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  1. OP, I didn't see you mention the O2 sensor...

    OP, I didn't see you mention the O2 sensor (fuel/air ratio sensor).

    The MAF sensor measures the airflow into the engine, the fuel/air ratio sensor measures the combustion efficiency and the ECU...
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    My '08 9-5 died after idling for maybe 5 minutes...

    My '08 9-5 died after idling for maybe 5 minutes and would not restart. 40 minutes later it started just fine like nothing had happened. No codes.

    So I just replaced the CPS and found it to be a...
  3. Thread: Horrible MPG

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    I'm a new Saab owner currently bringing my '08...

    I'm a new Saab owner currently bringing my '08 9-5 up to speed. My car had a malfunctioning coolant thermostat that intermittently threw a code. The needle of the temperature gauge would sit a...
  4. Given that the key worked before but not after...

    Given that the key worked before but not after you replaced the coolant bypass valve it's probably not the key.

    Disconnect the battery and separate that large electrical connector again and...
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    I'm debating the need to drop the oil pan on my...

    I'm debating the need to drop the oil pan on my new to me 2008 with 96,000 miles. From your top pic I would say dropping the pan wasn't necessary but of course you don't really know until you look....
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    When you took those pics had you already cleaned...

    When you took those pics had you already cleaned the pickup oil screen or was that how it came off the car? It looks fairly clean with few carbon particles.
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    I'm getting my new-to-me 2008 9-5 up to speed and...

    I'm getting my new-to-me 2008 9-5 up to speed and one of my discoveries is that it has the short serpentine belt and no center idler pulley (obviously).

    From my reading here and elsewhere I...
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    If you've already driven the car you've already...

    If you've already driven the car you've already answered that question.

    Your description of the symptoms sounds like a loose sway bar to me. Maybe it's a sway bar bushing bolt.
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    Put a quarter next to that broken bolt so we can...

    Put a quarter next to that broken bolt so we can see what size it is and post the pic again.

    Buy some plastic ramps, get under the car and take a look, see what's loose.
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    2008 Saab 9-5 2.3T

    Will post a pic or two soon.

    My cars seem to pick me somehow. I once bought a VW Golf TDI that sat on a gas station forecourt with a "for sale" sign as I drove past every day for two months.
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