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Old 04-04-2007, 03:20 AM   #1
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My First Saab issue..

So, I bought a Saab. It's a 2001, 9-5, automatic, 4 cylinder, great car. So far I love the way it handles, power's good (for my work car) and everything seems to be fine. The only issue I have is a check engine light that comes on randomly. Engine runs fine, no rough idles, excellerates great normal temps, I was told it was a gas cap issue, and it just needs to be reset. Well My question is, can Autozone clear these lights? I only ask Because they can clear my VW b.s. codes, and if theres a REAL problem it'll pop up again. alot of times a reset clears everything up. The reason I ask is I went to get an emmissions test for the state of CT and it failed because the check engine light said I was misfireing from like 3 cylinders (wouldn't I notice that??) anywho, that's all I have. thank you for your help in advance!
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The misfire could be a very slight one that you might not even notice. Has your DI ever been replaced (recall?)? How old are your spark plugs?

I'd try a fresh set of plugs (gapped properly) and if that doesn't fix it maybe a new/newer di.
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The car was origionaly from Canada, and the dealer said there was no recall for the DI? is this possible? I'll have to look through the maintenance hostory to find out about the plugs. It was dealer serviced from day one of ownership. What is the recommended milage for spark plug replacement? Thanks!
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If you goto autozone, they can pull the codes and you can find out exactly what the check engine light is for. If it is the gas cap it will go away on its own after a few startups as far as I know.
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:48 PM   #5
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Gas cap - replace the cap - or just click it three times and it will take about 2 tanks of gas sometimes 3 to clear the light on it's own.

UK cars didn't have the recall - so chances are good you need plugs and a DI...
(I can help you there if need be) send me an e-mail not a PM and if your CEL is a misfire concern I can get you a package deal and ship you plugs and a DI
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i know the serial numners for the bad di's, i beleive c's and d's(first letter of the di serial #) are the bad ones, and yes like mentioned before replace the plugs. Most of the new di's start with g's
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A Good working DI is no worse than a good working DI... they all fail man - there is no "good and bad DI" They last about 10-100,000 miles on average...
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Old 04-05-2007, 03:16 PM   #8
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A Good working DI is no worse than a good working DI... they all fail man - there is no "good and bad DI" They last about 10-100,000 miles on average...
so that information means absolutely nothing to anyone?
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My di reads
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0427 a700215

Which letter to you mean? I know when the di was made in the 27th week on 2004.
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its the lettering above the barcode i beleive.
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The misfire could be a very slight one that you might not even notice. Has your DI ever been replaced (recall?)? How old are your spark plugs?

I'd try a fresh set of plugs (gapped properly) and if that doesn't fix it maybe a new/newer di.
i had a recall on my DI cassette about a year ago on my 02' 9-5. not sure if it included any other years, because i don't have the letter i got from the dealer still around.
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