Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2000 23:37:30 -0500
From: "Nate t. G." <ngoddardnopsamnect.net>
Subject: Re: 88 saab 900- can't figure it out!


hello, i have the same problem in mine, but it is only particularly bad when the engine is cold, once it warms up to temp it idles relatively decently. any suggestions? thanks. -- Nate t. G. "Steve Brezina" <sjbrezinnopsamhel.math.uwaterloo.ca> wrote in message news:Pine.SOL.3.96.1000409113042.19232A-100000nopsamhel.math.uwaterloo.ca... > > My '88 900 (8v) had similar symptoms about a month ago. It too got a > little better after sneaking into first gear and driving for a bit, but > still wanted to stall about half the time I'd put the clutch in at a > light. > > My mechanic installed a new O2 sensor, new spark plugs + wires, and > cleaned out the throttle body. It wasn't cheap, about $500 CDN, but the > car runs like a champ now. It idles right around 900 rpms everytime. > > > Best of luck, > > Steve > > On Sun, 9 Apr 2000, jel1 wrote: > > > I have a 1988 900 that I have had very little trouble with in the year and a > > half I've had it. But recently it has been giving me fits! > > > > Sometimes it runs great; but sometimes, when I start it, it will get the > > initial gas and rpms, and then come immediately back down and die or it will > > sputter (from the engine, not exhaust), and i will get some blue exhaust. > > > > Usually, when this happens, I can race the engine enough to keep it running, > > and slide it into first. Once I get moving, it really doesn't seem to have a > > huge problem. (sometimes it will try to sputter back out when stopped at > > traffic light) > > > > I have changed the fuel filter, the air cleaner filter, and replace the PVC > > grommet. With each one, it would seem to help, but then the sputtering would > > start right back up. > > > > Anybody have any ideas? > > > > > > > > > > `'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'` > << Steve Brezina >> > sjbrezinanopsamrgrad.math.uwaterloo.ca > `'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'` >

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