Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 12:26:45 -0400
From: "J. Harris" <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 Throttle Housing Replacement?

Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, I didn't see the old part. The dealer states that a vacuum can occur within the housing which leads to this type of failure; apparently, this type of failure is not terribly uncommon. From the dealer's point of view, this failure seems to be "bad luck". Any additional input? J.E. Harris '01 9-3 SE '97 900SE '88 9000T R.I.P. Grunff <> wrote in message > J. Harris wrote: > > For the past six days of ownership, this new to me 9-3 (used '01 SE 5spd > > w/24K) has purred like a kitten. Then just yesterday, after an early > > morning (pre-rush hour) romp at 115 mph, the engine's limp mode was > > activated. This happened during 'normal' city street-driving after a three > > hour+ rest from the morning romp! Seems the Throttle Housing needed to be > > replaced. Can anyone guess/suggest why the housing needed to be replaced; > > romp-related, bad-luck/lemon, par for the course at 24K? > > You tell us - why did the throttle housing need replacement? How did you > come to the conclusion that it did? If it was a garage who came to this > conclusion, did you not ask them at the time? > > The throttle body is a piece of cast alloy. It would only need replacing > if it was broken. Did you get a look at the old housing? > > -- > Grunff >

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