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This Is What Makes Bilstein Shock Absorbers So Great

Posted by Michael Hurczyn
on Oct 25, 2017
The technology is simpler than you might think.... Read more

Topics: BMW, Volvo, Mercedes, VW, Saab, Land Rover, Porsche

How to Repair Stripped Threads on Your Car's Fasteners

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
I recently found 2 of the 3 engine cover bolts to have stripped out threads on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc. The bolts no longer would bite and just ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself, Saab

Repairing a Window Regulator on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
A few months after getting a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc I found that the rear passenger side power window would not always roll back up. Instead it ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Saab

How to Replace Rear Shocks on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 2, 2017
When you replace shocks + struts on a car like this Saab 9-3 you really should be replacing them as a set around the same time to ensure ... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself, Saab

Replacing the Front Lower Control Arms on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Feb 1, 2017
Replacing the front lower control arms on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc is a fairly-easy DIY that takes about 1-2 hours to complete.... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Test And Replace a Key Fob Battery

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 31, 2017
Many key fob remotes use a 3v lithium cell battery (CR2032). Checking its voltage will tell you whether it needs to be replaced or not.... Read more

Topics: Miscellaneous, Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Replace a Water Pump on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 31, 2017
Are you getting a constant slow drip of coolant near the passenger firewall on a Saab 9-3? Is your water pump ~100k miles old? If the answer ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Replace Spark Plugs on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 27, 2017
Spark plugs should be replaced every 60k miles on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc. It takes about 30min and your car will get better fuel economy versus ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Fix A Saab 9-3 Rattling Door/Door Panel Removal

Posted by Alex Fiehl
on Jan 27, 2017
Do you get an annoying door rattle when you drive over bumps on the road? It could be a loose, misaligned or broken door panel clip. While ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Replace Low Beam Headlight Bulbs on a Saab 9-3 (03-12)

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 27, 2017
Have one of your low-beam headlamp bulbs gone out? Your Saab 9-3 likely has daytime running lights that use low-beam bulbs which means this ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Replace Front Struts on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Gerry Tseng
on Jan 27, 2017
If hitting a bump is loud inside the vehicle, you may be dealing with struts that have failed or are failing. You’ll need to confirm though ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

How to Fix a Clicking Sound When Unlocking/Locking a Saab 9-3

Posted by Alex Fiehl
on Jan 27, 2017
Have you ever heard a clicking noise lasting a few seconds near the glovebox of a Saab 9-3 when unlocking or locking the car? Chances are ... Read more

Topics: Saab

How to Reinforce a Broken Headlight Retainer on a Saab 9-3

Posted by Alex Fiehl
on Mar 17, 2016
The plastic headlight retainer rings on a 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc will eventually break at the tabs leaving you with a headlight that flops around ... Read more

Topics: Do-It-Yourself, Saab

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