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    ABS unexpected activation

    I can do that. I'll need to get a few more pictures of the steps to select the items to snapshot, etc. At the time I installed the hubs, I debated pulling the sensors, but did not. Perhaps not a wise choice. Buggering up the stupid 5 sided "hex" bolts did factor into that decision. I...
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    ABS unexpected activation

    OK, sounds like I need to file a warranty claim with 1aauto for a defective hub. Thanks for the feedback!
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    ABS unexpected activation

    Yes and No :-) The system under the old hubs would sporadically activate the Traction Control: The TC light would come on and throttle was reduced during those episodes. The old left front hub had rusty water in it when I pulled the ABS sensor. Amazed it was working at all. The TC issues...
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    ABS unexpected activation

    I have a 2006 9-7x 4.2 that activates the ABS just before it comes to a stop on medium braking. Doesn't do it on soft braking, doesn't do it on hard braking. I realize these are relative, the point being it does not happen all the time, but can be made to happen consistently under some...
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    ignition key security

    Just to be clear: old key: Lock/Unlock new key: Lock/Unlock/Start old key looks like an original key with inset Saab logo on back with GM and FCC numbers. new key is definitely aftermarket, but has FOB molded to key. No numbers, no logo. When I try and start with the old key, the security...
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    ignition key security

    Timely! I have a reddheaded stepchild with some key and fob issues. 2008 9-7x. PO had a well used primary key, and a new aftermarket key that had never been paired but was cut. I set up both keys when I bought the car, and as far as I recall, both worked for lock/unlock/start. Well used key...
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    Chains

    Thanks all for the Tire advice. I'm actually a big fan of decent winter tires. Long time ago my wife had to chain up to get home in her FWD Saab 9-5. Four gals all helped each other out from the park and ride, and they all made it home. I was informed by my wifre she would never again be...
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    Chains

    I have a set of 18x8 stock GM wheels for my 9-7x. I also have the 20" wheels with Nitto all season tires. I am looking for snow tires for the 18" rims. I thought I would want the option for chains on the 9-7x. Sounds like you are saying chains are of dubious advantage over these Blizzak DM2...
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    Chains

    2008 9-7x manual says no chains. I have a set of autosock chain alternatives for normal times. (In WA 4x4 must carry chains or alternatives when 4x2 are chains required) I would like to hear about anyone's story of making chains work. Basically, I would like to run chains on all four corners...
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    NEED HELP Larger tires

    Is 30.6" the largest one can go on a 2008 9-7x? Looks like the stock 255/55-18 are 29"
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    Saab 9-7x AWD force 4x4 engage

    Understood! No worse or better than the system operating normally and sensing slip. I just want the option to pre-engage when you know you are going to slip. I'm not looking for full time, just want to avoid the loss of traction that occurs in the scenario I described earlier. Same thing...
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    Cannot unlock or lock with key

    Thanks for all the advice and links: gmcman, Mooseman and linneje! Found the "red wire" and attached the lug to the mount point. Needed to buy a M6x1.00 lock nut and all was good. I now have power at all times on the trailer electrical connector. I see they put in a 30A fuse at the factory...
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    Cannot unlock or lock with key

    I purchased a cable and connector for the trailer lights in hopes this could be a fall back. One of the connections is 12V on all the time (per spec, have not checked the 9-7x). My thought was to energize the system enough to get the computer, remote stuff and door locks to work by...
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    97X 5.3 clunk and jerk while making sharp left turn

    My wife's 2006 4.2 9-7x was doing this sort of thing from time-to-time. I found the ABS sensor on the drivers side wheel full of rusty water. After I replaced both front hubs the problem went away. Note: the front ABS sensor needs a five sided Allen wrench to remove the retaining bolt. I...
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    Saab 9-7x AWD force 4x4 engage

    I tried to help a neighbor last winter pull a car out of a ditch. I was on a level packed snow, so almost as on ice. It was hit and miss as the 9-7x wants to start in 2WD, slip the rear wheels and detect the slippage, then slam the transfer case into 4x4, which also tends to slip the front...
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    Cannot unlock or lock with key

    I have the same issue as original post, keys turn the lock mechanism but no resistance and no door unlock. This has me concerned: if the battery dies, to the point the remote does not unlock a door, no way to get into the vehicle and no easy way to charge the battery. Clearly the door panel...
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    Lower Control Arm Oops

    Thanks, Mooseman! Got the bolt and nut installed. 24mm wrench -- I'll let the alignment shop know. Thank you for manuals, too!
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    Lower Control Arm Oops

    Had a bushing fail on the lower control arm 2006 9-7x. Found many of the ball joints worn as well, so opted to do the whole unit replacement rather than just the bushings and ball joints. This involves taking the old unit out and sliding the new unit into the slot on the frame. These are not...
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