Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 12:11:17 -0600 From: "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net> Subject: Re: '91 9000T "Check Engine"
Thank you for the information, but I believe your '95 model has the Trionic engine management system, and my car has Bosch LH-Jetronic. While I was looking around, I found a low-priced, backyard-mechanic style code reader for Saabs up to '92 (9000) or '93 (900) for what looks to be a bargain price: $11.99 plus shipping. http://www.actron.com/ in the Garage Sale section. Walt Kienzle "Nel Frikandel" <nelfrikandelnopsamail.com> wrote in message news:13s13vok6j0hvk18sp9je8iv9f4tuate0hnopsamcom... > On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 19:07:58 -0600, "Walt Kienzle" <wkienzlenopsam.net> > wrote: > > >The "Check Engine" light illuminated on my 1991 9000T. Before I go out and > >by the code reader, I wanted to see if anyone has an opinion as to weather > >it is worth buying, or if I should just replace the Lambda sensor and see if > >that solves the problem. > > This could be way off with since yours is '91, and I own a '95 and the > motormanagement systems might differ, but there seems to be a way to > read the check engine codes without a reader. Or at least a rough > division of the codes. > > Turn on the ignition, leave it on but don't crank yet. The Check > Engine light comes on for a couple of seconds, then goes off again. > Than it comes back and blinks a couple of times. The amount of blinks > it makes should give you a indication of what caused it. 6 blinks > indicates in my car that the problem is in the O2/exhaust system, ergo > lambda sond. > > I don't know what the other blink codes are, if somebody knows I'd be > interested to hear. > > Good luck, > > Nel