Date: 23 Aug 2005 12:17:50 -0700 From: "es" <saab9turbonospamo.com> Subject: Re: 92 9000 engine quit while driving?
Charles wrote: > Johannes wrote: > > > > > > > Charles wrote: > > > > > > We bought a 92 9000 Turbo 2.3l today. It is red. It has a few minor > > > dings but otherwise is a nice car. A few problems: > > > > > >... > > > > > > Last leg of home trip is a steep hill on I-70, starting around 5,500 > > > feet and ending around 7,000 or so. With cruise control on, doing about > > > 70, engine stops. I signal and pull off on shoulder (wife following in > > > 93 900T ragtop). > > > > > > I switch off ignition and try to start. It starts. We start going again. > > > Cruise control again. Go maybe a mile (I am in left lane doing 70) and > > > engine quits again. I turn off while moving (but slow down due to steep > > > hill) and restart. It starts, I take off again, this time leave cruise > > > control off. No problems and in about 5 miles I am home. > > > > > > Any suggestions on these problems or others concerning a 92 9000 w/190k > > > miles welcome! > > > > > > Charles. > > > > Very likely it's the Direct Ignition (DI) cassette. The cassette is not > > reasonably repairable, but easily replaced. I think most people in this > > group have replaced the DI at one time or another. It should last about > > 60k miles or more. > > I suspect you are right. Do these things fail and leave you sit? Should > I carry a spare? > > Charles. hi i have a 1992 9000 cd 2.3 turbo 5spd (parts car) with a good DI and all good parts and if you need anything just let me know at saab9turbonospamo.com thanks and i think it might be the throttle body