Date: 16 Jun 2002 21:12:28 -0700
From: (tendor branson)
Subject: Re: Bought used 9000T - Lots of questions!

Atif I. Chaudhry <foonopsamcom> wrote in message news:<>... > I recently bought a used 1990 9000 Turbo through ebay. > > I took a gamble on buying it through ebay cheap but after I bought it I > had it inspected and it is in good shape, for what I paid, a great deal. > So now that I'm a SAAB owner I have lots of questions and any info would > be greatly appreciated! > > 1) Where can I get a manual for my car? It didn't come with one and I > would really like one. try a local saab dealer if not go to a junkyard > > 2) What should I know since I don't have a manual? For instance the > mechanic I had inspect the car told me never to pump the gas before > starting to car and to let the car idle for at least 15 seconds, but > preferably 30-60 seconds after shutting off the engine to let the turbo > spin down. Are there other important facts to know? never pump gas before starting ? not sure what thats about but the info on the turbo is right > > 3) Is there a way to keep the automatic climate control from turning on > when I start the car? Since the A/C doesn't work it is kinda a pain and > not terribly useful in summer. BTW did the 1990 SAABS use the newer > cheaper freon? all cars switched to r134 in 1994 but your car might have been retrofitted > > 4) Is it normal for the headlights to turn off when I stop the car, but > not the parking lights? by stop do you turn off or just sitting at a light ? if they stay on when you shut the car off the headlight switch is in the middle position > > 5) The airbag "SRS" light comes on, the mechanic said that only a SAAB > dealer would have the computer necessary to read the error code and say > what is wrong. Is this true? Is this normal for a '90 9000? > airbags can be tested by the dealers or anyone with an ISAT or TECH2 tester > 6) Similiarly, the "anti-lock" light will come on and off intermittenly > while this normal? see question 5 > > 7) A few times I've had the car stall out while driving, usually while > coming to a stop anyways. I've never had the car go dead while driving > at speed. Am I just leaving it in gear (manual) too long as I slow > down? > if the idle jumps around before it stalls oxygen sensor anything else could be a number of reasons suggest yuo take it to a shop > 8) The car has central locking, how hard is it to add a keyless entry > unit? I know they sell aftermarket units, has anyone added one to their > 9000? I did this to my Subaru without problem, but I'm wary of messing > with the SAAB's electrical system... Alternatively, is there a SAAB unit > I could buy from a dealer? > not sure about this im sure saab sells something like this though here is some other advice if you dont take care of things as they happen your 9000T will turn to garbage and you will be stuck with huge bills when you take it to get fixed i personnally prefer classic 16v 900t as a matter of fact i own three saabs a '84 900t 8v a '87 900 spg and a '91 9000s(my long drive car) and i love them all

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