Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:53:28 -0500
From: "Kenneth S." <>
Subject: Re: Thinking of buying a 1999 SAAB 95

Once was Bob wrote: > > On 27 Nov 2002 13:52:05 -0800, (Eric) wrote: > > >Greetings; I am a new member of GOOGLE groups but a long time reader > >of your wisdom regarding SAABs. I currently have a 1996 900SE that is > >giving me lots of "check engine" problems and am thinking of trading > > Not to change the subject... but I assume you've changed the gas cap ? > > Bob I had check engine problems in my 1996 900SE in the early part of last year, and endured repeated and tiresome visits to the dealer to try to get them fixed. Finally, the dealer resoldered some wiring, and that took care of the problem for just over a year. Then, a few weeks ago, it came back. Just as before, the check engine light came on for no apparent reason, as I was stopped in traffic. It stayed on, but there was no difference in the driveability of the car. This time I took it to an independent Saab specialist. They said they were getting a trouble code indicating a vaccuum leak, but there was no sign of a vaccuum leak in the engine. They recommended getting a new gas cap, although I said that I had had the gas cap tested at the time of the last round of problems, and there was nothing wrong with it. So I got a new gas cap, and in the intervening two weeks the check engine light hasn't come on again. (Of course, part of the reason may be that I don't drive the Saab much, and normally drive my endlessly reliable and fun-to-drive Mazda MX-5 Miata.)

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