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: "Lazy" oxygen sensor


neezerman
31st August 2007, 01:01 PM
I have a 1997 900 non-turbo hatchback. A year ago the oxygen sensor was replaced (for unpredicted and significant acceleration/idling problems---a VERY miserable trip home from vacation in the rain with a fully loaded car and 3 bikes on the back). Recently my "check engine" light turned on again even though the car was acting fine and my local SAAB-specialist mechanic told me that the computer was telling him that I had a problem with the oxygen sensor again. He also mentioned something about the catalytic converter as a related problem according to the computer but I can't be more specific than that. However, he also told me that despite what the computer said, he did NOT think that there was a problem with the O2 sensor since he had been working for some time on another 1997 900 non-turbo wherein he got the same message and had replaced the O2 sensor several times, but that never solved the problem. He says that this is a known problem with the 1997 900 but that he has done research and cannot find anything or anyone who can tell him what the problem is so that it can be corrected.
I'd appreciate any thoughts folks might have. The car is going back to my mechanic this week and if he cannot solve the problem, I will take it back to the dealership. If it's truly a known issue, SOMEONE must know how to deal with it. Many thanks.

SteveTheFolkie
31st August 2007, 02:09 PM
you might be better served in the NG900 forum - this is the Classic 900 forum -

neezerman
31st August 2007, 02:11 PM
thanks. I will do that

RWElphinstone
31st August 2007, 02:22 PM
you might be better served in the NG900 forum - this is the Classic 900 forum -

Wow. That is definitely the nicest moderation I've ever seen.

:p

SteveTheFolkie
31st August 2007, 02:59 PM
Wow. That is definitely the nicest moderation I've ever seen.

:pTo quote Archie Bunker "I'm always nice" :roll: . Anyhow AFAIK I only have super powers in the performance side of the table ;)

RWElphinstone
31st August 2007, 03:03 PM
To quote Archie Bunker "I'm always nice" :roll:

Ah, an "All In The Family" reference. A man after my own heart. :p Mind you, my Mom is the spitting image of Jean Stapleton, in both looks and mannerisms, so you can see why I enjoyed the show.

:cool: