Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 20:48:44 -0500
From: amyjo <amyjopiknopsamagonet.net>
Subject: Re: Classic 900 cold start problem


my '86 900s with same condition exactly was diagnose with "bad air mass meter". very expensive part. ajp Four Weis wrote: > I have the Saab Manuals for you car, if you are interested in a better set of > manuals. Unfortunately, rust got ahold of my Saab. > > "Matthew D. Hodson" wrote: > > > I have an 86 900 with the 8v engine, with 104k miles on it. The car runs > > well and has a lot of power, except, soon after starting. Whenever I > > start it cold, the engine catches immediately, but then it won't idle. It > > will die after a few seconds unless I keep my foot on the gas. After > > revving at about 2000-3000 rpm for a minute, then the engine will idle > > fine. Anytime before that, it is an erratic mess. I thought it was the > > cold start valve , but after reading a Haynes 900 guide, I am a bit > > confused. Does anyone have a suggestion for me? Thank you in advance. > > > > Matt > > -- > > I'm gonna die friendless and alone like `Weird Al` Yankovic . > > --Bobby Hill

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