the engine to where it just billows an un natural amount of pure white smoke! They brought it back so we can get it fixed for them. In this video I try and assess what's going on and see if you all have any suggestions on what it could be before we send it to the shop. Dad also pulls it around and sees for him self. we're thinking it's a head gasket and maybe a motor mount or a tranny mount. Post below what you guys think it is and I'll let you all know when we find out. You will see what I mean and how bad this thing is haha, enjoy!
October 2010 Dealership Start Ups, Tours, and Updates Part 1 of 3
Here's the link to the website http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/inview/index.jsp?dealership_view_name=carconnectionnc&sort_type=make_modelASC&dealer_id=100034576&address=27320
Well long time due I have a dealership start up series so here you all go! It'll be a several part series at my dad's dealership car connections, Inc. In this segment I check out the 2001 Jeep Wrangler Sport, 2006 BMW X5, 2004 Infiniti FX35, the 2000 Saab 9-3 which needed jumping off, a repo 2000 buick century, and a 2007 Nissan Quest 3.5 S. Enjoy everyone!
2000 Saab 9-3 2.0 Turbo Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
In this video I give a full in depth review and tour on a 2000 Saab 9-3 hatchback. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine, start it up, and give a short drive and the details of it. A through review of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
Cold Start 2000 Saab 9-3 2.0T Hatchback
This car has actually sold I believe, a little bit after making this video. I've had a lot of you all wanting me to do some more cold starts so I figured I'd make a bunch of short videos and put them up this weekend so you can see some of the stuff still at the dealership. Think of this as dealership cold starts just separately because I wanted each vehicle to have a few min instead of blaze through them real fast. This is the 2000 Saab 9-3 hatchback with the 2.0T engine. I do a quick cold start after a snow/ice storm that left thousands of people without power in the NC piedmont triad (we lost power too lol, which was why I was at the dealership) I also show the engine and the car's weatherband function. Enjoy!
The mystery of the Saab headlamp switch
Here's reason #1 why Saabs are known to be "quirky"... The headlamp switch is not typical. In this video I explain the "modes" that control the sophisticated lighting system in a 2007 Saab 9-3. I demonstrate how to use these functions: flash-to-pass, follow-me-home, and remote control.
Euro NCAP | Saab 9-3 | 2000 | Crash test
http://www.euroncap.com/tests/saab_9_3_2000/78.aspx Frontal Impact takes place at 64 Km/h, 40% of the width of the car striking a deformable barrier. In the side impact, a mobile deformable barrier impacts the driver's door at 50 km/h. In the pole test, the car tested is propelled sideways at 29km/h into a rigid pole.
1999 Saab 9-3 - Acceleration Problems
My saab started stalling (the engine acts as if it stops running, and then starts running again). This causes the rpms to fluctuate (sometimes going down 1500 rpm before coming back up). However, if I let the engine idle, there is no stalling. The longer I drive it, the worse it gets, until it stalls when slight pressure is applied to the accellerator. When I turn off the car and start it back up, it runs normal for a little bit. This problem has been getting progressively worse and now the car isn't driveable.
Also, when the accelerator is pressed hard from idle, there is a dip in the rpms. However, when in park I can raise the rpms to any level and it will stay there without fluctuating.
The computer is throwing the code P0108, the map sensor is showing higher pressure than expected. I have replaced the map sensor and all vacuum lines connected to the throttle body (they were in bad shape). After doing both of the above, the car seemed to work fine, then 30 miles down the road it was back to the same problem. After this I started throwing parts at it, and replaced the fuel filter, the fuel pressure regulator, and the spark plugs, I also cleaned out the throttle body. These had no effect. Just now, I used a baby snot bulb connected to turbo bypass valve to test for leaks, but it didn't seem to be losing vacuum.