Welcome to the world of Saab ! Register
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1

    Join Date
    10 Dec 2019
    Location
    Sarasota FL
    Posts
    3
    Saab(s)
    2004 95 T Arc.
    Thumbs Up:   0

    Saab 2004 ABS unit.

    My 2004 has all the ABS lights lit on the dashboard. I sent off the Electronic section of the ABS unit to be refurbished but that did not fix the problem.
    After another scan from the repair shop I am told that I need the ABS hydraulic unit as a valve is bad.
    I am able to source a 2006 unit but my question is :- Is the 2006 unit compatible with my 2004 car?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

    0 Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Frank
    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - Netherlands
    Posts
    7,816
    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
    Thumbs Up:   117
    There weren't many technical changes between the 2004 and later model years so it seems likely the 2004 unit is compatible with your 2006. Do you know what the codes are? Is this a repair shop that is familiar with Saabs?

    0 Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Saab Nut
    Join Date
    10 Apr 2017
    Location
    Denham, England
    Posts
    425
    Saab(s)
    2011 2.0 9-5 Aero
    Thumbs Up:   59
    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkslad View Post
    My 2004 has all the ABS lights lit on the dashboard. I sent off the Electronic section of the ABS unit to be refurbished but that did not fix the problem.
    After another scan from the repair shop I am told that I need the ABS hydraulic unit as a valve is bad.
    I am able to source a 2006 unit but my question is :- Is the 2006 unit compatible with my 2004 car?
    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
    One sure way to check whether they are the same is to check the part numbers, if both have the same P/N they are the same.

    0 Not allowed!

  4. #4
    Saab Owner Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 2016
    Location
    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Posts
    1,082
    Saab(s)
    2006 9-3 2.0t SportCombi
    Thumbs Up:   150
    Quote Originally Posted by GeoffR View Post
    One sure way to check whether they are the same is to check the part numbers, if both have the same P/N they are the same.
    Multiple years are compatible, but these things come in several flavors, so like Geoff says, check the numbers on your unit and then look to see what you can find that matches. http://car-part.com/index.htm

    0 Not allowed!

  5. #5
    Saab Fan
    Join Date
    29 Mar 2015
    Location
    Cape Cod Mass.
    Posts
    12
    Saab(s)
    2002 95 Aero manual Black, 2001 95 Aero Silver, 1999 Viggen
    Thumbs Up:   0
    I recently had the same issue with my '02 Aero manual. Call Goldwing Saab in Hastings NY and they will provide the correct unit. It will have to be married to the car. Got to a qualified garage with some one who is truly experienced with marrying one of these units. I went to a local garage with a Tech II and they had no success. Went to the best Saab mechanic in the USA @ JG Saab service in Lunenburg Mass, he married the unit to the car. No more problems!

    0 Not allowed!

  6. #6
    Saab Owner Digger's Avatar
    Join Date
    28 Oct 2016
    Location
    Minneapolis Minnesota
    Posts
    1,082
    Saab(s)
    2006 9-3 2.0t SportCombi
    Thumbs Up:   150
    Quote Originally Posted by Pequod View Post
    I recently had the same issue with my '02 Aero manual. Call Goldwing Saab in Hastings NY and they will provide the correct unit. It will have to be married to the car. Got to a qualified garage with some one who is truly experienced with marrying one of these units. I went to a local garage with a Tech II and they had no success. Went to the best Saab mechanic in the USA @ JG Saab service in Lunenburg Mass, he married the unit to the car. No more problems!
    Takes more than a Tech 2, you need the Saab security access software for programing and you need to know how to use it. Repairing the ABS controller that came with the car can avoid reprograming and replacing the controller on a salvage valve assembly with the "working" controller that came the car avoids programing and sometimes you just have to bite the reprogramming bullet.

    0 Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Saab Fan
    Join Date
    29 Mar 2015
    Location
    Cape Cod Mass.
    Posts
    12
    Saab(s)
    2002 95 Aero manual Black, 2001 95 Aero Silver, 1999 Viggen
    Thumbs Up:   0
    Quote Originally Posted by Digger View Post
    Takes more than a Tech 2, you need the Saab security access software for programing and you need to know how to use it. Repairing the ABS controller that came with the car can avoid reprograming and replacing the controller on a salvage valve assembly with the "working" controller that came the car avoids programing and sometimes you just have to bite the reprogramming bullet.
    .

    Thanks for the feed back. Your comment is not at all what was my experience in repairing and marrying the replacement unit from Goldwing Saab was. I expect my Saab mechanic with over 40 years of experience is far more knowledgeable than either one of us. He performed the repair as described and it has worked flawlessly since.

    0 Not allowed!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    10 Dec 2019
    Location
    Sarasota FL
    Posts
    3
    Saab(s)
    2004 95 T Arc.
    Thumbs Up:   0
    Thank you all for your valuable input. Yes I do have a repair shop that I use, they repair many Saab models. I did not see a code on the Tech 2 scanner, just a read out “valve #1 faulty”. The mechanic also told me the pump wasn’t working. I am assuming that the pump is part of the ABS hydraulic unit.

    0 Not allowed!

  9. #9
    Saab Fan
    Join Date
    29 Mar 2015
    Location
    Cape Cod Mass.
    Posts
    12
    Saab(s)
    2002 95 Aero manual Black, 2001 95 Aero Silver, 1999 Viggen
    Thumbs Up:   0
    Quote Originally Posted by Yorkslad View Post
    Thank you all for your valuable input. Yes I do have a repair shop that I use, they repair many Saab models. I did not see a code on the Tech 2 scanner, just a read out “valve #1 faulty”. The mechanic also told me the pump wasn’t working. I am assuming that the pump is part of the ABS hydraulic unit.
    The repair I had performed left me with a pump unit (less control module) off a Saab 95 with only 17k miles. If you are interested I would sell it to you for $75 plus shipping. Either way, Merry Christmas!

    0 Not allowed!

  10. #10

    Join Date
    10 Dec 2019
    Location
    Sarasota FL
    Posts
    3
    Saab(s)
    2004 95 T Arc.
    Thumbs Up:   0
    Sounds great! Will it fit my 2004 95 arc?

    0 Not allowed!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Confusion Between Navi Control Unit and GSM Control Unit
    By jwvdpoll in forum Saab 9-3 (2003-2014)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22 December 2016, 10:13
  2. How to open sealed alarm unit - Saab 9-5
    By nordwulf in forum Tutorials, repairs and service
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17 February 2016, 03:54
  3. SAAB 95 NG Infotainment unit after replacement not powering up
    By Miodrag in forum Saab 9-5 (2010-2012)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04 July 2014, 19:44
  4. 2001 Saab 9-3 SE after market DIC unit
    By sheik in forum Saab 900 and 9-3 (1994-2003)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29 October 2013, 17:13
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08 June 2012, 16:22

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT. The time now is 19:52.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5
Copyright © 2020 vBulletin Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.