Saab 9-3 Timing Belt Or Chain? (1998 – 2014)

Does A Saab 9-3 Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Saab 9-3. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.


Saab 9-3
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
1998 - 2002 (first generation)2.0 L B204 I4timing chain
2.0 L B205 I4timing chain
2.0 L B205R I4timing chain
2.3 L B235R I4timing chain
2.2 L Turbodiesel I4timing chain
2003 - 2014 (second generation)1.8 L Z18XE I4 (petrol)timing belt
1.9 L Z19DT I4 (turbochargeddiesel)timing belt
1.9 L Z19DTH I4 (turbocharged diesel)timing belt
1.9 L Z19DTR I4 (twin-turbocharged diesel)timing belt
2.0 L B207E I4 (LP-turbocharged petrol)timing chain
2.0 L B207L I4 (MP-turbocharged petrol)timing chain
2.0 L B207R I4 (HP-turbocharged petrol)timing chain
2.2 L D223L I4 (turbocharged diesel)timing chain
2.8 L B284 V6 (turbocharged petrol)timing chain