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My stick shifter is very loose and car will only go into 4th gear and also it has a fuel system issue. I just purchased the car and it ran good o the test drive but it was basicly on E. So i filled it up drove it 7 miles and it started idling bad and dying on me. I drove it 4 more miles to auto zone and put some lucas fuel injector cleaner in it and it ran great. I then drove it from Dallas TX to OKC, OK and It was perfect all the way until i got to the metro 200 miles so i change the oil oil filter and fuel filter for about 30 miles it drove good then it started to idle eraticly again, each time it idled badly the check engie lite would come on. with an error code 1260 & 1251

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what kind of car do you have?
Is your car with distributor or electrical egnition?
the fuel pump is not the at fualt.
in your son car are only two common problems or electricity does not come. Or fuel does not come good like is supose to come.

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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SOURCE: rough idle on 1990 saab 900 convertible, 16V

Because the car has adaptive technology, it may take a while to reset and adjust to the new, cleaner and better conditions than those to which it had previously adapted.

Did you change the cap and rotor? if the plugs needed replacement, likely they do too

Possible other causes include:

loose or corroded connections to any electrical component you disturbed (make a checklist and tick them all off as you check them);

mis-reinstallation of any F.I. part disturbed(checklist again)

obstructed water flow through the AIC valve;

improper voltage output from the AIC valve (for LH 2.4 systems, should output 8 volt at idle, dropping as load increases; for LH 2.4.2 system output 7 volt at idle etc; testing between terminals)33 and 17 at disconnected LH connector;

possible problem with MAF.

Hope this helps


Posted on May 30, 2009

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SOURCE: '90 900 manual starts, stalls, and can't start again

The complete loss of oil suggests that you might have a piston problem!

First, check the compression on all cylinders; all values should be within a range of 10% from highest to lowest. Typical value about 140 psi.

One cause could be a blown piston or rings, allowing pressure into the crankcase, and blowing oil out of the filler pipe - very fine and barely visible, not spouting. You might feel the pressure pulses from the damaged or leaking cylinder.

If one cylinder has zero pressure, it's more than likely the cause of the problem. Do a wet compression test (pour a little oil into the cylinder immediately before connecting the compression tester - it usually seals any leaking rings for a little while) and if it holds pressure, that points to the rings; if no pressure again, that points to the piston.

Let us know the compression test results.


Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: 1999 saab 9-5 stalls without warning won't restart for 30-40 min.

Hello.i had similar problem.replaced ignition coil+cranksensor,driven it for several months now.a.ok.

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