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After the tech experts call today I figured I'd share the service history of my '03 9-5 Aero 5MT. The detail starts at 50,000 miles. Prior to that it was just routine service at the dealer. Since 2007 this has been maintained by a brilliant Saab independent who formerly worked at Charles River Saab – the first Saab dealership in the Northeast. I've always changed the oil every 4-6,000 miles so there's no point listing all of those. You can see that since around 150K there's been some significant stuff, mostly replacement of worn-out components. YMMV, but for those of you keeping 9-5s, this is some guidance about what's next. The work in the past 25K miles cost more than the car is worth but I don't care. I'm keeping this thing forever and I haven't found anything that I like as much.
Rear inner sway bar bushings
Belt protector shield
Body work to repair rusted doglegs. (life in Saltville, Massachusetts)
Driver's side heater flap motor
Left axle assembly
Air filter box mounts
Front struts, mounts, bearings
Front outer sway bar links
Front inner sway bar bushings
Drivers side xenon bulb
Emergency brake springs
Coolant temp sensor
Oil pan drop, sludge check
Gas tank straps
Replace flex pipe
Right front wheel bearing
Rear subframe control arm bushings
Left inner driver seal, 0-ring
Manual transmission oil
Throttle body, o-rings
Fuel pump replace
Distributor hole freeze plug
Michelin summer tires
Brake lines rear
Exhaust – flex, center and rear mufflers
Right and left outer tie rods
Front rotors, pads
New Continental Extreme Contacts
Power steering lines
Mid muffler heat shield new
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