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Date: Sun, 24 Apr 2005 15:14:43 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: TCS, Limp Mode, CEL fix and dear lord it was obscure.

Salutations: On Sun, 24 Apr 2005 08:18:07 -0400, Malt_Hound <Malt_Houndnospamm*> wrote: > Dexter J wrote: >> Salutations: >> Right I think its finally flipping fixed, it was Col. Mustard with >> the Candle stick in the library! >> > <snip great report> > > Thanks, Dex. That was a good one, eh? But here's the best part.. it > was *you* that figured this perplexing problem out, not some wanker at > the dealership. That's got to give you some measure of personal > satisfaction. In fact, I'll bet it was a dealership technician that bent > the connector the first time. Those safety switches are a common cause > of the dreaded TCS limp home and one of the first things the factory > guys throw at that problem. I'll bet under the tenure of the PO he had > the switch replaced at a stealership and they caused the connector > problem then. > > Also, you *did* get the car cheaper from the seller because of the > intermittent symptoms, right? Though I don't know how much you spent on > sensors and such, that should be somewhat satisfying. Or did the seller > not disclose all the problems he was having with it? > > Either way, I'll bet she's never run so smoothly in her life... Enjoy. > > -Fred W Well brother Fred, I don't use my dealership here in Nova Scotia for anything since the Service Manager outright dodged the international SRS recall it needed when I brought home - claiming ... 'I needed to return it state-side and get the recall performed there' ... I love the parts folks and the sales guy here in Halifax - but they never get to actually work with my baby again. The dealer service man did have it on the scanner when I first came home with it - but didn't spot it either. But given the nature of the short - I suppose I'm not too surprised really. I only guessed at the problem having been through several systems by hand, re-reading the invoices kept by the previous owner and then combing through in depth - but in the end it was actually confirmed and repaired by Mr Parsons at Halifax Autosport. They have been very good about my 'utility classics' over the years and don't tend to just throw parts at problems. The previous owner was as vexed as I have been and was honest enough about the general problems he could figure out when I bought it. I think it they, and the 100mph+ speeding ticket his son racked up with the machine, finally triggered it's sale to me. I hope I didn't infer that I was ticked with the PO or anything - I really think this is just a surprising engineering choice on the part of SAAB. The 1993 Aero engine management system is *very* particular about voltages and resistance and thusly I would have expected a better connector on an such an evidently critical part. Anyway - I now have several other non-critical things to figure out. Cruise control, limited boost and a regular metallic 'pop' from somewhere near the A-Pillars being the next three (already did the strut mounts - so that's not it). Hope the info will prove useful to my brother and sister SAAB flagellants out there. Again - happy motoring. Nice to hear from you again brother Fred. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Tractors - Setting the Woods on Fire all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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