When I lifted the flap, there was the end of the hose. It's turned into quite a project. Here's what it looks like with the bracket removed: 7. In wagon form, however, its seductive style and superior functionality make it a more attractive proposition. The city of , used Saabs as patrol cars from early 1970s until 2005, when the 9-5 was discontinued in favor of. Use a 15mm wrench and it's out. I think the process must have something to do with the elasticity of electrical tape.
The Swedish automaker also renamed its models Linear, Arc and Aero, and each has an exclusive powertrain, wheel style and interior trim. The 9-5 sedans deliver an appealing and sophisticated highway experience that stresses comfort. The front seats featured and even on the earliest models, which few contemporary vehicles did in the late 1990s. I did not think to clear the codes before starting all these repairs, so those codes may be from pre-repairs. Mine was pretty beat with 59k miles on it. Between the summer of 1997, when 9-5 production began, and 2010, 252,236 sedans, and 231,357 wagons were built. Once I got the tape, bolt and pulley in place, I ended up having to pull the tape off and start the bolt using fingers on both hands, I'm not kidding, I struggled with this for 45 minutes at least.
Here's what the bearings looked like in the pulleys: Great post and photos, it's cool that your center pulley only took 10 seconds to install. The high-performance Aero edition has a firmer suspension and 17-inch tires on 10-spoke alloy wheels, while the Linear and Arc models ride on standard 16-inch rubber. In the United States, the 9-5 was introduced in the spring of 1998, for the 1999 model year. Tape the bolt into the pulley. It's easy to roll the belt on from underneath last. At the time, the car represented a significant development for the manufacturer. Here's the back plate sitting on the engine block.
Thanks, all, for your feedback and help. Can that tensioner leak like that? The whole bottom end of the motor was like it had done 100 miles, totally totally clean. Just as easy as it was taking the old one out! Not much guessing needed to work out that I still do use their oil. Thanks for all the help. The first generation 9-5 was introduced in 1997, for the 1998 , as the replacement to the.
Introduced in 1999, the wagon features innovations such as floor tracks to secure cargo and a sliding load floor to make loading easier. It will hunt and surge between 500 and 2000rpm. The high-performance Aero models also get a sportier exterior appearance. In addition, almost all standard features on the Aero were standard on the 2. The bores still showed the makers honing marks all over. A turbocharged version of the , designated by Saab as B308, had a unique asymmetrical low-pressure and was available from 1999 to 2003. I replaced every gasket and seal except the two on the tensioner assembly.
This feature won technology and safety awards in Australia, Denmark, and the United Kingdom. Find a level hard surface to park your car so you can use a jack and stands easily and safely. The tensioner assembly is held in with one 8mm hex bolt. I bought a 2004 9-5 Arc 2. You can now take the belt out.
The Saab 9-5 also was one of the first cars to have extensive side-crash protection. Color-matching body trim is now standard on the Arc, which may be equipped with 17-inch Sport wheels. What other luxury vehicle can carry 4 kayaks? If there was a massive vacuum leak, you'd think it would be obvious. There's really no set procedure to get it out. I had to lift the cylinder head to reinstate the gasket properly at the timing end.
Unfortunately, the two that were put on the lot yesterday were both 6 cylinder, but lots of other interchangeable parts. The local junkyard has several 9-3's and 9-5's with the 2. With the announcement of the sale of Saab to Spyker on January 26, 2010, the new generation Saab 9-5 was taken into production at the Saab plant in Trollhättan. Production equipment for the first-generation 9-5 was sold by General Motors to of China in 2009. I'm just saying if you buy one be prepared to spend money and enjoy the ride 1 of 1 people found this review helpful Keeping mine till they start making them again! Edmunds Summary Review of the 2004 Saab 9-5 Linear 2. Smooth bumpers wrap back to the wheel openings. One other question - I have a pretty good oil leak coming from the vicinity of the timing chain tensioner.
Otherwise such sludge issues were not a problem, because by us the people were changing the oil each 10000 at that period. Again, not really a set procedure, but I found it easiest to start by feeding it down between the center idler and the water pump pulley middle right in the pic. A turbocharged 220-hp version of the 2. What I heard from a very knowledgeable Saab-specialist dealer in the Twin Cities is that the engine issue extended to the 2003 model year. The four outer bolts are 16mm hex and the one big nut is an 18mm hex. It was also introduced in Australia. Each body style rides a 106-inch wheelbase and stands 57 inches tall.
Saabs are always aerodynamically oriented, and the automaker claims the 9-5 sedan has a coefficient of drag of just 0. I am a long time Saab owner bought daughter a '99 9-3 8 years ago and recently picked up a 9-5 to tinker with. This engine was available only with an automatic transmission, and cars with this engine installed are distinguishable by their twin tailpipes. Several prototype pilots and a number of production SportCombis were manufactured, the official variant did not enter serial production prior to Saab's bankruptcy in December 2011, and the vehicles never reached dealerships. Your mechanic can check the mechanics etc. Sorry for the long post but wanted to make sure I shared the history as it may have a clue to my problem.