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Frequently asked questions about Saab glow plugs replacement & repairs

Read our answers to questions about glow plugs replacement costs, symptoms and more.

What does a glow plugs replacement on my Saab involve?

  • The mechanic will pre-soak the glow plug threads with penetrating oil or similar and wait for it to take effect.
  • Mechanic will then ease the glow plugs undone and remove them one by one
  • New glow plugs will then be installed
  • Engine start up will be tested and error codes cleared down

What are the symptoms of bad Saab glow plugs?

You may experience some of the following symptoms

  • Glow plug warning light flashing when the ignition is switched on
  • Engine management warning light (EML) lit
  • Struggling to start from cold
  • Excessive fuel consumption while the engine warms up

How long will a glow plugs replacement take on my Saab?

On average, glow plugs replacement times can range from 1 to 2 hours with an average of just over 1 hours. The time that the job takes will depend on a number of factors, like your vehicle's make and model, year, as well as other factors. Select your car at the top of this page for information on job time and cost for your vehicle through ClickMechanic.

How often should Saab glow plugs be replaced?

The majority of diesel vehicles will go through their life without requiring them to be changed, however like all electrical units, they can fail. If you are experiencing any of the listed symptoms, ideally would have the glow plugs changed as soon as possible. If the engine is starting OK, though and there is no EML lit, then get the glow plugs changed when you are able to.

How long do glow plugs last on my Saab?

You can expect glow plugs to last at least 100,000 miles but they can become faulty at an earlier stage so may need replacing accordingly.

How many glow plugs do I need for my Saab?

You need one glow plug for each cylinder in your engine so a 4 cylinder diesel engine will need 4 glow plugs.

How do you know if your Saab glow plugs need changing?

Some tell-tale signs that your glow plugs may need changing include:

  • Engine misfiring
  • Rough idling
  • Decrease in fuel efficiency
  • Difficulty starting the car (especially in cold weather)
  • Dark or black-coloured exhaust smoke

Can local garages offer home collection and delivery for Saab glow plugs replacement?

Yes, many local garages are able to offer collection and delivery for a glow plugs replacement on your Saab. With ClickMechanic collection & delivery is free if your vehicle is drivable. Once booked a mechanic will pick up the vehicle on the day and time of your choice, do the work, and return the vehicle at a time convenient to you. Simply enter your vehicle registration number and postcode to get an upfront price for a glow plugs replacement on your Saab.

Can mobile mechanics do Saab glow plugs replacement at my home or office?

Yes, mobile mechanics can do a glow plugs replacement at your home or office on your Saab, provided there is a safe and sufficient space to conduct the repair or replacement. With ClickMechanic, once booked for a date and time of your choice, your booking will be offered to vetted mobile mechanics in your area.

How much does a Saab glow plugs replacement cost?

The cost for a Saab glow plugs replacement depends on the model of your Saab. See the averages for different models below. We use industry standard data & millions of data points so you know what you should be paying.

These estimates may include Glow plug.

Name Average Cost
Saab 9-3 £146 Get exact price
Saab 9-5 £132 Get exact price

Estimates on average repair costs, such as the above results for a glow plugs replacement, are based on ClickMechanic's quote data which combines multiple third-party sources. Actual costs may vary. We provide estimates on average repair costs for information only and accept no liability for any inaccuracies or errors. If you think an estimate is incorrect, please contact us to let us know.

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