Date: Fri, 09 Mar 2001 06:27:01 GMT From: "RWS_1" <lilpickles1nopsam.com> Subject: O2 Sensor on Saab, SAME AS FORD!
"Alvin Carter" <al-crtrnopsamspring.com> wrote in message news:986d8k$5d$1nopsam.atl.mindspring.net... > I have a 1987 SAAB 9000 Turbo with 180,000 miles. The SAAB mechanics says I > need a new O2 Sensor. How do you know when you need one? > > When it fails a state emissions test. My 1988 900SPG(turbo) failed a few years ago. The engine ran fine, but the state said "NO." I contacted the dealer and they wanted somewhere around $150 for a new sensor. I found out that the new Bosch sensor is the same sensor that's on every Ford Tordass on the road. The only difference is the three wires from the sensor go into a Saab plug (and about 115 bucks). The Bosch sensor for the Ford is about $35. My parts supplier sold me the $35 Bosch sensor along with three wire connectors to reconnect my old Saab plug into the wiring harness. For a $35 fix my car passed the state test and runs perfect.