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I just bought a 2003 Saab 9-3 about a month ago and now the fuel lever on the dashboard keeps going up and down after I fill up the tank with gas.

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

It starts up fine as of right now I have been told to wait until the odometer hits 300 that's when I should fill it back up.

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 9-3 yourself? What have you tried so far?

No I have been trying to find an auto repair shop close to my area but no luck at all. All the dealers are so far away.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Yes the engine light on the dashboard also lit up and I don't know what I'm suppose to do it's saying that there is an engine malfunction, and the other issue I have is that the drivers side window won't roll down all the other windows are fine except the drivers side please help me find an auto repair shop close by that has certified SAAB mechanics to help me fix this vehicle

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Saab
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Saab Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago
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Saab Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago

Hey how are you

1-The fuel level sensor is part of the fuel pump module in the fuel tank, common failure ,unfortunately fuel pump will have to be replaced as one unit that will solve the fuel gauge issue for you

2-click on link to view location and steps for removal

3-Give me your location or what state or county u live in and i can search for a local shop or somewhere close to you that work on saab

4-Fuel pump labor and part #

2003 Saab 9-3 (9440) L4-2.0L Turbo (2.0t)

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Parts InformationOEM Part #Price

Fuel Pump

Fuel Pump

Part # 12805467 $500.00

Labor Information Skill Level Mfg. Warranty Standard

Replace

B 2.2 labor hours

Does Not Include: Drain & Refill Fuel Tank.

The window issue ,that could be several things ,we need have it scanned , there is bcm module, window relay ,etc,, this will need gm tech II scanner to read the faults

you can try resetting the windows using the below procedure

Master reset Procedure

1- Disconnect Battery Cables ( Negative & Positive Cables )you can use any electrical wire as an extension if battery cables don't reach .

2- Hold cables Together for 60 secs ,then let go

3- Wait 30 minutes

4- Make sure all doors are closed

5- Reconnect battery Cables

6- Lock & unlock the vehicles using the key from driver door side (if you have a key fob with no blade key, just lock & unlock using the key fob buttons)

7- Enter the vehicle and attempt to start nd see if the window start working again

Please let me know

Thank You

Chad Farhat

ASE Certified Technician

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I live in California So San Francisco area code 94080.
Saab Mechanic: Chad Farhat, ASE Certified Technician A6 - Electrical / Electronic systems A7 Heating / Air conditioning systems replied 11 months ago
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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Thank you I will call them.
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Do they service SAAB or do they just sell parts?
Customer reply replied 11 months ago
I just want to make sure that they service SAAB. Plz respond
Saab Mechanic: Craig Manning, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
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Saab Mechanic: Craig Manning, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
My information lists them as a certified repair facility.Please remember to rate my service and accept the answer before you leave the site today, it will not end our conversation.
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Saab Mechanic: Craig Manning, ASE Certified Technician replied 11 months ago
You can also take it to any local General Motors dealership and they can service it for you and perform any warranty work.
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