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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 replacing, then the head gasket blew and that and the thermostat has to be replaced.

Now not a week after leaving the shop, the check engine light comes on and the car goes into limp home mode. I had the codes checked and it said the fault came from the throttle position sensor. I've been searching everywhere and cant find anything really specific for this fault and it seems to come from a multitude or reasons from what i've read.


The limp home mode is intermittant, sometimes when the car is turned on, limp goes on, sometimes it doesnt, sometimes it activates in the middle of driving.

The check engine light sometimes turns off and sometimes even flickers making me think it is an electrical problem.

The idle is rough and moves all over the place, sometimes even causes the whole car to shudder and vibrate.

Also, I think there might be something loose in the front drivers side of the engine compartment, near the suspension, I can here something moving around. Could something here be a problem?

The final straw came when in the middle of a drive, the engine stalled without warning and I had to pull over and restart it.

Please any insight would be helpful.
 

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Once it's in limp mode I think the only way to get it out of limp mode is by Techll. Usually only Saab dealerships carry it.
 

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Once it's in limp mode I think the only way to get it out of limp mode is by Techll. Usually only Saab dealerships carry it.
You can get out of limp mode with a simple ecu restart.. Unplug negative side on battery for about 10 min
 

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You can get out of limp mode with a simple ecu restart.. Unplug negative side on battery for about 10 min
Actually about 10 seconds. I've heard that the main issue with the TPS is bad wiring, but you should have your code checked to see which sensor it is. There's the Accelerator Position sensor under your gas pedal I believe, and there's your Throttle Body Sensor, which usually involves changing the whole throttle body. The CEL should tell you which one it is.

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=240842

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=228303

http://www.saabcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=137152&highlight=P2135
 
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