Date: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 02:35:25 GMT
From: Brian M Howerton <>
Subject: Re: 9000 2.3 turbo idles erratically and stalls.

Whenever there is a problem with electronic throttle or TCS, the accelerator pedal goes into mechanical backup where you'll have no boost and a greatly increased resistance in the pedal. This is a sign to get the car to the dealer for a diagnosis. I had it happen on my '93 9000 CSE and it turned out to be a faulty component in the traction control. Regards, Brian Hilphil wrote: > Car: 9000 2.3 turbo CD manual, '91, 60000 miles. > > Problem: all of a sudden (after parking for 15 minutes) the engine idles > erratically and stalls if not compensated with the accelerator pedal. The > latter is now caracterised by an increased resistance. On top of this: the > TractionControlSystem-warninglight is flashing. > I can't see anything special when I took a quick look under the bonnet. > Once I testdrove a 2.3t with the same problem: I did not buy it :) never > knew what the problem was. > Is this a serious problem? I would like to know something about it before I > turn to Saab :( > > Any help appreciated, > > Gupgo

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