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Date: Tue, 28 Nov 2000 18:55:30 -0800
From: Kimo Saaby <>
Subject: Re: What is it?.......

I believe.... It's the APC solenoid. It transfers electrical info to the car's "brain" to correct knocking & ping &.... The fact that it's ticking means it's working. But it's ticking for a reason - probably to compensate for a problem in the system. It SHOULD be plugged in. Mine was ticking & then my fuel pump died..... I replaced the fuel pump & no more ticking (?) (!) Brian Ladd Code wrote: > Salutations, > > I have 1988 Saab 9000 Turbo (100k miles) and of course have no manuals nor > can I seem to locate any. I'm trying to identify a part. It sits near the > top driver's side of the radiator, there are 3 vacuum hoses attached to it > along with an electrical connector. When the electrical connector is > plugged in the piece makes a loud ticking sound. It was unplugged when I > bought the car (unfortunately it wasn't noticed at time of purchase). > > The dealer (non-Saab lot) who I bought it from had their mechanic look at it > but he didn't seem to know what it did, which isn't surprising as his "tooth > to head" ratio was pretty low. Anyways, for the most part the car runs > ok...sometimes it goes thru a spell of stalling when I come to a stop but > starts right back up fine. I am wondering if this unknown piece that is > unplugged is part of that problem. Thanks for your help. > > Charlie > >

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