Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 18:08:48 GMT From: njhokienopsamdu (Chris) Subject: Re: OK to drive 9000 with CHECK ENGINE on?
I've had the check engine come on with both my cars...and with both it's been a complication with the O2 sensor being either dirty or needing replacement. I would try and have the car looked at, but if you must drive, be VERY gentle.... -chris On Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:17:10 GMT, jhubenynopsamd.std.com (Jerry Hubeny) wrote: >In article <3646F8B5.9B724101nopsamam.net>, Scarabe Green ><scarabegreennopsamam.net> wrote: > >>[I've checked DejaNews, but none of the past threads >> really deals with the following questions:] >> >>The CHECK ENGINE light on my 94 9000 CSE-T came on. It's going to >>be two weeks before my busy Saab dealer can look at the car. >>In the meantime, can I drive the car normally? Would it harm the car, >>or be dangerous, or be courting an unpredictable roadside breakdown? >>I haven't noticed anything unusual while driving. >> >>The user manual says: "CHECK ENGINE lights up if there >>is a malfunction in the fuel injection or emission control >>system. An emergency program in the control unit will take >>over, enabling the car to continue its journey with somewhat >>diminished performance. Have the problem checked by your >>Saab dealer ASAP." >> >>Haynes manual says: "If a fault occurs in the EGR system, the >>CHECK ENGINE warning light...will be lit, and the corresponding >>fault code will be stored in the LH-Jetronic ECU". >> >>This is interesting, but what I would really like to know is, >>what could be problem be, and what are the implications >>implications and consequences and consequences of driving >>the car. >> >>Any advice/information would be appreciated! > >You might want to check to make sure that the gas cap is on as tightly as >possible. Maybe fill-up yourself, then turn the cap until you hear three >clicks. It might just be that the only problem is that the fuel system is >not airtight, and that is the condition causing the warning light to come >on. > >It has happened to me both with my '95 900S convertable and my '92 9000. > >Good luck!