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I would continue looking at alternator and charging circuit for now.

However one of the most difficult to find problems I ever had on a 9-3 was very similar circumstances where the car would randomly go flat if left for more than a couple of days. What we eventually found was that the car had a tracker fitted which the owner was unaware of, it was fitted under the rear seats or in the boot somewhere and was connected to a constant +12V feed to the REC, we think that the tracker had an internal battery which had gone bad and was only providing about 24-48 hours worth of life to the tracker so that the current draw would only go up after a day or so. Took us nearly 2 weeks to work this out simply due to it only starting after a couple of days.

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I've commented on the SOC page on FB when you have the OG vs NG 9-3 debates, OG fans complaining about the GM content of the newer cars and asked when was the last time you saw a Vectra?  and when was the last time you saw a 9-3SS S-W or vert?  Last Vectra I saw was actually a 'B' (95-02)...

Funnily enough here in West Cambs there are a lot of NG 9-3's and OG 9-5's about, I see them daily here and when I travel to Cambridge and there's a few in the streets around here, also there was one in the car park the other day  when we went to Ely.

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To be fair, the directions were pretty good to find it  :thumbsup:

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Classic Saab 9-5 (MY 1998-2010) / Re: Wheel bearings
« on: 19 July 2022, 08:08:46 AM »
They're not uncommon to need replacement when a 9-5 gets north of 100k  :thumbsup:

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Cleaning and Detailing / Re: Best for cleaning grime off alloys?
« on: 16 July 2022, 12:26:08 PM »
Autoglym brush on wheel cleaner, use that, then clean the wheels with shampoo and a cloth that will go in the bin. Then clay them and then wax them and just keep them clean from there on. I can't be bothered with all that though  8)

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My Nokian WRG2's have done the same.

I think it is just toe-in scrub when on warn dry roads.

I had similar when running WRG2 over a summer as I didn't have the funds to buy some summer tyres, didn't seem to appreciably reduce the life span.

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That sounds weird, I can't think of anything bolted on to that side of the engine. I'm reasonably certain they mean on the right hand side of the engine if you're standing in front of the car and that it's going to be the vacuum pump or power steering pump but I think they're 2 bolts not 3.

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New Saab 9-5 (2010 on) / Re: Mirror glass - exterior mirror
« on: 07 July 2022, 05:54:50 PM »
I had this the other day, some no more nails double sided mounting tape fixed it.

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Most common "oil" leaks on a 9-3 are brake booster and power steering pump. Both are on the right hand side of the engine (as viewed from the front). Power steering pump can be fixed by replacing the seal (unless you crack the reservoir like i did) and the brake booster is pretty much easily fixed by just replacing it with a brand new one.

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funny thing with Saab's is that after a quick clean and polish they always look good from a distance. I went to visit a friend yesterday who hadn't seen me in years and thought I had a new car while it was on the end of her driveway... all I did was pay the local quick wash a tenner to clean it the day before.

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I would pay the all in price from the aircon specialist, if you have your part fitted and there's any problem they won't really want to know and will blame the part. We always added extra costs on to jobs where customers wanted to use their own parts to discourage it, so often the cheaper part that the customer sourced would have a problem and it would then cause us real hassle and block ramps or they'd blame us for fitting the part wrong...

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Do you have a picture of the screen from Tech-II? what other items are listed there?

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There are what appear to be a number of joins, sometimes with multiple wires at one end.... but they seem to have been done to a very professional standard

Is this OE, or a repair ?

Looks factory to me.

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Rain stopped play, but not betore I spotted that the 2.5mm wire from the relay was purple, not black/white  ???

So it's looking like a loom problem, with voltage dropping below a minimum value when cranking

Any thoughts ?

I vaguely recall that the wire colours are very often incorrect on the diagrams for that era of cars, just make sure you double and triple check the pins and wire colours. I still think it unlikely to be resolved by wiring simply as that code is generated internal to the control module and they would quite happily put out fault codes related to EGR but you can give it a go.

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