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Ipswich Saab Manifolds, Mufflers, Pipes, Catalytic Convertors & Oxygen Sensor Fitting

If the catalyst fails, your Saab will probably fail the MOT emissions test.

The Saab exhaust parts include: - Exhaust manifold, Header, Oxygen Sensor, Catalytic Convertor, Back Box (Muffler), Exhaust Pipe, Tail Pipe and a range of Saab exhaust fittings

Saab oxygen sensor (Saab Lambda sensor) failure usually occurs because of a build up of combustion mineral particles on the sensing element leading to the Saab engine running fuel rich

Saab exhaust corrosion problems are usually easy to diagnose as a dramatic increase in engine noise as one of the Saab exhaust sections or joints corrodes from the inside to form a hole

Saab catalytic converter failure can be hard to diagnose as the catalyst becomes clogged with exhaust particle contamination or the Saab catalyst is poisoned by fuel contaminants

Do you need a replacement Saab exhaust, Catalyst or Sensor?
Use our form to request a Saab Exhaust quote to fit the sections you need

A faulty Saab oxygen sensor (Lambda sensor) can also cause damage to the Saab catalytic converter due to an increase in unburnt fuel in the exhaust gases

Ipswich Saab: Exhaust Repairs

Exhausts Saab Ipswich

Saab Exhausts: Supply & Fit

Saab Exhausts
Saab Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Saab Exhausts fitted & welded

Saab EGR Valves
Replacement Saab EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Saab - The EGR valve helps your Saab burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Saab engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Saab Engines
Saab Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Saab Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Saab Brakes
Routine Saab servicing, replacement Saab brake pads & discs fitted, Saab hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Saab Suspension System
Saab replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Saab Gearboxes
Saab Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Saab gearbox

Saab Performance Spares
OEM Saab parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Saab Starter Motors
Replacement Saab Starter motors installed

Saab Alternators
Replacement Saab alternators fitted

Saab Electrical Components
Saab electrical faults repaired using Saab OEM components - Saab sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Saab Autoelectrics
Saab electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Saab engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Saab Body Panels
Replacement Saab panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Saab Panel damage repairs

Saab Cooling System
Replacement Saab radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Saab engine at its optimal operating temperature

Saab Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Saab paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Saab different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Saab Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Saab Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Saab Clutches
Saab clutch repairs Ipswich - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Saab Clutch kit

Saab Timing Belt - Saab Cambelt
Saab Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Saab service or if the Timing Belt on your Saab has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Saab Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Saab model

Ipswich Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Saab brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Modern Saab braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Saab Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Saab disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Saab rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Saab disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Saab Brake Servicing - Saab Brake Discs and Pads

if the Saab brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Saab Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

If the Saab brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Saab brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Saab should wear first

Saab Brake Inspection Elements

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake calliper operation

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Handbrake function and travel

And carry out the following maintenance of your Saab braking system:-

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

ABS warning light operation

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Adjust handbrake

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Brake pipe Condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Saab Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Saab steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Saab steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Saab tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

Your Saab steering inspection can include:-

Saab Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Steering Condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Saab Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Saab Timing Belt or Cambelt

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

Generally Saab belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Saab that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Saab Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Saab parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Saab timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Since Saab Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Saab

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Saab Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Saab vehicles

Saab Re-Mapping Ipswich
The Saab ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Saab fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Saab Engine Mapping
The Saab ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Saab Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Saab Oil Change Frequency

Oil & Filter Change
A new Saab oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Saab engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Saab engine fails

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Saab motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Saab engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Saab performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Saab engine increases

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Saab recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Saab running smoothly

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Saab engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Ipswich:- Saab Replacement Clutch

The Saab clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theSaab transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Saab Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Saab clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Saab Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Saab Clutch kit:-
Saab clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Saab clutch slave cylinder

Ipswich Exhaust Fitting Saab

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Saab exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

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Saab ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined

Saab Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Saab AC Condenser
  • Saab AC Receiver Drier
  • Saab AC Fluid Top Up
  • Saab AC Radiator
  • Saab AC Pump
  • Saab AC Evaporator
  • Saab AC Compressor

Saab Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Saab Fuel Filter
  • Saab Transmission Filter Kit
  • Saab Air Filter
  • Saab Oil Filter
  • Saab Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

Saab Electronic Sensors

  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Saab Temperature Sensor

Saab Electrical

  • Saab Lambda Sensor
  • Saab Alternator
  • Saab Cooling Fan
  • Saab Fog Lights
  • Saab ECU Mapping Remap
  • Saab Starter Motor
  • Saab Ignition Coil
  • Saab Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Saab Eibach Pro Kit
  • Saab Tail Lights
  • Saab Spark Plugs
  • Saab Fuel Pump
  • Saab Electronic Control Unit
  • Saab Window Motors
  • Saab Bulbs
  • Saab Heater Blower Motor
  • Saab Water Pump
  • Saab Thermostats
  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Heater Core
  • Saab Headlights
  • Saab Parking Light
  • Saab Antenna

Saab Wheel & Axle

  • Saab Axle Assembly
  • Saab Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Saab Tyres
  • Saab Ball Joints
  • Saab Control Arm
  • Saab CV Joint Boot Kit

Saab Braking System

  • Saab Brake Compensator Valve
  • Saab Brake Master Cylinder
  • Saab Brake Drums
  • Saab Brake Discs
  • Saab Brake Calipers
  • Saab Brake Servo
  • Saab Brake Pads
  • Saab Brake Rotor
  • Saab Brake Slave Cylinder

Saab Clutch Kits

  • Saab Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Saab Clutch Kit
  • Saab Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Saab Clutch Pedal
  • Saab Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Saab Flywheel
  • Saab Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Saab Clutch Cable

Saab Exhaust Systems

  • Saab Silencer
  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Exhaust System Complete
  • Saab Tailpipe
  • Saab Muffler
  • Saab Exhaust
  • Saab Exhaust Manifold
  • Saab EGR Valve
  • Saab Lambda Sensor
  • Saab Exhaust Box
  • Saab Exhaust Pipes
  • Saab Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)

Saab Engine Components

  • Saab Fuel Injector
  • Saab Ignition Coil
  • Saab Engine Mounts
  • Saab Pistons and Cylinder
  • Saab Timing Belt Kits
  • Saab Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Saab Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Saab Timing Chain Kits

Saab Gaskets

  • Saab Valve Cover Gasket
  • Saab Cylinder Head Gasket

Saab Oil & Hydraulics

  • Saab Oil Sump and Plate
  • Saab Fuel Cap
  • Saab Oil Cap
  • Saab Oil Pump
  • Saab Oil Filter
  • Saab Oil and Hydraulic Fluid

Saab Misc

  • Saab Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Saab Throttle Body & Cable
  • Saab Struts
  • Saab Hood Emblems
  • Saab Radiator Pipes
  • Saab Radiator
  • Saab Power Steering Hoses
  • Saab Steering Rack
  • Saab Power Steering Pump
  • Saab Wiper Blades
  • Saab Serpentine and V Belt
  • Saab Shock Absorbers
  • Saab Windscreen Wipers
  • Saab Tie Rods

Suspension Saab

  • Idler arm
  • Suspension Struts
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Saab bush wear
  • Struts
  • Ball Joints
  • Saab Additional Suspension Components
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Saab Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Tie Rods
  • Sway Bar
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock Absorber performance

Common Saab Problems

  • Window stuck
  • Spongey Brakes
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Heater Not Working
  • Saab Check Engine Light On
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Clutch Slave Cylinder Leaking
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Saab Immobiliser
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Coolant Leaking
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Saab keeps stalling
  • Slipping when cold
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Saab Radiator fan not working
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Engine Overheating
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Engine Misfires
  • Clutch juddering
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • My Saab Won't Start
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Engine Stalls
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Saab Headlights not working
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Saab Lights not working
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Block Saab Fuel Injector
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Warning Lights On
  • Judder when braking
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Saab MOT Emissions Failure
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Knocking sound
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Clogged Saab air filter
  • My Saab Does Not drive Straight
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Can't get into gear
  • Metal Particles in Fuel Filter
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