Date: 16 Jan 2005 18:07:06 -0800
Subject: 94 9000 engine racing problem

For the past 12 months I have been having a problem with my engine racing. Here are the specific symptoms: * Approximately every other week, after running for 10+ minutes, the engine will suddenly start racing. * It will rise from 1k rpm to 3k. Often it will then surge from 1k to 3k every second or two. * If I accelerate, sometimes the engine RPM will rise but then not fall for a while when I take my foot off the gas. If I turn the car off for a minute or so and then restart it, the problem will disappear. I took it to two local SAAB dealers. One replaced the IAC-that didn't fix it. The other suggested a new ECU / computer for the engine-- I picked up a used one but that didn't fix it either. That same dealer then told me it was a "known and unsolvable problem" with Saabs and was related to the fact that I was the only driver of the car and I didn't vary my driving style enough-- this didn't make any sense to me! Does anyone have any ideas here? I'm at my wits end!

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