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I have a 2000 Saab 9-3 SE with 147k miles, I drove it to the store with no issues. When I came out of the store and drove it about a mile everything was fine, then all of a sudden the car "bucked" and the check engine light came on. I immediately pulled over and checked the dipstick and gave the engine bay a once over, everything appeared fine. I babied it home and noticed that it is idling at about 850 RPM's as opposed to 1000 RPM's. Also the turbo isnt spooling very much, if at all, can someone please help!?! I intend on taking it to Advanced Auto to check the codes, but Im freaking out in the mean time.

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I would do the same thing take it to auto zone or Oreilly and see what those guys have to say. I usually take to a couple different shop to do free scan tool. most of the time they all say the same problem.
But Sounds like your car might have a sensor problem. could be MAF or BAF sensor. not too sure.. but you should definitely take it for scan tool test.

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If the engine is still running without noises , stop worrying
the turbo could have died in which case have it replaced
yes the fault codes may reveal the area of the fault but if it is a mechanical failure , it may not show up
engine lights report on engine AND transmission faults so the indicated problem may be electronic related to the transmission controls

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SOURCE: Check Engine Light!

Sounds like you will need to have the codes read at SAAB dealer to confirm no fautly sensors have caused this to happen.
There may still be a bad component that is triggering lamp.
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SOURCE: 1999 saab 9-5 check engine light is on

If you will take the car to a local auto parts store they can see what the code is most do a free check engine light check.

Posted on Jun 08, 2009

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SOURCE: check engine and check gearbox lights

As Saab is in relation to Subaru.....the first thing I would check is the spark plugs, ignition coil and spark plug wires. Have a technician check them for carbon tracking as if you are getting some hesitation and is inconsistant you may very well have a missfire. Minor problem but could be costly depending upon if it's got a single coil or one for each cylinder.

Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a '96 SAAB 900 SE Turbo auto-trans that is

my 96 900se turbo auto trans was doing the same thing. whats most likely is that the shifter cable is not fully letting the car grab the park gear, which won't let it turn on. or it may be the neutral safety swtich that needs a good cleaning or replacement. I hope this helps, in my case it was the shifter cable.

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SOURCE: 2003 Saab 9-5 CHECK ENGINE light with vibration

87 octane ,,,you kidding ---more like 95 octane .But this has nothing to do with the vibration and check engine light,forget having the codes read get the dealer to look at it

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