Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 10:33:46 PST From: mojavegnospamveg.lsan.mdsg-pacwest.com (Everett M. Greene) Subject: Re: Fuel Tank Baffles Cause Stall?
rickd2nospamast.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.