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Previously my car started stalling, slow acceleration, no power when I hit the gas, so I had it diagnosed and it state throttle sensor bad, I just replace the throttle unit, because my car lost acceleration power. Now that is in limp mode how do I return it to normal, so I can enjoy my car?

been to service mechs no one can figure it out

Message"pull out key, turn steering wheel.Restart" appears. Cannot start car, accessories, other than the display, don't come on. Any ideas?

Problem started suddenly. Windshield fogs down although I can hear the fan working at full speed - as well as changing speed. Seems like no air slips out. Tried diagnosing, got up a 02 code after some trial time. Tried again - and nothing. AC and computer is not in order - never has been in my time with this car. Can this be a mechanical problem like something falling down and blocking? OR - relay or fuse?

Lights but no sound

Lights but no sound???

For full front suspension and alignment, is $1300 a fair price? He showed me the knuckle of left front strut was split in 2, and right spring is broken.
Thank you!

it has a pin and goes up and down when the roof goes up and down and it covers the hydraulic parts on either side of the roof.

the car will shut off when it reaches drive temperature. It will start and idle smoothly until shut off and it will not start again until the engine has cooled off. It has a newer crank sensor in it, a new direct injection cassette, new battery, and I tested the voltage to make sure its not the alternator or voltage regulator. One thing I notice was that the radiator fan was not kicking on while it idles and not sure if that has anything to do with the problem. and last thing is that the computer is reading no codes so that's no help either. any ideas or direction would be extremely helpful. I am new to saabs.

Doe saab have automatic switch off when oil has leaked out when driving

I have put a new battery and alternator in it and it still will not turn on.

new plugs new coils, runs fine but ci light still on?

tried manual advice pressing choices on key fob

A few years back I went to boost my battery and crossed the wires on my 2004 Saab 9-3. It is the worst thing you can do. Ended up costing almost $5000 to repair as the whole engine operating systems were fried. Car has not been the same since. Doors open and close still are intermittent, but not prepared to spend any more money. So last thing that is bothering me is Distance to empty on my SID it increases as you drive rather than decrease. Would be nice if that were the case but not so. Any ideas?? FYI when I start the care it reflects reasonably the correct distance to empty but as you drive it increases.

the car is a saab 93aero 2003 155KW manual gearbox. I was checking some other saab forums and it mi be something with the vaccum. Did anybody have a different opinion, have the same problem?how it was fixt??? thank you

single red wire from compressor turns into blue wire which goes ?
Chiltons book has nothing

installed new battery Same prob got diagnostic says alternator running properly.. Could it be the key??

the first time I got gas I flooded my car/engine. had the oil changed and spark plugs cleaned. every time since then, when I get fuel my car doesn't want to start. I also topped off the first three times. I know not smart. when it has more than 3/4 gas my gas gauge doesn't work either.
Thanks!!

The cable inside the trunk of my convertible that controls the trunk trim housing the convertible top when down has broken. This cable raises the trunk panel when the top is up to create more trunk space. I cannot find it, don't know what it's called and don't know part number. Thanks

i took my car to the shop and the mechanic said i needed to replace the control module 1 and 2 cause the lights stay on after i start my car