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1999 Saab 9-3 CAR/TRUCK REPAIR PROCEDURES AND DIAGRAMS - WHAT Saab REPAIR SHOPS DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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A/C & HEATER SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

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Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

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BRAKE SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Hydraulic Brake Systems -> Component Replacement -> 9-3 & 900 -> 9-5 -> 9000 -> Master Cylinder, Replace
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 L4 GAS

Master Cylinder, Replace
9-3 & 900
  • Drain brake fluid from fluid reservoir.
  • Disconnect hydraulic lines from cylinder.
  • Temporarily plug these lines to avoid loss of fluid.
  • Disconnect brake/warning switch connector on filler cap.
  • Remove the two nuts connecting cylinder to brake booster, then the master cylinder.
  • Reverse procedure to install, then bleed brake system.
9-5
  • Remove maxi fuse holder and engine compartment main fuse panel, then disconnect anti-theft alarm switch connector.
  • Remove fuse panel bracket.
  • Disconnect brake fluid level sensor connector.
  • Drain brake fluid from reservoir...

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FUEL FILTER REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Saab -> Fuel Filter Replacement -> 9-3 -> Fuel System Pressure Relief -> Removal & Installation
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

Fuel System Pressure Relief

  • On 2003-06 models, remove fuel pump fuse No. 2 from engine compartment fuse box.
  • On 1999-02 models, remove fuel pump fuse No. 32 from the instrument panel fuse box.
  • On all models, start the engine and run until it stalls.
  • Turn the ignition Off.
  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Install the fuel pump fuse.

Removal & Installation

Do not smoke or allow an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel system related components. The highly flammable vapor mixtures may ignite, resulting in serious personal injury.

Prior to disconnectin...

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DRIVELINE, U-JOINT & CV AXLES REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

CV AXLE SHAFT, Replace
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Remove dust cap and loosen hub center nut, Fig. . Do not completely remove nut.
  • Raise and support vehicle, then remove wheel.
  • Remove hub center nut, then ball joint nut.
  • Remove ball joint using a suitable ball joint tool.
  • Remove anti-roll bar nut and collect washer and rubber bushing.
  • Press spring link down.
  • Tap driveshaft out of hub using rubber mallet, then move MacPherson strut aside and pull out d...

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STARTER & ALTERNATOR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Alternator, Replace
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen 2.3 L4 GAS

  • Disconnect battery ground cable at battery.
  • Remove air-filter canister and induction hose between canister and throttle body.
  • Remove belt tensioner.
  • Raise and support vehicle.
  • Remove right front wheel.
  • Remove cover over belt circuit.
  • Undo alternator'...

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CABIN AIR FILTER LOCATIONS & REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Cabin Air Filter Service -> Saab -> 1994-98 900 & 1999-2002 9-3
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

The cabin air filter should be replaced every 30,000 miles. The filter should be replaced more often if air flow is less than normal.

  • Disconnect the battery ground cable.
  • Note the position of the windshield wiper blades on the windshield.
  • Remove the windshield wiper arm retaining nuts, then the wiper arms.
  • Remove the cowl panel retaining screws.
  • Disconnect hoses and clamps from the upper cowl panel, then remove the panel.
  • Remove the windshield wiper motor and linkage attaching s...

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MAINTENANCE LAMP RESET PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Saab -> Engine Oil Life Monitor -> 9-3 & 9-5
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 L4 GAS

  • Turn ignition On, but do not start engine.
  • Press Information and Reset buttons on DIC (Driver Information Center) at same time to enter personalization menu.
  • Press information b...

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RADIATOR & HOSE REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Heater Hose, Replace -> Inlet -> Outlet
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

Inlet

  • Drain coolant into a suitable container.
  • Reposition inlet hose clamp at radiator and remove hose.
  • Reposition inlet hose clamp at thermostat housing and remove hose.
  • Remove hose from vehicle.
  • Reverse procedure ...

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SERPENTINE BELT SERVICE PROCEDURES FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Serpentine Drive Belt, Replace
Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 L4 GAS

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COMPONENT LOCATION DIAGRAMS FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

Component location diagrams for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1990+.

Vehicle Relay & Switch Locations Diagram for 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GASVehicle Relay & Switch Locations Diagram for 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

Components on diagram:
  • Headlamp Relay
  • Hazard Flasher Switch
  • Direction Indicator Switch
  • Dipswitch
  • Main Beam Relay
  • Vehicle Control Component Locations Diagram for 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GASVehicle Control Component Locations Diagram for 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

    Components on diagram:
  • Windscreen Wiper Motor
  • DICE Control Module
  • Stalk Switch Windscreen Wipers
  • Intermittent Operation Potentiometer
  • Intermittent Operation Relay
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    WIRING DIAGRAMS FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM drawn wiring diagrams for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S.

    1999 Saab 9-3  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Symbol ID
  • 1999 Saab 9-3  2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram1999 Saab 9-3 2.0 L4 GAS Wiring Diagram

    Components on diagram:
  • Battery
  • Ignition Switch
  • Starter Motor
  • Generator
  • Main Instrument Unit Diesel
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    TECHNICAL SERVICE BULLETINS FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

    OEM TSB listings for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. from 1985+.

    Document: New Website for AFIT, TPM, and VDR Updates
    Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
  • Document: WARRANTY ADMINISTRATION - POLICIES FOR USED VEHICLES PURCHASED THROUGH GM-SPONSORED AUCTIONS
    Vehicle: 1999 Saab 9-3 SE 2.0 L4 GAS

    Auto Systems:
  • Labor Times, Manuals, Warranty, Aids
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    COMPONENT/PARTS SPECIFICATIONS FOR 1999 Saab 9-3 AUTOMOBILES

    BRAKE SPECIFICATIONS: Brake drum, rotor, caliper, and related specifications for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1970+.

    • Brake caliper mounting bolt torque
    • Brake drum runout, machining, & discard specs
    • Minimum brake lining thickness.
    • Brake rotor runout, parallelism, machining, discard, & finish specs

    A/C SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS: Air conditioning refrigerant capacity and type as well as lubricant capacity for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+.

    • Refrigerant capacity & type, compressor oil viscosity, total system oil capacity & compressor clutch gap

    COOLING SYSTEM BLEED: Cooling system bleeder valve identification, bleeder type and bleed procedures for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1986+.

    PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Preventive maintenance recommendations and required services for most domestic and imported cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Includes severe and routine service schedules

    QUICK-LUBE and ILLUSTRATIONS: Fluid recommendations, capacities, drain plug torques, tire data, and severe service recommended preventive maintenance schedules. Information covers most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+. Engine and chassis service images.

    • Automatic transmission/transaxles capacities, lubricant recommendations
    • Differential/final drive capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Final drive fill & drain plug torques
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Manual transmission/transaxle capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities
    • Number of lubrication fittings & plugs
    • Power steering, brake, & clutch fluid recommendations
    • Engine oil capacities, API grade recommendations, SAE viscosity recommendations, drain plug torque
    • Severe service maintenance & interval recommendations
    • Tire sizes, wheel nut/bolt torque, pressures & rim sizes
    • Transfer case capacities, lube recommendations, grades, & viscosities

    TUNE-UP & DRIVEABILITY SPECIFICATIONS: Most tune-up specifications for most 1999 Saab 9-3 cars and light trucks sold in the U.S. and Canada from 1980+

    • Airflow sensor electrical specifications
    • Tensioning specifications for systems with automatic tensioners
    • Barometric pressure sensor specs
    • Battery group number and cranking performance
    • Crankshaft & camshaft position sensor resistance
    • Engine compression pressures
    • Coolant temperature sensor specs
    • Computer advance.
    • Diesel fuel temperature sensor resistance.
    • Distributor advance specifications
    • Ignition pickup coil resistance
    • Exhaust gas recirculation temperature sensor resistance
    • Engine fastener torque values
    • Firing order diagrams
    • Fuel system pressures
    • Generator (alternator) specs
    • Intake air temperature sensor specs
    • Ignition coil specifications
    • Fuel injector resistance
    • Engine idle speeds
    • Knock sensor resistance
    • Manifold absolute pressure sensor specs
    • Mixture control solenoid resistance
    • Voltage regulator specs
    • Spark plug applications & gaps
    • Starter motor electrical specs.
    • Tensioning specifications for systems without automatic tensioners
    • Throttle body temperature sensor resistance
    • Ignition timing in degrees at rpm
    • Transmission oil temperature sensor resistance
    • Throttle position sensor specs
    • Vacuum sensor valve specs

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