Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 01:25:58 GMT
From: "Eric R. Sterbenz" <>
Subject: Re: Saab Lemon?

RacerX, At first I would have suggested the throttle dashpot, but the time it takes for the problem to occurr is too long for the dashpot to be the problem. I would also have them look at the Idle Air Valve. Those are notorious for being finackey, at least on older Saabs. Also check for vacuum leaks. A vacuum leak can cause exactly this type of behavior. Walt Kienzle wrote: > I don't know much about the 9-3 (yet), but if this were my 9000T, I would > absolutely take a look at the hooter valve (turbo bypass valve). When it > stops working, the engine won't idle any more. Blipping the throttle will > keep the engine running most of the time. Does this sound like the problem > you are having? I think the valve is right on top of the radiator on the > 9-3. It is a round device with two large hoses (about 3/4" diameter) coming > into it at a 90 degree angle with a small vacuum hose also going into it. > With your car being this new, I wouldn't think that valve is bad, but the > vacuum hose could have gotten disconnected. > > With a name like RacerX, do you have a brother named Speed Racer? > > Walt Kienzle > 1991 9000T > > "Racerx" <fahrvegnugennopsamcom> wrote in message > news:OOonV9sh$GA.254nopsamnbbsa05... > > 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. > > > > Good Luck, -- E.R. Sterbenz

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