Date: 22 Mar 2007 16:00:24 -0700
From: rickd2nospamast.net
Subject: Re: Fuel Tank Baffles Cause Stall?


On Mar 22, 2:33 pm, moja...nospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com (Everett M. Greene) wrote: > ric...nospamast.net 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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