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#1908 of 2237 2004 Aero has bad throttle body !!!!!
Jul 03, 2005 (7:55 pm)
I love my SAAb but I should have known I got a bad one when it broke down the first day I had it. I was doing 70 mph and all of a sudden, the car had no power. After two weeks back at the dealer, they replaced the throttle body ( had to get the part from Sweden).. This has happened two times since and the car only has 28,000 miles on it. Has anyone else experienced this problem ??? I think I have a LEMON !!!!!
#1909 of 2237 Re: Stalling Problems 2000 Saab 95 [wessel]
Jul 04, 2005 (12:13 pm)
Have you checked the fuel pump.?
#1910 of 2237 Re: 2004 Aero has bad throttle body !!!!! [pattyl]
Jul 04, 2005 (12:16 pm)
Not possible to have 2 throttle bodies changed in such a short span. Change your dealer and also explain in detail what happened in the first place.
#1911 of 2237 headlight beam failure
Jul 05, 2005 (5:41 am)
it may happen to you . has happened to many from what i have read in other forums.
this is the way it goes .
you lose the low beam.
the high is good. and you get home with it. maybe ?
then ,you will lose the high beam.
to make the story short.
go to the engine fuse box.
you will see that there are 4 headlight fuses .plus one grey low beam relay,plus an orange low,hi beam relay.
check out the small 4 fuses first . they are in front and next to each other.
if all ok , then the culprit is the orange fuse.
here are your choices ,( i have just learned this over the past few days )
dealer $110 for the fuse plus maybe another $ 60. to install ,etc...or more if they can get away with it )
you---------- and this is what i did after being told how to. $20.
take out the orange fuse by moving the tab on top to the side and then pulling hard on the fuse.
then ,using a small knife pry open the bottom. easy to do,even i did it.
then take out the circuit board .
if you are able ,with a magnifying glass, look at the bottom of the board and you will see that there are 2 or 4 split solders.
or, take the fuse out ,take it to a tv repair place and ask them to inspect and resolder the busted part.
total cost $ 20.
like my granchildren say, ALL DONE.
happy trails again .
and ,in spite of all this and other problems ,this saab is still my favorite car over my mb and others including an fx35.
i may change my mind if this keeps up.
#1912 of 2237 2006 9-5 Spyshots
Jul 06, 2005 (10:51 am)
Front, rear and interior views of the updated 9-5
#1913 of 2237 Re: 2006 9-5 Spyshots [aeronaut]
Jul 06, 2005 (5:23 pm)
Thanks for the photos. Although we have always owned Volvos (among others), SAABs I think have a nicer interior and are more fun. We went on a 400 mile trip over the fourth to ME in our Cross Country and my wife came back a day later in her friend's 9-5. She thought that the SAAB rode better and was a nicer touring vehicle. Incidentally, while in ME we saw lots of older SAABs but the Official Maine State Car, the one that replaced the SAAB, is clearly the Suburu. How SAAB let Volvo and Suburu shoulder them out of this market is a sad story.
I think that given SAAB's lack of resale, a real steal would be a late model 9-5 AERO with the Air conditioned seats. Or a plain jane 9-5 very late model with a stick for real short (under 20K) money. Throw on some Blizzaks come winter and you would have almost AWD. Its real puzzling why the resale, especially in the Northeast, is so low. All those young studs in Bimmer 3 Series must have a fun time getting around in the white stuff.
#1914 of 2237 Re: 2004 Aero has bad throttle body !!!!! [tashfeen]
Jul 06, 2005 (9:44 pm)
The throttle body was replaced only once. The second time the car started to idle really rough the dealer send the connection was no good. The third time I was told there was no clamp holding the hose connecting the throttle body to whatever it is suppossed to be connected to !!!!! Three different dealers have looked at this problem. By the way, the dealer in my city just dumped SAAB and I had to have the car towed 110 miles to the nearest one.Not a pretty picture ((
Jul 08, 2005 (9:52 pm)
I recently bought a used 2000 SAAB 95 (100 K miles) and had the 24 point SAAB mechanical inspection. I had the serpentine belt changed, oil tank leak fixed and oil change. I can't remember if the 'check engine light' was on before I brought it in for inspection, but noticed it a couple hours later after I picked up the car. I brought it in the next day and the dealer assumed it was the sparkplugs so they changed all of them, and it was fine when I picked it up. Then a couple hours later the light came on again. The dealer said that if the sparkplugs don't work then I might have to change the ignition cassette. What exactly is the purpose of the ignition cassette? To start the engine right? Is there a need to do change this? It's quite pricey (they're charging me $500 for it). As far as I'm concerned, my car is in good mechanical order, the engine turns on, hasn't stalled and drives well. So what's your advice? Are there any other factors that cause the engine light to turn on? THANKS!
#1916 of 2237 Re: Need advice!! [jigga_6886]
Jul 09, 2005 (2:26 pm)
Was this bought from an authorized SAAB dealer? (Most dealers that I know won't retail 100K mile cars.) If it was, the gentlemanly thing to do would be to put in a new cassette , no charge, and send you on your way. If it was not from a SAAB dealer, then maybe your state has some used car legislation protecting people from immediate problems such as yours. The 100K miles on the clock though might exempt them.
#1917 of 2237 Re: Need advice!! [blckislandguy]
Jul 10, 2005 (1:25 pm)
No, I didn't buy it from an authorized SAAB dealer. I bought it from a small used car dealer. What exactly is the ignition cassette for? Is it to start the engine? Where can I find out more techincal info on SAAB 95? Currently, my 95 is mechanically sound... the engine runs fine, the car drives well, and all the power options work.
I made a slight mistake in my previous posting... it's actually the 'engine malfunction lamp' that is on when I drive, not the 'check engine' light. I read somewhere in the user's manual that you may still be able to drive your SAAB but performance may be affected.
Is it an absolute must to change the cassette at this point? Thanks for your help!