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Check Engine Light!

Okay I have a 1997 SAAB 900 SE 2.0 Turbo Talladega Edition and I recentely returned to Maine from Maryland. But before I left Maryland my check engine light came on. I looked at the temp on the temp gauge but it was right in the middle(not too hot or too cold) And nothing seemed to smell weird or act weird. So taking a big risk, I drove my car the 500+ miles to get from Maryland to Maine and the car did not do anything weird the whole time I drove. I have been home for a week now and the light is still but nothing is running weird still. So I was wondering if anyone had an idea of why my car is reading that something is wrong when nothing appears to be wrong????

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  • Anonymous Sep 17, 2008

    My check engine light came on in my 97 SAAB 900 but the car seems fine also, what's up?

  • gcotier Dec 01, 2008

    check engine light comes on for periods and then off for periods on saab 900 classic 1992.

    Fuel Consumption and engine efficiency seem fine.

    Found a burnt out rotor arm in the distributor yesterday but I don't see how this could be the problem.

    Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    I have same problem but I have come up with the solution........take out the bulb :-)........ seriously though took mine to garage...there is nothing wrong with the car...its just a sensor malfunction. but I live in Ireland and my car will fail an M.O.T if the is on. Mine has been on for over 12 months now .

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    I also have a 1997 Saab 900SE Talladega. It has 370 000 Kms and the check engine light has been on for the last year or so. It basically relates to the pressure in the fuel system (fault can be caused by a faulty sealing fuel cap or other air leaks) or the emission control system, faulty or dirty sensors (engine and muffler). Usually not a big deal..... let her shine! P.S. A New Air Filter, Oil Change, Fuel Filter and Spark Plugs are the cheapest maintenance you can do, this generally is the best preventative maintenance you can do. .... oh, by the way, my saab keep stalling at idle and misses under acceleration, usually only when warmed up and only intermittently.... any ideas?.... I should have investigated my check engine light sooner!!! haha.



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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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