I just got a 9-3, and though it's quiet there's a quite audible noise from the engine. It's kind of a whirring spluttery noise that goes up and down in frequency with revs when it's in gear. What is this noise - anyone know?
Probably the Turbo. You know that nice thing that pushes you back in your seat when you press the throttle.
Probably the Turbo. You know that nice thing that pushes you back in your seat when you press the throttle. >
Well, it did on my 900 classic turbo. the new car is a 9-3SE - I just got it so haven't had time to look up all the specs - this has a turbo then? I'm being really ignorant here.
Could also be a bad AC unit. I had that in my car and it had to be replaced. If it stays on for a few microseconds when the engine is turned off, thats what it is
On 4 Apr 2006 18:06:30 -0700, lacka firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You didn't mention if the car was new or used, or what year... that info would help. For a car with a few miles, I'd second the A/C difficulties or possibly the alternator. Also could be the upper idler pulley or belt.
But, it's hard to hear from where I am :-) You should probably have a dealer or *Saab* independent listen to it if it is a used car.