1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Armitage Shanks {p}
Partners SAAB's air con ahs just failed, first problem in 7 years, with the air con at least! Advice please. Should she get it fixed now or switch it off and leave it until the Spring? At this age of car I guess the gas has finally gone. There is an excellent mobile dervice near her so it is no problem getting it fixed. Now or in the Spring?
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - nick
Now and use it over the winter. A/C needs using to keep it in good fettle and it'll stop your windows misting up.
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Altea Ego
may be that 1993 SAAB is trying to tell you something? It seems to have its hand in your wallet again.
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1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Armitage Shanks {p}
TVM. Yes and no! A political answer! Having sorted the injection which was unscheduled and costly I don't think a first a/c fault on a 7 year old car is a cause for too much heartache! Thanks to the poster who saying fix it and use it, too!
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - cheddar
1993, 7 years old, which is it?
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Armitage Shanks {p}
Sorry I have GCSE A* in maths and I can't take 7 from 2006 in my head! It is 7 years old = 1999, a very early 9-3, when it replaced the 900, with cosmetic differences only ie still really a Vectra under the skin!
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - cheddar
It is 7 years old = 1999, a very early 9-3, when it replaced the
900, with cosmetic differences only ie still really a Vectra under
the skin!


In UK terms a Cavalier actually and none the worse for it, the 9-5 is based on the 95 to 02 Vectra.

Yes, get it fixed now and use it through the winter periodically, otherwise if it has lost its gas then seals will dry up the compressor may seize etc etc.
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Micky
">first problem in 7 years, with the air con at least! <"

Has it lasted 7 years without a recharge? That must be some sort of record!
1993 SAAB 9-3 Aircon Fail - Adam {P}
Mine only needed a recharge for the first time earlier this year. 1999 Focus.

No record though - I'm sure I read on here about someone's Civic lasting 13 years.
 

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