Date: 16 Aug 2003 12:35:40 -0600
From: andrewunix <agreenbunopsamnet>
Subject: Re: Check engine light on a 1996 900SE


Fri, 15 Aug 2003 15:55:32 GMT, nooneyetnopsamhere.net suggested: : On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 09:54:35 -0400, "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com> : wrote: : :> Secondly, since the car has 83,000 miles on it, it's likely soon to :>need a new oxygen sensor. Do I really need to pay $400 for this part :>(which is what the Saab specialist told me they cost). Also, is putting :>in a new O2 sensor an easy DIY job? : : Try www.eeuroparts.com first. I've heard of people using a "standard" : Ford sensor to replace the Saab one. You might do a search on this : group in google using "Ford" as a keyword. AFAIR, you have to splice : the wires for the Ford sensor, but otherwise it is the same. The : sensor is DIY but you will possibly need to buy a special socket to : fit down on it and around the wires. They sell them at most good auto : parts stores. I would not worry about it unless/until you have a : problem. They sometimes go many miles without issues. : : Bob Unfortunately, IIRC, the 1996 model has *two* oxygen sensors: one in the front, and one in the rear. About $300 or so for both of them if you get the Saab parts. Of course, this may be different if you have the V6. -- agreenbu Return to Main Index

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