Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 04:56:55 GMT
From: CBobchinnopsamCOM (Craig M. Bobchin)
Subject: Re: Question: My Saab hunts at idle..any ideas?


On Tue, 26 Aug 1997 11:44:50 GMT, macmahonnopsamther.net (Rob MacMahon) wrote: >I am the proud owner of an 89 saab 3 door. Cute car. But after I ahve >gotten her warmed up and done a nice long run, If I stop, I get a hunt >in the idle from 500 rpm to 1200 rpm, which is not consistent. It goes >down, attempts to die, and then thrums back up into the 1200 range. >Almost like its overcompensating. Any ideas? My dealer keeps telling >me its broken vaccum lines, but this is the third time I have had this >in as many weeks. Quite frankly, I think my vacuum lines are fine. >Thanks in advance to any responders! > >Rob Rob, Check the throttle body flap. It sometimes has a carbon buildup that can cause the hunting you are experiencing. I had the same problem with my '88 SPG and cleaning the throttle body with some carb cleaner and a long cotton swap worked wonders. Also check the idle dashpot. It may be slightly out of adjustment. Craig President S.C.O.O.T [Saab Car Owners Of Texas] http://members.aol.com/txsaabclub. For e-mail E-mail remove the nospam from this address: TxSaabclub.NoSpamnopsamcom

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