1999 Saab 9-3. This setup costs me $36. I bought a $10 elbow and a $23 air filter to complete my intake which is very easily installed by removing the stock air box. I then took off the tube that reroutes the blow off valve allowing you to hear the blow off valve ( might I add its pretty impressive for being a stock blow off.). I then bought a $3 boat plug from Meijers which will plug up the hole where the blow off was routed too. NOTE: THIS IS A MUST TO PLUG UP THIS HOLE! If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Enjoy your cheap and easy way to making your Saab 9-3 sound as if its after market! :)
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
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.
How to Add an AUX Input to a Saab 9-3
This video shows how to add an AUX input jack to a 2003 or newer Saab 9-3.
Before doing this you might want to look in your center armrest and see if
there's one there already. I had one, I just didn't know it. Oh well... I
like the location of this one better anyway. My car is a 2006. I don't know
what year Saab started adding the AUX input in the armrest, but some of the
earlier cars didn't have them.
Anyway, now I have TWO AUX inputs! :-)
If your car is a 2003 through 2005, go here to see how to connect the wires
directly to the pins on the back of the stereo:
Saab 93 EGR Valve cleaning 9-3 2.2 TiD 2003
5 minutes DIY to clean a stuck EGR valve on a Saab 9-3 diesel 2.2 2003,
without remove it. The car was almost dead and had shacky start. Diagnostic
came up with EGR CODES P0400, etc. Amazingly the car regained power and
normal idling back by cleaning and freeing the carbon chocked spring, hook
and the piston shaft with WD40 & Carb cleaner from outside of EGR. For long
lasting repair of course you would need to take the valve out and clean
properly from inside with some sort of cleaner,brush, etc.
Beautiful Swedish car, SAAB 9-5.
I am really into SAAB cars; I own a 2003 9-3 that I am very fond of. I put
together this video, from different clips, for the new Saab 9-5. I think
the new 9-5 is very stylish in design and sporty in performance. I am
seriously considering buying one and when I do I will be sure to make a
video to share how I feel about Saab's great cars
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.