Date: Tue, 10 Nov 1998 17:17:10 GMT
From: (Jerry Hubeny)
Subject: Re: OK to drive 9000 with CHECK ENGINE on?

In article <>, Scarabe Green <> 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!

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