Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 22:48:24 GMT
From: "Griska" <greesenospamersucks.net>
Subject: Re: 2002 Saab 9-5 cracked heater valve


As it turns out, this valve is also used in a Cadillac Catera and the Cadillac dealers should have this part. What gets me, though, is as soon as General Motors took Saab over, in my opinion the Saab cars have lost not only their sentimental value, but also their reputation. What a shame. How long ago was your car in the shop? "Bill Jackson" <wjacksonnospamester.rr.com> wrote in message news:C117842F.4163%wjacksonnospamester.rr.com... > If you're talking about the valve just behind the block on the firewall, > me > too. My '03 Aero had this go (at just before 50K, thank you) about a > month > ago. It's called something like a "heater bypass valve" > > Mine was in the shop for OVER A WEEK getting this fixed since there is a > nationwide shortage in this part, seems that there are lots of them > failing. > My dealer had to go get one from another dealer who wasn't terribly > willing > to give it up and had to be told by Saab USA to send it since they too had > been seeing lots of failures. > > If the car has 50K, take it in and demand it be done under warranty > > > > > On 8/27/06 3:23 PM, in article > DimIg.73109$vl5.60099nospamado.ohiordc.rr.com, > "Griska" <greesenospamersucks.net> wrote: > >> I found a big puddle of anti-freeze under my 9-5 which has about 50,000 >> miles on the odometer. Took it into the shop where they found a cracked >> heater valve. The mechanic told me that something like this shouldn't >> crack >> after 50,000 miles and that I should call the manufacturer. >> >> Guess what: The manufacturer is General Motors and that explains to me - >> who >> owned several crappy GM cars in the past - why this car is falling apart >> so >> soon. Does anybody know if there is a recall on these heater valves >> because, >> as I understand it, I am not the forst one to have this problem, Thanks >> for >> the help. >> >> BTW: This is my LAST Saab (GM) >> >> >

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