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  1. TCS (sudden Limp Mode) problem(s) resolved

    9000 Workshop
    I originally posted about a TCS-related problem by tagging onto another post in Sept. 2017. This new post will recap the problem(s) I had, what was learned and the resolution. Not long after purchasing a '93 Saab 9000 Aero, on a road trip across to the W. Slope of Colorado, the car suddenly...
  2. 9-5 ARC Sporadic electronic system failure

    9-5 Workshop
    SAAB 9-5 ARC 2004: Sporadic electronic system failure. Christmas tree illumination of all sensor lights with key in position #3(on). Gas gauge spikes then falls to empty within 2 seconds. Will start but automatic transmission clangs into gear and requires high RPM to move (limp home?). Sometimes...
  3. Limp Home Mode: Engine Control Module and/or Throttle Body?

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    2009 9-3 Sedan, 2.0T Two weeks ago while accelerating from about 40mph, my engine light came on and the engine switched into Limp-home Mode. No response to throttle, and very bad idle. I towed the car to a former Saab dealer in Concord, NH, now-turned Chevy, but still employing a Saab guy with...
  4. Experience with Stabilant 22? Help needed

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hi all, Elsewhere on this forum, I am asking for help on a re-occurring p2138 error code on my 2006 Saab 9-3 Convertible. The pedal sensor issue that is linked to this code has thus far not been dealt with. The pedal sensor has been replaced numerous of times, but didn't do the job. In result...
  5. TCS, ESP, Gearbox Malfunction on SID after oil pressure sensor change

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I'm thisclose to launching my 2006 Aero SportCombi after the latest incident today. I brought it into a indy Saab shop today to have the oil pressure sensor replaced as it was on the fritz. They swapped it out and we picked it up. About 2 miles away from the shop my wife is driving and the...
  6. Need help diagnosing problem

    9-5 Workshop
    Could a Broken Bypass Valve cause an over boost? Hello, this is my first Saab and first Post so bare with me please. 3 weeks ago I bought my 2000 Saab 9-5 aero estate 2.3t After putting it through Diagnostics it showed P110 (Bypass Valve) and P1304 (Misfire) My mechanic noticed that the waste...
  7. ECM Replacement

    9-5 Workshop
    Hello! I've been lurking in the forums for a while and quietly absorbing info, but this is my first time posting. I have a major problem. Background: 2002 Saab 9-5 Aero 5sp manual, 116k miles, purchased in May with a clean history and all service records being maintained through the original...
  8. Looking for input: cruise ctl, low fuel, TB limp mode

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi everybody... Had an experience on the way home last evening that got me a bit "concerned" while driving my 2002 9-5 Aero (I commute 65mi each way)...but I think I have an idea as to what might have happened - so hoping someone here might be able to validate my thought process, or tell me if...
  9. help resetting a 1997 saab 900 s in limp home

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Bought a beautiful 97 Saab 900 s hatchback that drove like the wind.till the no charge light came and I went from battery to cables to alternator,which I have successfully changed.ok over the past winter suddenly it was impossible to start till it warmed up even then underpowered kickdown...
  10. help resetting a 1997 saab 900 s in limp home

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    Bought a beautiful 97 Saab 900 s hatchback that drove like the wind.till the no charge light came and I went from battery to cables to alternator,which I have successfully changed.ok over the past winter suddenly it was impossible to start till it warmed up even then underpowered kickdown...
  11. TSC limp home mode

    9000 Workshop
    I'm looking at a 9000 (92) that is reportedly in limp home mode - with TSC failure. I found some info here, sort of looks like running the other way from this car is the best bet. True? Or are there relatively easy ways to diagnose the exact component failure without the SAAB Tech2? Please...
  12. Location of Throttle Body Linkage Cable

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Limp Home Mode on a 2004 9-3 Linear Hello fellow Saabers. I'm new to the forum and new to Saab in general. I was admiring the brand from a distance for a while now, but finally acquired a 2004 9-3 Linear 5 speed Manual with 147K miles Turbo. From the beginning I Knew I'm in for a challenge; an...
  13. Check engine light, limp home mode Please help

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    Hello, I am new here and wanted some help badly. I am not that technically skilled, but I need to have some idea what is going on to get it fixed and not waste money. I bought a 2006 93 2.0T sportcombi a few months ago and its been nothing but trouble since. First the fuel pump needed...
  14. Is the Saab dealer scamming me???

    NG900 & OG9-3 Workshop
    quick backstory: I have owned my '02 9-3 for a little over a year. Bought it with about 95k on it (113k now) and its been a gem this whole time. About 2 weeks ago the clutch fell to the floor and car stalled. After all was said and done I had replaced the whole clutch (plate, clutch kit, master...
  15. 2007 Aero Automatic trans stuck in 6th gear after accident

    9-3 Sedan, Cabrio '04+, Combi, 9-3X Workshop
    I have a 2007 Saab 9.3 Aero 2.8T 6 speed automatic 83k miles. The car had a bad incident with a curve. It cracked the rim and broke the CV joint, tweak the shock tower bent the cradle. I put it all back together with new and used stuff. I am having issues with the transmission. The system is...
  16. '04 9-5 Aero idle issue P1230 help

    9-5 Workshop
    Hi, I have a 2004 Aero T7 with idle issue. I've searched internet of many similar issues that headed down different paths and decided to quit searching and post my scenario to get your advice. Yesterday my check engine light came on (solid) and the idle slowed down below 1k while the AC was...
  17. limp home mode

    9-5 Workshop
    hi im a new member :x my 03 9-5 2.2tid linear estate keeps playing up sometimes on motorway drives the engine management light comes on sometimes its fine but other times it goes into limp home mode any ideas as to why it does this as its fairly erratic and could be weeks in between lhm...
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