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    Assuming you used the euro blend PS fluid did you...

    Assuming you used the euro blend PS fluid did you flush the system with new pump install? and if you did what did old fluid look like?
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    Evap codes are usually caused by the gas cap, but...

    Evap codes are usually caused by the gas cap, but not always and things like sticky purge valves a loose vacuum lines get overlooked until they get bad enough to generate other codes. Even facebook...
  3. Controller pin to board contact is a common...

    Controller pin to board contact is a common intermittent ABS problem on many vehicles and fresh solder on the big connector pins is common fix. As cooking the board while soldering is also a common...
  4. Thread: No heat

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    With hot hoses on both sides coolant is flowing...

    With hot hoses on both sides coolant is flowing through the heater core like it should and with no codes your controller is, or at least thinks it is working as it should and you probably have a...
  5. Thread: No heat

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    When asking this question it is important to...

    When asking this question it is important to mention if your car has manual or automatic climate control. My first question is usually are both water lines to the heater core equally hot. At the...
  6. My 9-3 didn't have power passenger seat and that...

    My 9-3 didn't have power passenger seat and that fuse location didn't matter to me, but you can always plug into F10 and give the old jump pack a try. I had an 06 SportCombi, don't know that much...
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    If its a hard code that would be the next best...

    If its a hard code that would be the next best step, but there are lots of soft codes that will clear themselves if the problem doesn't reoccur within a set number of drive cycles. Before spending...
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    Basic OBD code readers only read standard...

    Basic OBD code readers only read standard powertrain codes, all manufactures have specific codes that require specific code set and Saab has a lot of them. Also most late model cars loght the engine...
  9. Pulled seats from Fords, Buicks, Chryslers,...

    Pulled seats from Fords, Buicks, Chryslers, Volvos BMW's and VW's, haven't spent enough time with Saabs to need a seat, but:
    Pulling power seats from a late model at a salvage yard usually means...
  10. Not all USB to 9p serial adaptors are created...

    Not all USB to 9p serial adaptors are created equal, save yourself hours of frustration and search Saab USB to serial adaptors and find the one that works with your computer.
  11. If your XP laptop has a 9pin serial port your...

    If your XP laptop has a 9pin serial port your Tech 2 comes with the necessary cable. If your old laptop is a Dell 620/ 630 I wrote down the installation instructions when I got mine working just in...
  12. Must be a hundred youtube vids on using the Tech...

    Must be a hundred youtube vids on using the Tech 2 with your Saab, never found a useful vid on installing the Saab TIS operating and this took me about a month to actually get it working with my...
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    Before you do anything read your codes, just...

    Before you do anything read your codes, just because something is almost always doesn't mean that its your problem and there are several sensors that could be bad.

    With the TCS light off until you...
  14. That is correct. Do not use the candi interface...

    That is correct. Do not use the candi interface on your older Saab.
    Haven't had a bit of trouble with my Tech 2, had a lot of trouble getting Saab TIS to run on the laptop. The program came with...
  15. Looks to be same as I got which is as good as the...

    Looks to be same as I got which is as good as the GM dealer gets but might not bounce as well. The GM TIS isn't Saab TIS and you will need to add or contact by email as the add suggests and...
  16. I might have responded to the shorted ABS module,...

    I might have responded to the shorted ABS module, but my only Saab ABS problem was an broken wire in the cable which gave me intermittent faults. I have had bad control modules on other GM's that...
  17. Congrats on the Sportcombi Quite often not...

    Congrats on the Sportcombi
    Quite often not starting is as simple with a Saab as it is with most cars and a flaky neutral safety switch at the clutch or position switch on auto tranny are the no...
  18. Thread: Soft top error

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    Tops are tops and fluid is fluid, but you don't...

    Tops are tops and fluid is fluid, but you don't mix fluids. Not going to assume that just because the car is located on your side of the ocean that the right oil was used when the system was...
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    You need to drop the headliner, you don't need to...

    You need to drop the headliner, you don't need to completely remove, but you do need to drop one side and the front down far enough to get working room or you will ruin the headliner.

    Plastic...
  20. Almost all GM parts used on Saab have their own...

    Almost all GM parts used on Saab have their own Saab part numbers and GM did not publish a Saab to Chevy interchange book. Google helps after you make your own and share your knowledge. After you...
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    Without codes you're asking us to second guess...

    Without codes you're asking us to second guess your mechanics opinion and the answers you get will be about as useful as the information you gave.

    If a genuine Saab mechanic is telling you that...
  22. When you can't find a Saab part a Chevy part will...

    When you can't find a Saab part a Chevy part will do and it usually costs a lot less. Even though the Cobalt rides on the Delta platform most of the front steering parts are interchangeable with your...
  23. Thread: Help!

    by Digger
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    Neighbor Jim would have to see the car before he...

    Neighbor Jim would have to see the car before he would could say what's wrong, But:
    The ABS wires usually break at the flex point where they are cable tied near the rear wheels. Your mechanic...
  24. Bit confused by your posting, the link is for a...

    Bit confused by your posting, the link is for a used parts locator and the 9-5 only came as sedan or wagon.
  25. This thing is part of the system and it needs to...

    This thing is part of the system and it needs to be married to the car and that means Tech 2 programing. A new unit needs to be programed and the odds of getting a used unit that is in perfect...
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