Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 18:30:40 -0500
From: "Rod H" <rodhoggnospamnet>
Subject: Re: Fuel Tank Baffles Cause Stall?

let us know if saab does anything for you. I would be upset if I had a car less then 2 years old and had to spend 1g on loose baffles. I wonder what purpose these baffles serve? that gets me thinking about removing baffles from my saab. good luck. <> wrote in message > On Mar 22, 2:33 pm, (Everett M. > Greene) wrote: >> writes: >> > Hi. I'd appreciate any thoughts on this problem. I own a 2005 9-5 >> > (50,500 miles). On a recent trip, the engine started surging, losing >> > power, the engine light came on, then the engine quit. After resting >> > the car a few minutes, it started up and we went another 30 miles >> > before the situation repeated. After another rest, we made it home. >> >> > The Saab dealer kept the car a few days, trying to replicate the >> > problem, which they finally were able to do yesterday. They diagnosed >> > it as loose baffles in the fuel tank, and will replace the tank >> > ($1000.) >> >> > I trust the shop guys, but I have never heard of a tank causing this >> > kind of problem. Has anyone? Are there other more plausible causes? >> >> > I really appreciate any thoughts you may have. >> >> Sounds very much like the failed fuel tank pump failure >> I had many years ago. Everything works fine until you >> need fuel in larger quntities (going up a steep hill, >> for instance) or it gets especially hot. Hard to >> diagnose because all the usual test appear normal.- Hide quoted text - >> >> - Show quoted text - > > > Thanks...I asked the tech about the fuel pump...he was confident it > was okay, and the problem was the loose baffles in the fuel tank > blocking fuel flow...the techs have been pretty good in the past. In > any case, I picked up the car today after the new fuel tank was > installed. No stalls, although it seems to run a little rough, and > idles around 800 rpm, which seems high. We'll see. I did contact Saab, > made my case, and they are reviewing, with a decision expected any > time. > > Thanks again. >

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