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Old 16th June 2019
PhilipGOR PhilipGOR is offline
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Default Saab 9-3, 2.8lt Aero, 2007 Fuel Consumption Issues

Hoping a Guru can assist.

Error Code : Fuel Pressure Regulator performance P0089

Symptoms:

1. The engine light comes and goes.
2. Fuel consumption used to be 9.1 Lt/100 km. now its anywhere from 14 - 33 lt /100 !!
3. Engine sluggish.

I had the fuel pump/array replaced a few years ago. I really wish I could get this sorted out! If anyone has suggestions I would be sincerely grateful.

Philip
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Funny you mention this issue. My wife’s new car is having the same problem. It runs fine for some time, then progressively gets worse. Stuttering, acting like it has a bad misfire, even hard starts and limp mode. Once the car cools down, it’s fine for a little bit. We replaced the fuel pressure sensor on the fuel rail, but we still have the same issues, so I’m going to replace the pump next. From what I researched, it’s either the fuel pressure sensor, fuel pump or there’s a fuel pump controller that you need to drop the tank to access, but the sensor and pump are the culprit like 90% of the time.

I forgot to add. If you have access to a tech2, there’s a pump test you can run to see if your pump is bad. You put a mechanical fuel pressure gauge on the fuel rail and run the program. It commands the pump to run at specific pressures, and you verify on the gauge.
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Change fuel pressure sensor (P/N:12582232).
It is simple to change, just unplug connector and remove 2 screws.
Apply little petroleum jelly to O-ring.

USE RAG TO AVOID FUEL SPRAY TO YOUR EYES!
Fuel rail is pressurized.
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