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Date: Tue, 02 Dec 2003 05:44:47 GMT
From: Derrick 'dman' Hudson <>
Subject: rough engine, no power

Tonight my friend's '87 900 started running really rough. I went an listened to it, and it sounds like my BroncoII has been doing lately. For my BII I'm told it's most likely the fuel filter (and will find out in the morning!). My friend said the car also has no power. It sounds as if a cylinder isn't firing or some (or all) have not enough fuel or something like that. In the few seconds I listened to it, it was a steady roar; not surging like my BII does. It was idling ok, not threatening to stall, like my BII. (Similar symptons, but slightly different) What about for the Saab? What are the key points to check? I plan on taking my dad's spark plug socket and taking a look at the plugs and also checking the distributor cap and rotor. (I just replaced those two weeks ago on my BII - first time for that job. I'm learning at the School of Hard Knocks until class starts at the local community college at the end of January) Is there a way to check the fuel filter, or should I just go ahead and replace it anyways? How much do Saab filters run? ($7 USD for my Ford :-)) Where is it located? TIA, -D -- Contrary to popular belief, Unix is user friendly. It just happens to be selective about who it makes friends with. -- Dave Parnas www: jabber:

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