20 Most Recent 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Questions & Answers

turbo model? blown head gasket would be my guess, hard to start cold?

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

if the engine is still running without noises , stop worrying
the turbo could have died in which case have it replaced
yes the fault codes may reveal the area of the fault but if it is a mechanical failure , it may not show up
engine lights report on engine AND transmission faults so the indicated problem may be electronic related to the transmission controls

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Apr 15, 2017

A car I owned the left rear window did that. I could pull it up by taking a hold of it while another person held the switch. They told me the problem was the track was made out of plastic and it had broken. They had to replace the track. Yes it was expensive to repair but is ok now.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Mar 10, 2017

Here is what I could find on it:

Random Misfire Detected. Catalyst Damaging.

Chances are that the Saab Ignition cassette is failing. You can find them on ebay, I recommend a new one since it is a common failure. Best to put new plugs in it while you are at it.

Easy to change, you just need a T-30 Torx (4 small bolts)
and one electrical connector on top of the engine. Oh and a good spark plug wrench.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jul 16, 2014

I see no one else has posted an answer for you here yet so I will take a stab at it for you. The P1300 codes I am familiar with on the Saab's are P1334 and P1312 which almost always means the ignition cassette is failing. Most of the time the car will still run good, at least at first anyway getting worse over time. They are not cheap, ebay has the lowest prices and most availability that I know of. They are very easy to replace, just one electrical connector and four large torx screws right on top of the engine. If you have a black one replace it with black, red with red. To be absolutely sure you get the right one it's best to match part numbers. That being said most of the ones I have used have been interchangeable as long as they are the same color & # of cylinders.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jul 14, 2014

It's gone into "limp home mode"

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Nov 11, 2013

It's a common problem with these cars i am actually fixing mine as of now. That car is all about oil pressure and when it is low you'll start to get a tap and or what sounds like a knock due to the lifters not having enough pressure. Try taking your oil pan off and check your oil pick up line going from the oil pan to the turbo. A lot of times it gets a lot of sludge build up and makes the pressure little to none. If that looks clear check the slump inside the oil pan and see if that has sludge build up. Well hope this helped

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Aug 09, 2013

Use google & type

OBD2 Code P1300 2000 Saab

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Mar 12, 2013

When this type of a problem occurs you must have the electronic engine control module scanned for fault code before any other work is done, it is step one.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jun 14, 2012

go with the mechanic he is there and able to see it, I would only be guessing, but this is a common leak area.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Dec 01, 2011

Hi Angie:
The check engine light is reserved only for Powertrain problems that could have an impact on the emissions systems.

Exactly what the OBD system looks for depends on the make, model and year. The original systems varied widely in their capabilities. Some did little more than check whether the various electronic sensors and actuators were hooked up and working.

I suggest scanned the PCM computer (Powertrain COntrol Module) to know exactly what fault code is stored there.

Hope this helps; also keep in mind that your feedback is important and I'll appreciate your time and consideration if you leave some testimonial comment about this answer.

Thank you for using Fixya, and have a nice day.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Nov 14, 2011

P1300 is random misfiring. I suggest replacing your DI cassette with a known good unit or a replacement unit. Give more info on your vehicle. Any symptoms or running rough?
Strictly Saab
Melbourne, FL

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jul 27, 2011

P103 Mass or Volume Air flow Circuit High Input P107 Manifold Absolute Pressure/Barometric Pressure Circuit Low Input
Maybe the P103 code trigger the other one, you could try cleaning the MAF sensor. Then put the scanner and erase the codes.
Another trick that sometimes work is to cover half of the tube just bebore the maff with duct tape, that will make the MAF to percieve less flow making the car to work a little better.

2000 Saab 9-3... | Answered on Jun 27, 2011

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