It has had multiple electrical issues starting less than 30 days after delivery. In the 9-3, if you pour oil into the oil filter compartment, it drains away so I think it is unnecessary to pour oil here. For the purpose of Saab No-Charge Scheduled Maintenance, only Saab Semi-synthetic should be used. It is easy for my 16 year old to change the oil and although different the filter as well. The car ran fine until August 2006 when the first gearbox malfunction light was indicated with an inability for the automatic transmission to downshift. Usually, I use newspaper to catch oil, should a few drops spill. V6 In the V6 engine, the oil filter is accessed from the bottom of the car.
Service intervals fall under main categories: Intermediate and Main Service interval. For 2003, the 9-5 and 9-3 Convertible requirements remain the same as for 2002. The steering wheel must be held slightly off center to allow the car to go straight. This car is bulletproof if properly maintained. But make sure you use premium gas and full synthetic oil. The stereo was not functioning at several points in the day and then would come back on automatically at the next start-up. I change the oil at 50% and 0% so I only reset it at 0%.
. Consider either wearing a hat or placing a plastic bag on the ground so that your hair doesn't touch the ground. For most Saabs, you can wrap an old belt around the oil filter and unscrew it by hand. Oil plug is to the right in the top picture and to the left oil plug removed and some oil dripping is seen. The fact that this new car nearly stalled in front of oncoming traffic has really scared me. Oil changes are required every 10,000 miles under normal driving conditions.
The vehicle would also shift uneasily. The warning light dimmed a few days later. This is a very dangerous situation as I have been in highway traffic 3 of the 4 times. I have had the car stall on me in traffic 4 times now over the last 4 months. Oil requirements remain the same at either semi-synthetic or full-synthetic.
While attempting to merge onto the freeway, the vehicle would not pick up speed and allow her to shift gears. The oil plug is removed with a 15mm socket wrench the standard counter clockwise off, clockwise to screw on. It's just false word of mouth that gave this car bad rep. After 8 months putting over 10k still feels like a new car. If you are unlucky and the hood release malfunctions, you do not want to have drained the oil but cannot refill it.
Complained two additional times with no response from dealer. You may replace the oil filter cover gasket if desired. The only oils that are readily available that meet this specification are Mobile 0W40 SuperSyn and Saab 0W30 Turbo Long-Life Fully Synthetic oil. It is important that the different requirements for each model is understood. Because the car has more significant problems I have given up on this one for now. We also provide inexpensive and guaranteed 3 day, 2 day, and Overnight shipping options, so if you need your Oil Pressure Sensor tomorrow, eEuroparts.
I now realize I'm far from the only one this has happened to. Hot oil drains faster and more thoroughly. There's a reason why there's so many of these on the roads especially in the northeast!! Refill the car with oil. The contact was concerned that the lack of acceleration could cause a crash while merging into traffic. We purchased it from a friend who was the original owner and had most of their service records.
Radio went bad once because a really smart person jumped the battery and fried the amp. I really want to get those. The oil filter is removed by pulling while twisting it. T-30 Torx screwdriver may be in tool kit above spare tire 6. Most Saabs have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. Mobil 1 0W-40 is the correct oil that is easily found in the U.