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Re: 1999 Saab 9-5 SE Sportwagon
Posted by billherbst [Email] (#2137) [Profile/Gallery] (more from billherbst) on Sat, 18 Mar 2017 18:35:19

In Reply to: Re: 1999 Saab 9-5 SE Sportwagon, SRS900S, Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:19:41
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That sound logical to me, but I'm not a mechanic — much less a Saab mechanic — nor am I competent to take on any DIY repairs.

First I'll try having my car guys swap out both IDMs/DICs for the other two used ones I've had since 2006. Those are both TK4.4 (the earlier bad ones), so they may well be kaput.If that turns out to be a bust (as SWEDECAR says is likely), I think I'll just order two new TK4.6 IDMs from eeuroparts and have them put in.

My 1999 Sportwagon has been such a great car. My total cost over 12 years, including purchase price, gas, insurance, repairs, and every other expense has been less than $24,000. Hard to beat that. I don't mind spending $2-3,000 if necessary to get another couple years from the car.
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