My saab started stalling (the engine acts as if it stops running, and then starts running again). This causes the rpms to fluctuate (sometimes going down 1500 rpm before coming back up). However, if I let the engine idle, there is no stalling. The longer I drive it, the worse it gets, until it stalls when slight pressure is applied to the accellerator. When I turn off the car and start it back up, it runs normal for a little bit. This problem has been getting progressively worse and now the car isn't driveable.
Also, when the accelerator is pressed hard from idle, there is a dip in the rpms. However, when in park I can raise the rpms to any level and it will stay there without fluctuating.
The computer is throwing the code P0108, the map sensor is showing higher pressure than expected. I have replaced the map sensor and all vacuum lines connected to the throttle body (they were in bad shape). After doing both of the above, the car seemed to work fine, then 30 miles down the road it was back to the same problem. After this I started throwing parts at it, and replaced the fuel filter, the fuel pressure regulator, and the spark plugs, I also cleaned out the throttle body. These had no effect. Just now, I used a baby snot bulb connected to turbo bypass valve to test for leaks, but it didn't seem to be losing vacuum.
Is Your Car Hesitating. It May Need A New Throttle Position Sensor
Scotty Kilmer, mechanic for the last 46 years, shows how to fix a car that
hesitates while accelerating. It can be as simple as a bad throttle
position sensor, which you can easily replace yourself. And, If you like my
car help, be sure to watch my live car talk show every Saturday morning at
10 AM CST on YouTube. I answer your car questions LIVE there. Just check it
eature=c4-overview . And remember, every TUESDAY I upload a new video, so
don't miss them.
2004 Saab 9-3 Starter Problem One Click No Start
2004 Saab 9-3 was not starting, just one click. I thought it was the
battery at first, and then the starter, but found out the wire connected to
the starter had corroded and broke off. The easy fix was to run a new wire
from the alternator to the starter.
How to reset a Saab B235R throttle body from Limp-Home-Mode
This is a very easy how-to on resetting a throttle body from limp-home-mode
for most OG9-3 and NG900's (and some 9-5's). The dealership will charge you
LOTS of money for this simple 5 minute job. You will also have to have the
check engine light reset, but you can get that done for free usually at
Auto Zone or Advance Auto Parts, or if you have an OBDII scan tool,
clearing the codes will clear the code & light that a reset throttle body
Meet America's Most Obsessed Saab Collector - JALOPNIK on /DRIVE
Bruce Turk turned a childhood love for the Saab Sonett into a 25-year
obsession and a collection of Saab cars, parts and memorabilia you must see
More on Bruce Turk's vintage rally Saab here:
Yes, You Can Build a Sick Vintage Rally Car - AFTER/DRIVE
More /DRIVE at:
~ 700hp Turbo Saab, 312kmh (194mph)
Extreme turbo Saab + 300 kmh
Many viewers have misunderstood this video, so I explain it a little:
-Speed at finish line (1mile/1609m) is measured. Time is not measured.
-First Saab does 1st and 2nd gear with ~half throttle. Second Saab has
limited Boost for 1st and 2nd gear.
- three extra seconds between 0-100kmh typically means ~30meters wasted.
But three extra seconds used in speeds close to 300kmh, means almost
Here is equally powerful RWD cars (if not even more HP's) These RWD's are a
lot faster between 0-150kmh, but
these Saabs are faster from
150kmh-300kmh. You get the point when you compare speeds at finish line.
-A Saab 9-5 driver pushes a little too much throttle @3rd gear and looses
traction. He lifts a throttle and pushes it back, but too much again and
then he gears up 4th, a bit earlier than planned. (optimal is@205kmh).
Earlier that summer I broke one gearbox when pushing too hard on 3rd gear.
With new gearbox and at later event, I drove very gently on first three
gears to avoid breaking it again. I pushed WOT for the first time on 4th
gear @ 190kmh. You can hear it clearly on following video. Engine tone
changes totally around 200kmh. Incar video is from 299kmh pull (at 1 mile
race) Something happened to camera during the run. So I didn't get any
incar video from a 305kmh pull. To see that run from the start line, please
see my other videos.
Here is incar video until camera dies. Start is @1min.
How to Reset Saab Trionic 7 Throttle Body Limp Home Mode
Instructional video on how to reset Saab Trionic 7 throttle body in limp
home mode. Applies to any 9-3 or 9-5 Saab with a black Direct Ignition
Cassette and an electronic thottle body. For US market vehicles, any 9-5
and 9-3s from 2000-2002 and 2003 convertibles. www.strictlysaab.com
Saab 9-5 SID LCD Display Repair
My repair of a Saab SID display, which had lost pixels on the LCD screen.
Ultimately, I discovered the ribbon cable had deteriorated beyond repair,
and I purchased a replacement ribbon cable. A $400 unit was fixed for a
little more than $40.
2011 Saab 9-5 Aero Turbo6 XWD Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero.
Released as a late 2010 model, the 2011 now boasts a panoramic glass roof
along with the great redesign. Overall makes the car have a much more
stately appearance and further set it in a more sport/luxury sedan class.
I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this
car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique
styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details
of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.