Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 16:25:07 -0500
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Saab Lemon?


Check your the information that came with your owner's manual. We just got a new car and it listed the states that have lemon laws. Obviously I am not in my car now, but I can check later if still need help on this question. One driving tip, used by rally drivers around the world. Turbos maintain power only if the rpms are up, so they take turns and downshift by stepping on the brake and gas at the same time. They rock their right foot either way to adjusted the pressure on the gas pedal. You could modify this technique by having the car in neutral, but with your right foot on the brake (to hold the car in position) and rock your foot to blip the throttle to keep the engine alive. Practice this someplace safe before trying it on the road. Even when you get the engine problem solved, this can be a useful techique to reduce the damage to the transmission when you downshift. Racerx wrote: > Need some advice. I've got a 99 9-3 manual, that's developed an odd problem > that my dealer is having trouble fixing. After the car is warmed up, it > will not idle while still. It runs beautifully as long as I'm driving, but > without fail, it'll just turn off anywhere's from 5 to 15 seconds after I > get to a red light and put it in neutral. After it stops, it will start > right up. I can coast in neutral, and it stays on, it's only when it is > still. So far, the car has been to the dealer twice (3rd time tommorrow) > and they have replaced the direct ignition cassette, reprogrammed the > computer, installed a new computer and replaced the Trionic 7 unit. They > thought that the Trionic replacement fixed it, and it seemed to for about 6 > hours, (Maybe just a coincidence) but now I'm back to square one. The car > has 9k miles, is 8 months old, and has has been to the dealer a total of 6 > days and two trips in the last 1.5 weeks....again, I'm taking it back in > tommorrow. So two questions.....1.) Anyone know anything about Maryland > lemon laws and 2.) Any ideas that I can pass on to my dealer? > > Thanks ahead for any responses.

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