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Re: Mystery Hose
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Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (#32) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 13:03:27 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: Mystery Hose, Kenny Crippen, Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:26:22
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If the actual wire is exposed, you really want to splice in new wiring - get several inches beyond the damaged insulation in each direction. If it's just missing conduit, my advice is new conduit (Amazon, Summit, wherever) and get some good quality tape for joints, etc. Don't use electrical tape - it'll turn into gooey mess. Use friction tape or a wire harness vinyl tape.

The heater knob issue is not uncommon - it could be someone bypassed a leaky heater control valve, it could be the rod that connects the knob to valve failed or fell off. It's a physical problem you need to look at. Typically removing the radio is enough to at least see the issue.

The flaky gauge isn't uncommon either - IME it's unlikely to be the sensor, more likely to the gauge. Mine does exactly what yours does, and the wiring and sensor are both brand new. (Fortunately) I can watch the temp with an OBDII scanner since I converted to T5, but the gauge still sometimes scares me. ;) It is possible that you have a physical problem, too, though - a bad thermostat could cause the problems you describe. I get that at least diagnosed ASAP - the Saab engine is pretty durable but you definitely don't want to overheat it by accident.

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