Front driver window will not roll up or down.

Asked by Nov 27, 2011 at 02:15 AM about the 2003 Saab 9-3

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The front window will not roll up or down. It does make a noise, like the switch is trying to power the window. I can pull the window up manually, by placing my hands on either side of the window, but it still 'falls' down. Suggestions, advice?

4 Answers

345

Hi, window problems on Saabs are pretty common. Many are usually related to window regulator failures but I suspect yours may be attributed to window roller (green roller) failures. When the regulator fails the window typically begins to go up and down crooked and when the green rollers fail the window will fall into the door. Hence, one possibility is that your plastic roller that slides along the bar has snapped. You have to replace it otherwise the next time you close your door, the whole window will fall into the door.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
40

If you have the 'cable and rail' regulators: the clips (connecting the cable to the glass and guiding the glass on the rail) commonly break. If you have the 'scissor style' regulator: the green rollers (running in channels) break. Both in stock. Visit: www.regulatorfix.com

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

My car have problem front windows showing they don't have power

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
30

I have a Saab 93 aero estate. Driver window has gone down, is open, but won't go back up??? Any suggestions

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

9-3

Looking for a Used 9-3 in your area?

CarGurus has 987 nationwide 9-3 listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Saab 9-3 Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    870
  • #2
    Mark Grignon
    Reputation
    460
  • #3
    T_S_T
    Reputation
    440
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Saab 9-5
3 Great Deals out of 295 listings starting at $2,075
Used BMW 3 Series
1,089 Great Deals out of 33,465 listings starting at $1,000
Used Audi A4
284 Great Deals out of 11,973 listings starting at $199
Used Honda Accord
1,041 Great Deals out of 58,767 listings starting at $1,099
Used Ford Mustang
607 Great Deals out of 36,332 listings starting at $899
Used Volkswagen Jetta
602 Great Deals out of 34,792 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Civic
766 Great Deals out of 69,788 listings starting at $1,499
Used Volvo S60
147 Great Deals out of 7,909 listings starting at $1,500
Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class
722 Great Deals out of 28,281 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2011 Saab 9-3 For Sale
42 listings starting at $4,495
2010 Saab 9-3 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 61 listings starting at $4,888
2009 Saab 9-3 For Sale
41 listings starting at $4,995
2008 Saab 9-3 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 147 listings starting at $2,995
2007 Saab 9-3 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 111 listings starting at $1,900

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.