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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:08 pm 
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Car Model: 2009 9-5 1.9TiD TE Auto Est.
A few more jobs done over the weekend. I spent some time on the drivers seat, as the plastic side that mounts the switches was hanging down, and it's annoyed me for some time, especially as the blue wiring cover is so obvious.

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Seat out, and the panel removed, it was obvious what the problem was. A plastic slot that goes over a tag on the seat had been broken.

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I bent a piece of aluminium to recreate the broken part of the slot and riveted it onto the the side panel. The rivet head cannot be seen.

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The bit of the moulding that is screwed to the seat frame was also begining to come apart, a consequence if the slot breaking, so that was reinforced with superglue and glassfibre tissue. Put it all back together and it now sits snuggly against the seat. The only down side to this being it now squeaks!!

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I also did the second drain and fill of the ATF, and the coolant, replaced the pollen filter and used a Halfords Air Con Purifier to cleanse the system.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:04 am 
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Nice fix, I removed mine to do the same last week but every mount had snapped badly and most bits were missing. For £14 I threw a new one on there. The passenger side seems ok.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:08 pm 
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oli8925 wrote:
Nice fix, I removed mine to do the same last week but every mount had snapped badly and most bits were missing. For £14 I threw a new one on there. The passenger side seems ok.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 pm 
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oli8925 wrote:
Nice fix, I removed mine to do the same last week but every mount had snapped badly and most bits were missing. For £14 I threw a new one on there. The passenger side seems ok.

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Peter at Euro Saab Parts Direct. Just under £5 for postage which better than everywhere else too.

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 3:27 pm 
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Car Model: 2009 9-5 1.9TiD TE Auto Est.
Third and final, drain and fill of 4l of ATF completed yesterday, this now means that about 90% of the fluid is new fluid. Total cost for 12l of fluid was £126, but probably works out less that getting it done.

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Only jobs left on the list are:-
- Spray up the front bumper where I caught it on a low kerb.
- Replace the fuel filter. I will need to get this done, as the filter is mounted to the plastic fuel tank, and I don't have the special tool to hold the bracket whilst I undo the filter. I don't want to risk damaging the tank.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:42 pm 
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Car Model: 2009 9-5 1.9TiD TE Auto Est.
Been a while since I've added anything to this thread, as it's been as good as gold...............until the coolant bypass sprang a leak last week. Why do these thing always happen when you are away? We were staying in Battle, and I guess towing the caravan in the recent high temperatures we had pushed the valve over the edge.

A bit of Googling revealed that where we were staying was only 10 mins away from Saabflight. David Greenwood was very helpful, and had a secondhand part he could fit. Less than an hour after calling him, it was all sorted. TBH, we probably spent more time talking Saab's than fitting the part itself!!

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:01 pm 
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Not had to do much to the car recently, although Saturday's MOT had an advisory on the rear dampers starting to leak.
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Apart from that, I noticed the sidelight cap had fallen off yet again :( even though I had used superglue last time. Think I might just put incandescent bulbs back in, as this time of year I leave my headlight switch on all the time.
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And I put my winter wheels on, now the temperature has dropped.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:35 pm 
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This came up on the dash when moving the car yesterday. Another job to add to the list :(
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Guess it's most likely a sensor failure, just need to identify which one. Left centre sensor was replaced when I bought the car, so assume it is one of the others that has now failed.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:56 am 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero (2002, manual, saloon
Great to see another dirty diesel with a project thread. Got of plenty of known good parking sensors here in Hinckley if any use to you?

I do wish I'd gone for an auto wagon like you, rather than a manual saloon!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:37 pm 
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JamesVey wrote:
Great to see another dirty diesel with a project thread. Got of plenty of known good parking sensors here in Hinckley if any use to you?

I do wish I'd gone for an auto wagon like you, rather than a manual saloon!

Thanks, will let you know if I need any. Sod's Law, they are working fine now!

Another quirk, had the Low Oil Level Warning message come up on the dash whilst sitting at 70mph on the M40 on the way back from Oxford on Saturday. The car has never used oil since I have had it, and a quick check of the dipstick, showed plenty of oil. Possible sensor issue?

I'll monitor it for a while, and see if it reappears.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:00 pm 
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Car Model: 2009 9-5 1.9TiD TE Auto Est.
Couple of jobs completed today. Replaced the leaking rear shock absorbers with Bilstein B4's.

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A big improvement, the back end is no longer doing an impression of Tigger!! Did not realise how bad it was I drove off with the new ones fitted. I also got the fuel filter replaced whilst it was up on the ramps.

One odd thing we noticed looking underneath, the cross stay bolts on the RHS had deep dished washers, and those on the LHS did not. Any ideas why?
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:53 am 
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Car Model: 2009 9-5 1.9TiD TE Auto Est.
The 9-5 is now temporarily off the road. I got home from work yesterday, and noticed a strong smell of diesel near the car, and then spotted a long trail of diesel up the drive.
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A quick look under the car, showed that it was coming from the fuel filter.
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And after removing the cover, found the the water sensor had broken. Not sure if this is a common failure?
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New sensor ordered, and at least it is quick and easy to replace :D. Right mess, as the underside and back of the car were covered in diesel, and the drive will need a good clean once I can move the car. We were up in the Lake District last week, so lucky it didn't fail whilst we were up there.

Also have a new auto shifter sliding cover, as that broke the other week.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:31 pm 
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Good update, let us know how you get on sorting the fuel leak. To be honest I think the "jalousie" swap around the gear knob will be more awkward.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:13 pm 
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JamesVey wrote:
Good update, let us know how you get on sorting the fuel leak. To be honest I think the "jalousie" swap around the gear knob will be more awkward.

The fuel filter water sensor replacement was an easy 5 minute job, screw in, connect to the harness, refit cover and job done. Only issue was that it was pouring with rain when I did it, and I got soaked, but couldn't wait for the rain to stop, as I needed the car.

I don't think the "jalousie" will be quite so straight forward, but I have found plenty of guidance online.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:58 pm 
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More leaks :(. This time she decided to dump all her PAS fluid on the ground, and had to be recovered back home from work, as I didn't want to risk seizing the PAS pump.

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As suspected, the front PAS delivery pipe had corroded through, and was quite a mess.

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Part are on order from SAABits, but had to get a complete kit with front and rear pipes, as front pipes on their own were on back order. Front pipes look pretty straight forward, but rear not so. WIS talks about dropping the back of the subframe, but wondering if i can do it without dropping it, key issues will be access to the bolt for this pipe clip, and the steering rack banjo.

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Can just get a 10mm spanner on the pipe bolt, but anti roll bar is in the way. I think that by jacking up the wheels, it will rotate the ARB to give a bit more access, as the car is currently up on axle stands with the wheels hanging down. Banjo bolt is 22mm, and will probably need a ratchet spanner to get it undone. Hopefully, I can then wriggle it out!!

I guess with the car off the road, it gives me the opportunity to replace the gear lever jalousie. Supposed to be away in the caravan for the BH weekend, might be a close thing!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:31 am 
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That’s a fun job to do!
I only changed the cooler pipes to the banjo on the drivers side sub frame. Soaked that in WD40 for two days before tackling, was paranoid I’d twist the second section of pipe when attempting to undo.
Took my time and it came off easy enough.
Made the mistake of pinching the front banjo bolt, dripped for a few days.
The first start was scary, pump made a huge screech..... Was fine once the fluid made its way around.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:49 pm 
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Had a closer look at the rear PAS pipe this evening, and to be honest it was only surface rust, and looked good once this was wire brushed off. So have decided not to replace it, and put a coat of Bilt Hamber Electrox on to protect it. Once I have replaced the front pipe, I'll get some Hammerite on as well. Soaking the joint between front and rear pipes penetrating oil, so hopefully no problems undoing it!

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I also got the gear lever jalousie replaced. Fortunately the Sport button had push on, and not soldered connections :D. Not too bad to do, although the retaining screw was awkward to get in and out, and broken bit of the old jalousie is still under the centre console, as I could not fish it out.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:54 pm 
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Busy weekend, but I now have PAS back :D. The new front pipe had a black coating on it, but it did not seem very robust, so first job was to get a couple of coats of black Hammerite on it.

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Taking the old front pipe off was straight forward, except for the joint the the rear which needed a lot of force, whilst being careful not to damage the rear pipe. I then was able to fit the new front pipe. I initially supported this with cable ties whilst I tightened up the connection to the rear pipe and the pump, and then I fastened it to the 2 support brackets.

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Whilst checking all the joints, I found this one to be loose as it was supplied, so check it if you ever have to replace the front pipe.

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A refill of the system, and bleeding the air out of the pipes, I now have light steering again. Whilst replacing the front pipe, I managed to break the 2 bobbins at the bottom of the air cleaner box, They were probably about to go anyway, so as a temporary repair I tried Gorilla glue. I have not used it before, but it seems pretty effective. I'll probably order new bobbins anyway.

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Whilst the front end was off the car, I treated it to some new silicon intercooler hoses, as the old ones didn't look too good.

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Hopefully, that will be it for a while. Sadly the drive now looks a mess, having had both diesel and PAS fluid dumped on it. My wife is not impressed, perhaps it will fade over time!!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:07 pm 
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The car is still hammering my bank balance :( . Having sorted out the fuel and PAS fluid leaks, I then found this when I checked the tyre pressures yesterday.

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About 2" long, and right down to the cords, annoying, as it still had 6mm of tread left. Anyway, new tyre has now been fitted.

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