Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 15:59:01 -0600
From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Saab Lemon?


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. > >

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