Date: Sat, 15 Oct 2005 23:15:52 -0400
From: ma_twain <>
Subject: Re: Throttle Sticking When Changing Gears on 2003 9-3 HELP!

OhioSAAB wrote: > When I change gears, first to second or second to third, the throttle > seems to stick. This does not happen all the time, only occasionally. > I can be changing gears, say from first to second, let off the gas, > depress the clutch fully and the RPM will stay where it was previously > for just a couple of seconds, then it will drop. My SAAB service tech > says that this is normal for SAAB. I am an experienced stick driver > and have never seen this on any other vehicle. Is this really normal > for SAAB 9-3's? Other than this annoying thing, the car runs perfect. > Any help would greatly be appericated. Thanks, OhioSAAB > > As you said, you are an experienced stick driver. What other cars have you driven where you did not see this behavior. I can tell you the 240 series and Classic 900 turbos I drive do not have this behavior. The one 9-5 turbo I drove did not have this issue and I believe it had the same 2.3 engine as the 9-3.

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