Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 21:17:36 GMT
From: Bill Jackson <>
Subject: Re: 2002 Saab 9-5 cracked heater valve

If you're talking about the valve just behind the block on the firewall, me too. My '03 Aero had this go (at just before 50K, thank you) about a month ago. It's called something like a "heater bypass valve" Mine was in the shop for OVER A WEEK getting this fixed since there is a nationwide shortage in this part, seems that there are lots of them failing. My dealer had to go get one from another dealer who wasn't terribly willing to give it up and had to be told by Saab USA to send it since they too had been seeing lots of failures. If the car has 50K, take it in and demand it be done under warranty On 8/27/06 3:23 PM, in article DimIg.73109$, "Griska" <> wrote: > I found a big puddle of anti-freeze under my 9-5 which has about 50,000 > miles on the odometer. Took it into the shop where they found a cracked > heater valve. The mechanic told me that something like this shouldn't crack > after 50,000 miles and that I should call the manufacturer. > > Guess what: The manufacturer is General Motors and that explains to me - who > owned several crappy GM cars in the past - why this car is falling apart so > soon. Does anybody know if there is a recall on these heater valves because, > as I understand it, I am not the forst one to have this problem, Thanks for > the help. > > BTW: This is my LAST Saab (GM) > >

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