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    If you plan to keep and use the car you can put...

    If you plan to keep and use the car you can put up with the vibration until it becomes a clunk and you can put up with the clunk until something breaks that cost real money to fix, you can get rid of...
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    Lots of parts need to be moved and removed to...

    Lots of parts need to be moved and removed to replace rear seal and what you describe has multiple possible causes. Take it back to where you had the work done and hope the every now and then...
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    Use the Tech 2 and TIS, BUS testing and resets...

    Use the Tech 2 and TIS, BUS testing and resets are security accessed diagnostics.
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    You can't get into TIS programing without a good...

    You can't get into TIS programing without a good key and with your BCM & PDM errors I suspect a bad sensor busying up the BUS as you didn't mention the engine wasn't running and as I know virtually...
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    Get yourself a mechanics stethoscope and start...

    Get yourself a mechanics stethoscope and start looking for the sound, you can put the handle of a long screwdriver to your ear and do the same thing, but I think the proper tool is better and...
  6. A new Trionic 8 with the Fiat part number can be...

    A new Trionic 8 with the Fiat part number can be bought for around $300, not being able to flash back when I found the part I didn't write anything down so I could be off on this. But if this thing...
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    If TIS isn't working key programming won't work....

    If TIS isn't working key programming won't work. Are you able to get security access and change something as simple as your tyre size?
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    Never seen a Diesel Saab, but expect that DPF is...

    Never seen a Diesel Saab, but expect that DPF is cleared the same way as all new diesel cars, clean the sensor, clean the filter, replace the filter and if that doesn't work you go in for service.
  9. Yes the drivers seat bottom does have a very worn...

    Yes the drivers seat bottom does have a very worn look for a 100K car and I would guess by the way the foam pad is crushed that the main driver was a bit on the heavy side.

    Easy and very cheap...
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    CPS won't give you a traction control failure,...

    CPS won't give you a traction control failure, but the ABS module will.

    Now that you have a pattern figured out its time to get hooked up to a Tech 2 because this is a multiple problem, or one...
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    With no obvious leaks or fuel stains I suggest...

    With no obvious leaks or fuel stains I suggest pulling the vacuum hose at the fuel pressure regulator and giving the vacuum line a quick sniff for the smell of raw fuel. A sticky purge valve can also...
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    F2 is the little 10amp fuse that supplies power...

    F2 is the little 10amp fuse that supplies power to the ECU, pulling and replacing will reset the ECU.

    The CPS is a common problem and bad or not replacing is a smart thing to do. They will give...
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    Several ideas for this irritating little problem...

    Several ideas for this irritating little problem and every one of them comes with questions that need to be answered. Starting with starting and restarting, which could be the security immobilizer,...
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    First things first! Strong fuel odor. Unless you...

    First things first! Strong fuel odor. Unless you have great insurance and don't mind sitting on the side of the road waiting for the fire truck, or watching your garage burn to the ground, if that...
  15. A flaky MAS will send flaky stuff to the ECU...

    A flaky MAS will send flaky stuff to the ECU making it think that acting flakey is the right thing to do. Guessing that pulling the MAS plug at the air intake pipe didn't make any difference and with...
  16. What you're describing sounds like a good old...

    What you're describing sounds like a good old fashion heat riser choke problem, would be easy to find if we still had old fashion heat risers and chokes. With no choke there will be no choke code and...
  17. Got my first Saab about 3 years ago and it is a...

    Got my first Saab about 3 years ago and it is a 9-3 2.0t. The 2.0t is also the GM Echotech engine and every part number for engine and chassis that you can cross reference to Chevy is a third or less...
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    You had a motor that you thought was seized after...

    You had a motor that you thought was seized after the tranny replace and it turned out to be an improperly installed torque converter. Did you lift the drive wheels and put the car in gear with the...
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    Done it and if you can see the obviously bad...

    Done it and if you can see the obviously bad soldier joint it works every time. Seldom works if you can't see the bad connection, way to often these things are still fixable and with the right tools...
  20. You don't need luck when you get a lifetime...

    You don't need luck when you get a lifetime warranty where you don't need to find the receipt because they keep you in the computer. Duralast is the Autozone store brand and if they didn't last...
  21. In the past 12 months I have changed oil, flushed...

    In the past 12 months I have changed oil, flushed the power steering and brake fluid, replaced all springs, mounts, struts, shocks, rear control links, paid for an alignment, bought a hoist and spent...
  22. The online links for this part are endless, this...

    The online links for this part are endless, this is the GM Echotech engine and almost everybody that sells Chevy parts has the GM alternator.
  23. I grew up in a family loaded with new car dealers...

    I grew up in a family loaded with new car dealers and I learned at a young age that if you can't write it off your tax's, the instant depreciation makes buying a new car a bad investment. Buy a used...
  24. If you want to trade for something new, do it....

    If you want to trade for something new, do it. Doesn't matter what you get, every car is a crap shoot and you roll the dice every time you turn the key. If you had asked this question a couple of...
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    Fixing a ribbon cable doesn't require computer...

    Fixing a ribbon cable doesn't require computer reprograming and more likely cause for loss of memory when you turn the car off is no memory voltage supplied. If you loose the clock when you turn the...
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