Saab 9-3 Problems

Check Engine Light due to Electronic Throttle Body Failure on Saab 9-3

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The Check Engine Light may come on because the electronic throttle body has failed. Other symptoms include loss of acceleration, a high idle or failure to return to idle, and difficulty starting.

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Saab 9-3 Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 104,260 (81,000–130,000)
Engines affected: 2.0L 4 Cylinder Turbo, 2.3L 4 Cylinder Turbo
7 model years affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, more2004, 2005, 2008
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check engine light came on and would not accelerate properly. Could not go higher than 10 mph for a good amount of time. it was obvious something was wrong. I could not bring it into the place for a week and only drove it one more time in between. On the drive to the shop, the light was no longer on and the acceleration was normal. They told me it could be the T8 ECM which will be 1000 dollars to fix, but since it is working now to just call with a problem. Took the car out one other time with no problems, and then tonight the same problem arose. Hoping to be able to order a part cheaper or to find out it is something else, like theh 9 degree weather.
Check engine light. Throttle body code. Reset. Manual reset. Kicks code and engine light. Can't smog.