Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 15:33:12 GMT
From: "F.Wills" <> wrote in message
> July 4th I made 2, fairly long, hot-weather trips in my
> '89 SPG 900, and was it was discouraging: the AC just
> couldn't keep up with the heat, and on high position, the
> air flow would  also diminish every time I went up a hill.
> And as if that wasn't enough, my hooter valve, replaced
> just last year, started making 'chirping' sounds.  I was
> expecting expensive maintenance to the AC, maybe a con-
> version, since R12 is now unavailable, and who knew what
> else?  Instead, a 17-cent repair fixed all 3 problems.
> Yep, the vacuum hose to the recirculation vent (under the
> front right side of the hood) had deteriorated and come loose.
> A bit of new hose and a connector and .... it even seems that
> the engine is running better now.
> Check those vacuum hoses, kids, there's CHEAP satisfaction
> out there for some of you.

Yep.  I just had a similar experience with my '92 9000T.  It was giving TCS
faults and going into limp-home mode almost as soon as the accelerator pedal
was pressed at all after starting.  I read out the flash codes which said
there was a TPS fault.  I had nearly resigned myself to getting it towed to
either the local Saab mechanic or the dealership to get it checked out when
I found a vacuum line had somehow blown off from the MAP sensor on the

Luck can be good.

Fred W -

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