Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 11:37:41 -0400
From: Steve Brezina <>
Subject: Re: 88 saab 900- can't figure it out!

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 >> `'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'``'*:-.,_,.-:*'`

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