20 Most Recent 1998 Saab 900 Questions & Answers

You could but the system ratio's would not be right and that would lead to all kinds of problems.

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Sep 09, 2017

There is no bulletin on this issue. You have a draw in the car. See my notes on dead battery, #4 in the page at the link below.
Do It Yourself Diagnosis and Repair

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Try swapping the door switches to see if that corrects the problem. Each door is not controlled by a relay. If one door has power, they all have power. Look at the body control module too. All door lock functions go thru it.

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Aug 13, 2017

Very likely a blown head gasket

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Mar 07, 2017

get a diagnostic scan to find wats goin on in that computer system-discount A does um for free-it will tell u if there is a failin sensor etc-if it doesnt solve problem then get onother one or more from dealer etc-the more opinions the better

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Mar 23, 2016

Hi HalfBack

Unfortunately with the Saab factory radios, each unit has a code unique to the unit. The sheaf of stuff included with the owners manual included a credit card sized card with the code. That said, dealers can look the codes up for owners who have lost them. Your best shot is find a dealer that's still open and talk to them. Cheers

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Dec 05, 2015

no idea without a play but i would assume its a sensor somewhere playing up or the operating lever for the sensor has broke off or got bent

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Jun 13, 2015

No. You could have a bad connection at the battery post. Often, the cables going to the post of the battery is not properly seated, which could cause a weak connection from your battery to your starter. Take a closer look at the base of the battery posts and your battery cable clamps and see if the cable clamps are seating at the bottom of the post, if not, lightly hit it until the cable clamps are nice a snug.

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Jul 28, 2014

Disconnect the Negative Battery Cable
2. Remove the air breather/cleaner and hose from between the air breather/cleaner and throttle housing
3. Remove the strain of the belt tensioner off the belt and pry off the belt
4. Remove the right front wheel
5. Remove the belt cover & Disconnect the battery Cable and the red alternator power wire.
6. Remove the two Alternator Bolts that secure the alternator to the bracket
7. Remove the three bolts that hold the header pipe up to help give room to remove the alternator
8. Remove the converter bolt from the converter bracket and mover the converter over to aid in the alternator removal
9. Refit in reverse

Working from Top down:
disconnect battery 2) not necessary to remove airfilter box but does give more breathing room for belt removal/instal 3) un-tension serpentine belt with a 1/2" drive long extension in the square of the tensioner & pull towards the front of the car to release the serpentine belt 4) lock tensioner with about a 4mm pin(Allen key will do) by pulling forward with that 1/2"drive extension & pinning the tensioner with that hole 5) remove tensioner with 8mm Allen key or drive(not necessary to remove R side engine mount & raise engine) and be careful to not knock and cause to release the tensioner-they hurt when they snap! 6) remove upper alternator bolt(8mm Allen key/drive).

Working from Bottom of the engine bay:
disconnect cables at alternator(13 & 8 mm nuts) 8) remove R wheel/inner fender skirt that covers the harmonic balancer(10 & 8 mm heads)/ tie back flex hose to strut 9) remove lower alternator bolt(8mm alley key/drive) 10) wedge/rotate out alternator of its mounts 11) disconnect exhaust pipe rubber hangers at catalytic converter and mid section of exhaust 12) you can bend(and later re-bend into position the hanger studs) (OR undo front header studs/nuts to free up the front part of the exhaust) to push over the exhaust and pull out the alternator(pulley nose down)--be careful when getting the alternator out as the downstream O2 sensor is right there(a good precaution would be to remove it)......reverse procedures to install.

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Jun 30, 2014

have you cleaned the idle air valve ??? also check the lambda sensor 09a2e6e6-cdae-473e-a446-f28424273cbf.jpg

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Jun 18, 2014

Your Siren alarm might be faulty. Do you have any error messages on your SID display? The siren alarm located behind the driver side fender. The Siren alarm can be replaced or bypass the unit with a Tech2 scanner. A new Siren alarm is very expensive ($360+) from the dealership. However, you can get your original unit rebuilt through BBA vendor for about $85.00 with life time warranty.

Good luck

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on Jun 09, 2014

u can find it near gear oil stick yellow colour

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on May 15, 2014

i think you may have pushed the pedal to quickly and the piston pushed the seals passed the seal point need to strip out the slave again refit the seals in the correct position and then when bleeding make sure the caliper nipple is open and push really gently and slowly on the pedal ,do this procedure religously to all four calipers

1998 Saab 900 | Answered on May 06, 2014

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