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Old 08-25-2014, 10:34 AM   #1
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2002 saab 9-5 aeros stock original dic originally broke on me car showed a blinking check engine light. i was able to pull apart the dic to see the 4 springs inside that looks like they were distorted out of place where they sit in a sort of rubber boot. i was able to get the car running again until i bought a used part from a friend. a day or two later i have the same problem with the dic. the 4 internal springs seem all out of skew. so i mess with the original dic and i got it going... order a brand new dic through my local auto store. anddd a day or two later bam same thing springs are all skewed. my question is, is my car causing this to happen? or should i go ahead and order a new dic again (free from warranty) and hope it works longer? the new part i did get seemed to make my car start quicker and i never had any power loss until it just wouldnt start. ive heard there is a recall on 2000-2002 9-5 dic's but i dont know if that means anything.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:56 AM   #2
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Thats odd. What code was coming up?
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:45 AM   #3
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I only noticed a blinking check engine light once and that was the first time I had the dic break down. I was going up a hill noticed power loss blinking check engine light I didn't notice the sequence. And then the car had a rough idle and died. Typical dic issue right? But every other time the cars broke down from the dic the car has either been idiling fine to a sudden stall or the car will crank but not turn over once turned off.
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Could something we wrong with the wiring? Or how the spark plugs get super heated for 5 seconds?
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What brand is the DI? The Pro Parts Sweden branded ones had an issue with the boots at the end coming loose and the contact springs coming out.
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I would check your plugs, if they are old put NGKs gapped appropriately. See if you can find someone with a Tech-II and read the codes and investigate the codes. Next see if you can borrow or source a good DIC.
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it was pro parts sweden i was thinking of using another brand
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it was pro parts sweden i was thinking of using another brand
Gotta use the factory ones. Honestly, they're the only reliable units.
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https://www.saablink.net/forum/tsl-discounts/90986.htm

there ya go
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Thanks! I will report back on how this dic works out for me
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Snowcat77: The direct ignition that you recommended works great! Better than any of the other ones by far. Haven't had any problems with it at all thank you so much you're a life saver! (This post was for my 9-5)
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Old 09-17-2014, 05:24 AM   #12
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Glad to hear it, you shouldnt need another one for years to come, but if that time does come make sure to get one of the real ones, not any of the asian knock offs. They are complete garbage. I got one of the knock off t5 DICs when i still had my ng900 and right out of the box it misfired on a tuned car. If i kept the throttle back right to about stock power/boost it would work to get around town, but within a year and only a few thousand miles it was misfiring at idle and throwing a blinking CEL. It had a 60 day return policy, but i really needed to be getting back and forth to a new job at the time and there wasnt any used ones for sale at the time so I had to make due. I knew it wouldnt be as good as a real one, but i figured it would at least last a few years yano?
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