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  1. oldog

    FOR SALE 2008 Saab 9-7x -$4950 - Richmond, VA

    Truck has been sold for $4500.
  2. oldog

    DEAL Rotella t full synthetic

    picked up (2) 5 qt. jugs for $15 after speed perks and 20% off online. richmond, va
  3. oldog

    WANTED J-44586 Seal Extractor

    I used a tiny 1/4" open wrench to pull out the seal. Worked like a charm.
  4. oldog

    2008 9-7x no crank, starter and battery good. Security?

    This problem was solved by purchase and reprogram of a new key. The old key fob no longer works (but the windows and unlock buttons do). What a bizarre problem. I'll open up the old fob when I get a chance.
  5. oldog

    2008 9-7x no crank, starter and battery good. Security?

    Yes its a Saab. I'll try and find out some of these things. Sounds like he wants to make a new key in order to continue diagnosing. Unfortunately he is out of town so I can't give him my spare. Is it possible the chip in the key fob has gone bad or broke?
  6. oldog

    2008 9-7x no crank, starter and battery good. Security?

    I've loaned my 4.2L out and they ran into some starting issues. Apparently the car doesn't crank but with some messing around, may start and run intermittently. The mechanic has it now and said they can bypass the ignition to start the truck , that the battery and starter are both good, but...
  7. oldog

    FOR SALE 2008 Saab 9-7x -$4950 - Richmond, VA

    4.2 inline 6, 124,000 mi., engine and trans strong. $4950 OBO Black exterior with a black leather interior. Moon-roof. Pioneer touch screen Apple car play with backup camera! Ice Cold A/C. Auto-climate control. Sunroof. Towing package. Burns Zero oil. Accident Free. Mechanically Sound...
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    Transmission Upgrades

    What do you think about the Four Seasons brand of trans cooler? They seem widely available and cost competitive with Tru Cool.
  9. oldog

    Preparing for a long haul tow

    Sounds like a great plan. Now I need to research the trailer laws a bit!
  10. oldog

    Preparing for a long haul tow

    Did the bumper removal and tow bar connection on your ranger tow require any drilling?
  11. oldog

    Preparing for a long haul tow

    That's awesome. Now for the dumb question! I assume I would need to buy some kind of trailer lights to go on the Ranger?
  12. oldog

    Preparing for a long haul tow

    That's exactly what I'm looking for! Thank you for this. Good thought! I'm wondering what I would need to do to the Ranger to make the attachment. Would I need to drill into the frame to attach the mounting brackets? I like the idea of the lower center of gravity on the return trip (and...
  13. oldog

    Preparing for a long haul tow

    I have a couple of specific questions on this topic. I have an 08 9-7x I6 with air springs and plan to tow a 3000 lb 98 ford ranger RWD, manual transmission 600 miles this spring. I have zero experience towing. Question 1: I was thinking a tow dolly would work fine vs a car carrier. This...
  14. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Thank you. I just got off the horn with the tech and they had a few suggestions. 1. Deflate tires all the way, and re inflate, then try. 2. Use the DIC buttons to enter relearn mode. (Already tried and can't do that) 3. Go to a shop that can use a more powerful scan tool to enter relearn...
  15. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Well, still can't get these things to relearn. Is it worth purchasing a different relearn tool? If I started over on this, I would have just ponied up the $65 per tire and have Discount tire take care of this from the start. Or buy an '07 or earlier to avoid the sensors altogether!
  16. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    So far no luck with the relearn tool! Going to try again, I even pulled and replaced the LGM fuses thinking that might help. I am pretty sure I can enter relearn mode because I can get my horn to beep twice with the headlight switch. Hmm, turning into quite a task!
  17. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Good to hear! Looking forward to trying this out tomorrow. It will be nice to do it in my driveway and not have to drive to a gas station just to refill all the air I released!
  18. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    What attention to detail! I missed that subtle distinction between their OE and Redi-sensor line. I'll give this a shot and let you know. Thank you for looking at this! BTW, pulling the 2 LGM fuses removed my service tire sensor message and flashing idiot light. Although now I see the check...
  19. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Tried the right front and no dice! I was short on time so I didn't try the backs. Obviously that is needed for a conclusion on whether the sensors are duds but I've read somewhere to reset the lift gate module by pulling fuses. I suppose that can't hurt. Please tell me I got the right ones...
  20. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Good call, I'll give it a shot and report back.
  21. oldog

    TPMS Sensor Relearn Procedure

    Hi All Happy New Year, I can't get my new tires sensors to be recognized by my 08 9-7x 4.2 Purchased new VDO-branded sensors and just had them installed (but not relearned) I am following the owners manual to relearn the new sensors and am unable to get the front drivers side sensor to be...
  22. oldog

    Front Windshield Distortion

    Here's one. 00-08-48-005D SEPTEMBER 2010 Body - Vehicle Glass Distortion Information They are blaming automatic car washes.
  23. oldog

    Front Windshield Distortion

    Thanks for the feedback. I was curious is this was common to the platform or perhaps specific to the acoustic glass in the 9-7x.
  24. oldog

    Front Windshield Distortion

    Since purchasing my 2008 9-7x last year I've cleaned my windshield in every way possible, including polishing, razor blade, various chemicals, baking soda, etc. This includes both exterior and interior. Still have a pattern/distortion that drives me nuts. I am guessing the plastic sandwiched...
  25. oldog

    KBB values 9-7x vs Envoy vs Trailblazer

    Nada clean trade-in values* Saab $4400 Chevy LT 4wd $5950 GMC SLT 4wd $6700 *all 2008 4.2i w/tow package. leather, premium bose, 115,000 mi. Central Virginia Interesting that Nada clean trade-ins are higher than Kbb PP "Good" values.
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    KBB values 9-7x vs Envoy vs Trailblazer

    Has anybody noticed the discrepancy between the Saab and it's counterparts? According to KBB my 2008 Saab 9-7x 4.2 w/ 115K mi in good condition is valued (private party) at $4091 A 4wd Trailblazer LT w/leather is $5176 An Envoy SLT is $5,500 I get it that Saab as a company doesn't exist...
  27. oldog

    "Atlas Shrugged...!" An Excellent Technical Article on the GM In-Line 4, 5 & 6 Cylinder Engines

    I wonder why the "innovative" plastic valve cover was dropped for aluminum in later versions.
  28. oldog

    Backup Lamps Wiring for Backup Cam 08 9-7x

    Good to know. I had the battery load tested and checked out fine. Didn't get a strange voltage drop all weekend. It's a little disconcerting when that happens while I'm driving 50 mph. Backup camera is connected to my red accessory wire and seems to powering on and off fine. I've...
  29. oldog

    Backup Lamps Wiring for Backup Cam 08 9-7x

    interes Interesting, I've heard they were a common issue but wasn't sure about the Saab with it's unique key position. Is that typical to cause the flickering/power loss? Interestingly, I haven't been able to replicate the problem in my last 3 drives.
  30. oldog

    Backup Lamps Wiring for Backup Cam 08 9-7x

    Thank you everybody. I decided I am going to tap into the red accessory wire at the head unit to power the camera. now I have a new problem . I've unhooked my camera entirely for now, but when driving my voltage drops every once in a while. All the dummy lights come on for a moment, then...

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