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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 8:31 am 
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................so the story continues, It’s on it’s way across country right now to its new home.

I’m really looking forward to owning and running a 9000 daily again.


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I was trying to make sense of howmanyleft last night. I was trying to work out when the first 9-5s hit these shores. I gave up and looked at how many 9000s were left. Not enough in my opinion.

Nice to see one to be used as a daily driver and look forward to reading all about it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 10, 2021 11:01 am 
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The Eagle has landed.

9000s are becoming a rare sight on the roads, I’ve not seen one in the wild for over a year.

We’ve been out for a short spin and really pleased with it.

I’ve already got a short list of things to do, but that’s all part of the fun of classic car ownership :-)


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Really glad someone bought this. I was very tempted myself. Hope it serves you well.

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Assuming that's the car I think it is, I recognise those wheels ;)

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It’s the car advertised here on UKS, it’s got a long and thorough recommissioning thread on here that some will be familiar with.
It really is a nice car and drives well. We’re planning a run down south at some point in the near future and looking forward to cruising in a 9000 again.
I’m booked in for an aircon service/re-gas tomorrow so all being well she’ll blow cold. Fingers crossed.
Like all daily classics there’s always something to do, I’ve started with a wet vac on the carpets due to the heat. They dried in no time.

The carpets are in good Nick but they’ve benefited from a freshening up.

Next step is to find the ABS gremlin.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:12 am 
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Wishing you both all the best for the future saab96v4 you beat me to this one.


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Thanks Silvert88, I just couldn’t resist it.

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Excellent choice, I have a midnight blue 9k Aero that really needs to see the road again this year. Looking forward to seeing progress on yours!

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:17 am 
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saab96v4 wrote:
It’s the car advertised here on UKS, it’s got a long and thorough recommissioning thread on here that some will be familiar with.
It really is a nice car and drives well. We’re planning a run down south at some point in the near future and looking forward to cruising in a 9000 again.
I’m booked in for an aircon service/re-gas tomorrow so all being well she’ll blow cold. Fingers crossed.
Like all daily classics there’s always something to do, I’ve started with a wet vac on the carpets due to the heat. They dried in no time.

The carpets are in good Nick but they’ve benefited from a freshening up.

Next step is to find the ABS gremlin.


Happy you are happy with my old car, what's the problem with the ABS ?? I replaced the NS rear sensor on it to cure the problem I had with it but it was fine after that ....

Also, with regard to the a/c, I had it re-gassed last year, and also fitted a new condenser and dryer, replaced the clutch pulley on the compressor and also changed out the evaporator ( for slightly less rusty one). It did have a slightly weird fault where it would work from starting up but once it was down to temperature it had a tendency not to re-engage the compressor clutch afterwards. I don't believe there were any leaks anywhere so if this is the fault you are chasing I would maybe be looking elsewhere.

Good luck with the car, it should last a good few years with all of the new parts I put onto it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:31 pm 
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It looks like you’ve done a great job with the car Mike, likewise Adrian too who I bought it from, it’s a nice car and a credit to you both.

I spent some of yesterday evening and this morning searching for the cause of the intermittent ABS light and must have done something right because it’s off now and remained off for the duration of the MOT this afternoon. Initially the car failed on inoperative headlamps but the tester checked it out for me after and discovered an issue with the relay “Bent pin” and put it right, the car then passed with a couple of advisories. At least I have a new list of priority jobs to do :-)

The aircon issue must be something like a relay or this cabin air temp sensor which I seem to remember used to make a noise in my other 9000s and is silent on this one. I’ll pop it out in the morning to investigate. The fact the climate defaults to max blower Once you turn the key may also point to this being faulty.
The main thing was the MOT, really pleased it passed. I’m sure the ABS light will return at some point and I’ll sort it when it does.


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I'd have been disappointed if it failed the MOT after all the time and effort (not to mention money :) ) I spent getting it right for the last one, still it is nice to see that pass certificate every year isn't it.

I had all of the dash switches and electronic units out of the dash to change the walnut facia when I had it and the cabin air fan/sensor was turning at that time, you are right though, it could be as simple as that or a relay as almost everything else was changed and any pressure or loss of a/c fluid should show up on a proper re-gas, which it had twice up at Perth Saab earlier last year.

Great to see it getting some more TLC, it is a good car and should survive for a long time yet I think.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:10 am 
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Hi Mike, I had a sort through some boxes of stuff and found a large tub full of 9000 switches and relays, in amongst them was a Used cabin temp sensor fan. I’ve just swapped it out with the original one and hey presto we have ice cold air conditioning:-)
It’s now also making that familiar sound, It’s almost like having an old friend back.

The diode behind the grille (or whatever it’s called) was hanging on one fixing and it fell Off as I removed it, that must have been the problem.

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Pleased to see you went for this one in the end Julian :wink:

Far better and with more provenance than the original one you were looking at.

Easy fixes so far, which is even better :D

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Pleased to see you went for this one in the end Julian :wink:

Far better and with more provenance than the original one you were looking at.

Easy fixes so far, which is even better :D


I totally agree Mal, It’s a lovely car that somehow got under my radar, It must be my old age. I’ll qualify for free prescriptions in October.

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, much appreciated.

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Hi Mike, I had a sort through some boxes of stuff and found a large tub full of 9000 switches and relays, in amongst them was a Used cabin temp sensor fan. I’ve just swapped it out with the original one and hey presto we have ice cold air conditioning:-)
It’s now also making that familiar sound, It’s almost like having an old friend back.

The diode behind the grille (or whatever it’s called) was hanging on one fixing and it fell Off as I removed it, that must have been the problem.

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That's great news Julian, I'm kicking myself now that I didn't think to look at that when I owned it, I guess it's only when you take a step back and think about what has been done and what that leaves to check that it should become more obvious. It's got me thinking actually about my 9-5 a/c problem, I just had it re-gassed at Halfords, they have a proper machine there and follow the correct procedure to drain and test the system so in theory it should be working but sadly it is not. I have bought an ultraviolet torch to see if I can see any coolant leaks anywhere, hopefully it will help anyway.

About the ABS, when I recovered the car from France (where it had been sat for a long time) it had ABS and SRS faults indicated amongst other things. During the re-commissioning process I worked my way through all of the faults and the ABS turned out to be the NS rear sensor (although the first S/H one I bought was not working and threw me off the scent towards the controller) which I changed. I did change out the controller as well but when I discovered the replacement sensor was duff I changed it back to the original.

Obviously in the process of restoration I had all of the ABS sensors out of the hubs, and some of them were a little harder to remove than others. I did tap them out from the front with a drift but was quite careful about how hard I was hitting them. I'm not saying it has anything to do with your current fault but it could be a factor certainly.

No doubt I will be following your progress on this thread, it's good to see all your hard work not going to waste that's for sure.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:03 am 
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The ABS light does flicker now and again, so it looks like a sensor issue but who knows. It’s nice to know some history of what has already been done though.

One of the advisories on the MOT was the N/S front outer CV boot, I’ve got boots for my 900 but ordered hub nuts from Bill because I like to fit new ones when I’ve disturbed them.

I did find this CD in the player and reckon it must be yours Mike, it doesn’t belong to Adrian who I bought the car from. If it’s yours, pm me your address and I’ll post it to you.


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The ABS light does flicker now and again, so it looks like a sensor issue but who knows. It’s nice to know some history of what has already been done though.

One of the advisories on the MOT was the N/S front outer CV boot, I’ve got boots for my 900 but ordered hub nuts from Bill because I like to fit new ones when I’ve disturbed them.

I did find this CD in the player and reckon it must be yours Mike, it doesn’t belong to Adrian who I bought the car from. If it’s yours, pm me your address and I’ll post it to you.


I am fairly certain that I replaced both of the outer CV boots during the re-commissioning but then found a nick on the NS one and repaired it with some sealant compound, I guess it wasn't as permanent a fix as I had hoped :|

Thanks Julian, it certainly is mine (and fairly recently purchased too) I'll PM you with my address - and thanks again.

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That’s good news Mike, I’ll pop it in the post this week.

The CV boot is slightly damaged but there is no loss of grease or dirt ingress, so I’ll sort it in a few days when my parts arrive from Bill.

I’ve cleaned the wheels and touched up some Matt Black where the aluminium had broken through on the window surrounds, they’re the sort of jobs I like :-)


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